The Spirit of Your Staff

The Spirit of Your Staff

Jesus used questions to shape his disciples into the leaders he needed them to be.  Those same questions can be a powerful means for shaping your staff team as well. One of the most important elements of a healthy church is the staff culture.  Whether yours is a large...
Four Traps for Clergy and their New Congregation

Four Traps for Clergy and their New Congregation

In a recent conversation, a minister asked me what I thought were the major traps that most often snared ministers when they moved to a new congregation. Great question! Healthy churches and ministers pay attention to potential trouble spots and act in a proactive way...
How Do Leaders Become Leaders?

How Do Leaders Become Leaders?

Recently my friend, Joe, and I were playing golf in Dallas. Inevitably when we play our conversation turns to church.  Joe is a trusted friend and former chaplain.  As we talked about the ebb and flow of church life we both spoke admiringly of our church’s...
Creating A Culture of Call

Creating A Culture of Call

In my interactions with churches across the country, one specific conversation nearly always emerges. With furrowed brows and a worried tone, they ask: “Where is the next generation of pastoral leadership for churches like ours going to come from?” The concern is...
Weaving Strong Leaders: Book Release

Weaving Strong Leaders: Book Release

How Leaders Grow Down, Group Up, and Grow Together Bob Dale and Bill Wilson are pleased to announce the release of their new book, Weaving Leaders: How Leaders Grow Up, Grow Down, and Grow Together.           Welcome to the inner lives of...