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. […]

7 Reasons a Leader Feels Insecure

The following comes from Pastor Johnny Hunt. Johnny M. Hunt is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Woodstock, Ga., and author of several books, including Building Your Leadership Resume. Since my mid-twenties, Pastor Johnny has been a role model and encourager to me. He loves the Church and loves pastors. I am grateful for his faithfulness, […]

Links for Leaders 10/31/14

Your words carry a tremendous weight for those on your team. And too often, there are important phrases that get left out of our daily meetings, phone conversations, and emails. Here are 5 phrases that ministry leaders need to say more often from Art Rainer. All sorts of factors go into what makes up a […]

6 Nuggets of Wisdom for Leaders

The following is a guest post by Selma Wilson. Selma is one of the vice presidents of LifeWay, leading our B&H Publishing Group. I am honored to serve alongside Selma and consider her to be an incredible leader.  “Plans fail when there is no counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.” — Proverbs 15:22 Every leader needs […]