In my previous post, I revealed a critical — yet overlooked — trait of executive pastors. I will do the same for worship pastors in this post.
A few years ago, I met the head of a successful software company at a conference in Los Angeles.
In many churches, the senior pastor leans on the executive pastor more than any other person.
When you think of mediocre, what comes to mind? My first thought is that it’s “just OK.” It’s ordinary, or of moderate quality. It’s neither good nor bad. It’s barely adequate; just run-of-the-mill. If you needed an operation, would you look for surgeon who’s mediocre? The same question applies if you were building your dream [...]
References to the status quo often evoke images of staleness, like weeks-old bread on your counter that is still technically edible but far from its original freshness. No one gets excited about crustiness, especially in the church. There is a lot out there on changing, challenging and deconstructing the status quo in churches. Rightly so [...]
Can churches grow in the summer? Of course they can.
Which do you prefer: a story or a fairy tale? What’s the difference?
What does it mean to be “intentional”?
By Tim Spivey “The single most important thing great companies did that good companies didn’t was make superb people decisions.” That was from Jim Collins at the Catalyst West conference last week. Collins is one of my favorite…OK, my favorite, author on leadership from a business perspective. The research his team has done over the [...]
By Mike Klockenbrink The hazy days of summer can be a strange thing. It’s a time when kids get out of school, people go on vacation, and some ministries seem to slow down or take the summer off. The office during the week can at times seem like a ghost town. Am I the only [...]