By Rez Gopez-Sindac They want to change the world and will need intentional mentors to succeed. The Millennials — those born after 1980 — constitute the new mega generation. Right now there are about 80 million Millennials in America. This confident, connected and ethnically diverse generation is a major force to be reckoned with. They […]
By Sam S. Rainer III The younger generation is not the church of the future. They are the church of today. What are they looking for in a church leader? How can you equip them to lead today? Allow me to offer 10 insights. 1. They desire integrity among leaders. Our research has shown that […]
Emily Kantner, communications specialist at Elexio, explains how When potential youth group members visit the church’s website, what will capture their attention? If they see pictures and videos of other teens participating in activities that look like fun, they’ll probably want to join in and have a blast. Simple, relevant content and a modern look […]
True shepherd-leaders champion humility for a position of church leadership.
The process is defined and remedies are available if you take appropriate steps.
Conventional wisdom says that the average youth pastor stays only 18 months.
If an American pastor was sentenced to death by an American court because he refused to recant his faith
When church administrators work at building their team or merely conduct a meeting they must “compel the process,” says management consultant
Patrick Lencioni, and when it doesn’t happen it is more often because “they have a misplaced sense of humility.”
Lencioni, president of The Table Group that specializes in organizational health and executive team development, is a favorite speaker at church conferences. He has authored nine books with more than three million copies sold, and the latest one is The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business (Jossey-Bass, 2012). Church Executive asked Lencioni to apply the advice in his book to pastors and executive pastors of churches as well as to companies: We don’t hear much about humility in business? Being humble is one of the most critical things a great leader must be. But being humble means that leaders know that they are not more important than the people they lead. They are servant leaders. However, even servant leaders need to understand that their words and actions are, in fact, more impactful than those of others.
With the recent economic downturn, some churches are closing their doors due to