Leadership

Failing to Plan = Planning to Fail

“Why plan?” George asked. “I just wait on the Lord and He tells me what to do.” Many ministers believe that long-range or strategic planning demonstrates faithlessness and quenches the Holy Spirit. This is a misguided belief. In fact, the scriptures condone “the plans...

Sharpening Your Sight

Record the vision and inscribe it on tablets, that the one who reads it may run. -Habakkuk 2:2 A viable ministry requires vision; an inspired, unique, and God-given vision. Church consultant George Barna says a ministry without a vision is like a flashlight without...

Team Huddle

Effective leadership teams make effective ministries. Teams— even the best ones—struggle when workaday minutia, tasks and deadlines take center stage. Without occasional, dedicated times of renewal, revitalization and maintenance, teams will fragment and lose their...

The Ultimate Betrayal

The role of a minister often includes making tough decisions amidst a crisis, and most ministers enter their calling knowing this. Even with a mindset of preparedness, certain occurrences are extremely difficult to manage. Sadly, one such difficult circumstance has...