Sometimes, we fail. It’s never comfortable, and it’s never easy, but sometimes we don’t accomplish what we set out to do. But, what causes us to fail? Steve Graves shares five causes of failure, and I think identifying these helps prevent unnecessary failure.
“Your staff values directly impact your team culture, and thus shape your church culture at large,” writes Katie Viscontini in a helpful blog post on the importance of values at the LifeWay Leadership blog.
It is likely that, at some point in your professional life, you will work a job that feels like it has little impact on your company or organization, and no impact on the world at large. Few people only ever work jobs that have a clear impact on the world around them. What do you do if you’re stuck in a job that feels meaningless? Art Rainer shares about this topic on his blog.
As I have written countless time on this blog, leadership is vital to the future health of your church or organization. Even more, leadership development is vital to the development and discipleship of the people who work in your church or organization. The youngest segment of the workforce today is made up of Millennials. They want to be developed, and you need to develop them.
Many pastors and lay church leaders share a significant problem: saying “yes” too much and falling into a cycle of overcommitment. Such overcommitment leads to burnout and ineffective church ministry, hurting the person who overcommitted (and others) in the process. This week on the LifeWay Pastors blog, Mark Dance shares about why pastors and church leaders should not say “yes” so quickly.