“At its root, leadership is the ability to see the present situation of a church, envision a better future, and then develop a plan to take the people to that future. Effective planning takes place when leadership decisions are driven … Read the rest
Tag Archives: core values
From your own experience what would you list as the top 5 reasons churches are declining in our country? I don’t have research at my finger tips to support my own thoughts on this topic but I offer what I … Read the rest
Every organization, whether for profit or non-profit, has a design. Below are common components of any organization’s design.
- Code: This is who the organization really is.
- Culture: This is what is acceptable and not acceptable in the organization.
Where does a church, or any organization for that matter, need congruence? I would suggest that a church needs to have agreement in the following seven areas.
1. Who you are
2. Where you are going
3. How you will … Read the rest
How often do the words come out of your mouth, Thank You?
You can give your guests, congregation and staff a much-needed lift and example by using these two words regularly.
Thank your guests for coming and coming back … Read the rest
My wife and I were in a large city overnight recently and we were able to book a nice hotel through one of the internet booking agencies. It allowed us to stay at a 4 star hotel for the price … Read the rest
My shepherding philosophy for years has been “take people from wherever I find them to where God wants them to be”. We didn’t want to require people to “clean up their act” before they started attending our church. What I … Read the rest
Who is behind the steering wheel of your ministry?
Years ago while I was in freshmen speech class in college one of the students told a personal story about his adventure on the way back to school from Michigan after … Read the rest
Last time we talked about the process for discovering your core values. Today we want to talk about how to know that you have developed your core values into statements that are well written. Why would you want to go … Read the rest
I am coaching a church that has struggled to grow. We had a Skype session recently with the leadership team to begin the process of clearly defining their Core Values. The Lord truly met with us in a special … Read the rest