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  • The Question Every Leader Must Answer

    by Kevin East
    I would imagine this scenario is not foreign to you. You have faces staring back at you, eager to follow.  It could be volunteers, staff, or a group of people that have come together for a common reason.  They are looking to you and me for leadership, but unfortunately, we let them down.  Instead of leadership, we merely provide instructions. As leaders, we must answer this question for our people: Why are we here? Recently I had ...   Read More
  • 7 of the Most Dangerous Leadership Mindsets I’ve Observed

    by Ron Edmondson
    I’ve seen it so many times. A leader could even be doing everything else right and one flawed mindset can overshadow — jeopardize all the good leadership principles we know. One constantly repeated action. One trait. One habit. One mindset. And, sadly, many times it’s not even that the person isn’t a good leader — it’s that one mindset that gets them off track. And, so I believe leaders should constantly ...   Read More
  • 9 Essential Qualities Of Exceptional Leaders

    by Jay Mitchell, Vanderbloemen Search Group
    There is no one-size-fits-all mold for what makes a great leader, and leadership can look very different when it is manifested in different personalities and circumstances. There are, however, several characteristics that are present in every successful leader.Whether you are seeking your next leader or seeking to become a more effective leader, here are 9 essential qualities to strive after:1. Exceptional leaders are authentic. Great leaders are ...   Read More
  • 3 Tips to Create a Captivating Christmas Service

    by SermonSearch Staff
    If you are anything like me, by this time in mid-December you have almost completed the pulling out of all of your hair, leaving your scalp bare and an ulcer or two in your stomach just in time for the eggnog and neighborhood caroling. Add the fact that you are responsible for telling the story of Jesus’ birth and preparing for your church’s joyous Christmas service in the midst of all the hustle and bustle can leave any pastor with the ...   Read More
  • How To Train Others: Five Lessons From Jesus

    by Joe Plemon
    Whether you hire workers for your own business, train co-workers within the context of your current position, or equip others for ministry in your church, you should consider the following lessons from the Master trainer: 1. Be real during the interview process. If you are salivating over a prospective employee, don’t succumb to the temptation of sugar coating the job. When a teacher of religious law asked Jesus if he could follow him, Jesus ...   Read More
  • 3 Things I Wish I'd Known about Leadership

    by Brady Boyd, Senior Pastor of New Life Church
    I’ve been a pastor for nearly two decades now, and for nearly two decades I’ve been the product of on-the-job training. Maybe every job is this way. Do you know any good doctors or lawyers or teachers or artists who quit learning years ago? I don’t either. Nor do I know any good pastors who aren’t continually refining their craft. So, while I’m not opposed to having to learn as I go, having to fight to stay a half-step ...   Read More
  • How To Make Hires That Stick

    by Jay Mitchell, Vanderbloemen Search Group
    Hiring a new team member is always a risk. There’s a lot at stake, and it’s critical to get it right. We’ve all heard stories or experienced when someone hired just doesn’t work out. A hire that doesn’t last long is costly, not just in monetary terms (interviews, moving cost, etc.) but also in terms of time, energy, and momentum. So how can we make hires that stick? Here are 5 ways to ensure your hires are as effective ...   Read More
  • How Much Church Staff is Recommended for My Church?

    by Kristin Price
    How many staff do I need at my church? Think about it. It seems like an easy, no-brainer question doesn’t it? Simply divide the number of congregants by a certain percentage, and presto, you have a good idea of how many staff individuals you need at your church. Right? Even though the one-staffed-pastor-per-such-and-such-number-of-congregants might be a successful approach for some, it might not work well for others. You see, staffing a church ...   Read More
  • 5 Things Job Seekers Look for in a New Employer

    by Kristin Price
    While there is much focus on the qualities and skills that employers look for in employees, not much is said concerning the things job seekers look for in an employer. But isn’t that just as important? Consider this: There is a top credentialed job seeker who has great communication skills, a thriving work ethic, growth and leadership potential, and possibly even a sharp sense of humor. Wouldn’t your organization want to attract this ...   Read More
  • 10 Types of Christian Leadership

    by David Murray
    Recently I was asked to give a conference address on “Positive Leadership.” It got me thinking about how many different kinds of pastoral leadership I’d come across in my ministry. Mr. Passive never takes a step forwards. Like a snooker ball, he just waits to be hit by the next event. If he can maintain the status quo or manage a congregation’s gradual decline, he’s quite happy. If Mr. Passive is a snooker ball, ...   Read More