The simple act of encouragement

By Sam S. Rainer III Why do people return to church? One myth that could be easily dismissed is that they were too angry at the church to return. In fact, in one of our studies, the rechurched told us in overwhelming numbers that anger at the church was not a factor in their departures. […]

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Are you caring or just curious?

Both curious and caring leaders ask about followers or subordinates.

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Hurdles to established church innovation

Does the established nature of some churches hinder innovation?

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Leading awkward people

Some people are just awkward. Awkward people are in almost every organization.

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The advantages of informal authority

Positions with titles imply a legitimate endorsement to lead. But there is an advantage to leading with informal authority.

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The tone of pastoral leadership

Finding the voice in which to communicate content is sometimes just as difficult as determining the content itself.

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Who you influence: 5 types of followers

Either people are on board with your leadership or not, right? Nope.

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Leading the artists in your church

Creativity is not necessarily art. Art requires creativity, but not all creative processes produce art.

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The consensus camel

Perhaps you’ve heard a version of the saying “a camel is a horse designed by a church committee.

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10 things to know about leading young adults

What are the younger generation looking for in a church leader?

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