5 Phrases Leaders Need to Say More Often

The following is by Art Rainer. Art serves as the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and is a cofounder of Rainer Publishing. He has written two books, Raising Dad and Simple Life, and lives with his wife, Sarah, and two sons in Wake Forest, N.C. This article originally appeared at Art’s personal […]

Links for Leaders 12/5/14

Christian leaders, in any environment, often struggle with how to think through and process the ambition that fills them. Good thoughts from Kyle Worley on leadership ambition. Leaders must be people of extraordinary discipline. But the types of disciplines effective leaders must master could surprise you. Here are four surprising disciplines from Scott Cochrane. The […]

3 Steps in a Language Audit

When we lived in Miami, several times my wife, Kaye, was asked in Spanish, “Como se llama?” which means, “What is your name?” Since she knows a little Spanish, she responded appropriately, “Kaye.” If you know Spanish at all, you know that “Kaye” sounds like “Que,” and that “Que” means “What?” So the person would […]

Links for Leaders 11/21/14

One practical way that love expresses itself is by our presence with others when we are actually with them. Jeremy Writebol explains the importance of being present. Pure gold from my good friend, Kevin Peck, on structures and people flourishing. “Build structures not just so things get done, but so people can flourish.” Some thoughts […]

4 Tasks of a Senior Leader

My friend Steve Graves recently met with some of our leadership team and shared four tasks of a senior leader. I found his framework helpful and challenging, and in sharing it with you, I have added some of my own thoughts. So, here are the four tasks that every senior leader must be preoccupied with and […]

Links for Leaders 11/7/14

Those who are most successful in life and the pastorate are those who listen to others. We need to learn to receive counsel from others, whether it is from a trusted mega-church pastor, the old man who sits on the third row, or the little girl who has her feelings hurt. Josh King on hearing […]

The First 11 Minutes at Your Church

If you ever check out multiple churches in a short period of time, you will likely be surprised by the differences in hospitality expressed to first-time guests. In some churches a guest knows exactly where to park, is graciously welcomed, escorted to the children’s area to drop off kids, and introduced to several helpful people. […]