Here are a few thought-provoking truths I overheard at this year’s Global Leadership Summit at Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago, highlighting the best leaders from the world of business, politics, athletics, entertainment, education, philanthropy, and the church.
You only have 168 hours in a week to get things done. If you’re going to lead a turnaround church, you’ll need at least twice that many hours, just to get things moving in the right direction! Well, a bit of an overstatement for the sake of illustration, but not by much!
Wayne J. Vaughan for six years was chief financial officer of The Concord Baptist Church of Christ, responsible for a budget of $1.8 million. He has published a book titled Keeping Your Church Alive: Advice for Pastors, Leaders and Active Members, where he shares about the financial side of properly running a large, 160-year old church.
“The Church is the most powerful transforming force in history.” This bold assertion from the book What’s Right with the Church by Elmer L. Towns flies in the face of what the media portray. What does this look like today?
I’ve been through a lot with church boards. I’m sure it’s also true that boards have been through a lot with me. They remind me of the old saying that “you can’t live with 'em and you can’t live without 'em.”
If you find yourself not living with passion, inspiration and enthusiasm, then “you are definitely not living with purpose” writes author Steve Douglas. Purpose Pie: Really Living in the Sweet Spot of Life is a practical guide to discovering your purpose.
Even though I didn’t take math in Bible college, I learned real-quick how to round-up my church’s weekend attendance, Rusty George says. Why do we make attendance the benchmark for success? (Excerpted from the NACC conference in 2015.)
Large outreach events in U.S. churches seem to be status quo. Nearly every church I know, regardless of size, has big events throughout the year…Christmas musicals, special Easter services, VBS for the community, and so on. But, how effective are they?
Concluding our three-part series on how churches can use transitional pastoring, we're interviewing Brian A. Thorstad. He discusses his new book Redevelopment: Transitional Pastoring that Transforms Churches.
Yes, I am a revitalization pastor. Yes, I’ve read almost every book and research study on the Great Commission (at least it feels that way). Does that make me an expert—no, but I have been able to reduce everything down to one solid biblical truth.
I would call the Apostle Paul the world's second greatest leader because he wrote much of the New Testament and because he spread Christianity into the the west through his missionary journeys. Here are four crucial leadership behaviors we can learn from his life.