There are a lot of methods churches are using today to reach people and bring them into the church — cool lights, haze machines during worship, a coffee shop in the lobby, shorter service times, and creative stage props. All these are fine to do, but they will eventually become ineffective if the church isn’t continuously expanding their base of leaders.

Let me share an example Pastor Wayne Cordeiro gives that illustrates this point well. Imagine that I hold out a 1-square-foot piece of cardboard, and I slowly empty a bucket of white sand onto it. The sand will accumulate, and as

The Biblical Role of Ministry Consultants

One of the largest challenges that pastors and other ministry leaders face is the unknown.  And ministries that are growing quickly often run into this challenge on every side.  As soon as they grow beyond the experience of their church leadership team they find themselves in uncharted waters.  New questions arise like how do we manage this large staff? How do we handle constructing a new building?  How do we get on television and radio? How can we be effective on these media platforms? Some ministers have the idea that they are supposed to just

God has given everyone an assignment! An assignment is a mission or position to which a person is assigned. We each have a position in the Body of Christ and a distinct mission to fulfill… and God has perfectly equipped us to succeed in His assignment.  All visionary leaders have to some degree recognized and embraced this charge.

The Calling of Christian Leadership

God places a Word in your spirit … He gives you a revelation.  Then as your life surrounds that revelation it comes to life within you. That revelation released into the world through your thoughts,

As I take a moment to reflect on this Memorial Day, I take notice of the changing seasons and how there is a lesson there for every organization, church, ministry, and business.  Whether your organization is struggling to succeed or in the midst of sustained upward growth, there are still seasons, changes, and challenges to work through.

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