Over the last year I've made a number of mis-steps in managing the week which have led to wasted weekends. Here are five easy ways to waste your weekend and go back to work on Monday feeling robbed.
Most all of us work on a team or teams. I'm part of several--I'm on the senior staff team at the church, I'm on our church's session, I lead the discipleship staff team, and I resource several ministry teams across the adult discipleship area. My education didn't prepare me for effective collaboration, even in seminary. … Continue reading How to be a great team member
The nation's largest churches are now churches that meet across several sites. Some criticize the practice. Is there merit in their objections?
In ministry (or any other type of leadership) there are three horizons that must simultaneously be monitored: vision, people, and structures. Vision is the direction and purpose, communally discerned, towards which the church or organization is both pointing and traveling. People includes both those who are currently members, those who are in leadership, those who … Continue reading Goals are no good without this…
Like most of you I have a lot on my plate. One of the most challenging elements of life can be making time to continue to learn and develop both as a minister and as a leader. I've found that podcasts are an excellent way to learn.