Links for Leaders 1/23/15

Everyone wants to be liked, right? When it comes to leadership, likeability is a powerful asset, but sometimes a difficult one to come by. Carey Nieuwhof shares some thoughts about likeability in leadership. Church leadership and church planting require a good deal of leadership and administrative skill, but such skill is not always easy to […]

My New Role

For the last three years I have been honored to lead the Church Resources Division (CRD) at LifeWay. As we serve churches in their mission of making disciples, CRD stewards the resources, services, events, and training we create and provide for ministries and churches. Over 500 incredible employees, who love the Bride of Christ, faithfully […]

Links for Leaders 1/16/15

Kindness goes a long way when it comes to leadership. Thankful for my friend and neighbor Paul Jankowski. He shares 10 ways we can be kinder to each other on Forbes. If you’re a leader implementing large, long-lasting change in your organization, be sure to read what Scott Cochrane has to say about rolling up […]

Links for Leaders 1/9/15

Church leaders need to be keenly aware of the importance and beauty of diversity. Brandon Smith recently interviewed Trillia Newbell, and their conversation is helpful as it relates to diversity and discipleship. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” -Winston Churchill and a helpful post on […]

3 Reasons (Some) Pastors Don’t Equip

The role of pastor is divinely designed to prepare others for ministry, not to perform all the duties in ministry. Pastors are not called to “do ministry” but to “equip believers” to minister to one another (Ephesians 4:11-13). Yet some pastors prefer to hoard ministry to themselves rather than equip others. Some pastors are like […]

Links for Leaders 12/19/14

Leading is often difficult. There are many blessings and joys that come along with being a leader, but sometimes, when the people who should be following you simply won’t follow, it can be frustrating. Jared Moore looks at what it’s like when you’re a pastor and your sheep aren’t following. How important is the connection […]