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Leadership Network

“Sanctified Disruption” A Millennial Conversation with Mingo Palacios

By John Poitevent: Recently, Leadership Network VP Greg Ligon and Innovate:NOW! Director John Poitevent talked with Mingo Palacios, Pastor of Evangelism and Culture at Saddleback Church. Drawing from his experience with young adults, “micro sites” and creative worship, Mingo shared his thoughts on the future of the church and how “sanctified disruption” might […]

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What is a Church Plant Management Team?

By Patrick Bradley: Autonomous church planters should come under the authority of a church plant Management Team. Here’s what a Management Team is: The New Testament makes a strong case for congregations being overseen by a plurality of Elders. But when you’re starting a new church from scratch, you won’t […]

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Why Busy Leaders Make Bad Leaders

by Carey Nieuwhof: Ask a lot of people how they are, and they’ll shoot you a single word answer: Busy. If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that’s a pet peeve of mine. I hate it when people tell me they’re busy. What does that really accomplish in the first place? Nothing. How […]

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Unleashing Disciple-Makers

By Dhati Lewis: Unleashing Disciple-Makers When I was six, my dad told me, “Son, you have a God-given talent.” I just finished my first football game and had a good game. For better or worse, those words shaped my identity for years. I doubt he knew how significant they were. […]

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Making Our Church the Same Age as Our Neighborhood

By Lee Kricher: Our church needed to make a tough decision. In the fall of 2003, I became Senior Pastor of Amplify Church, an evangelical church in the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh. Weekend attendance had been in steady decline for several years and was hovering around 200 people. We were on […]

Horizontal Hostility: What Is It, Why Is It Killing the Church, and How to Fix It

by Rich Birch: Horizontal hostility is a sociological phenomenon used to describe infighting or factionalism within a minority movement. Rather than banding together, subgroups snipe and fight with each other. It’s that weird thing that happens in small subcultures – when outsiders look in, they can’t believe the groups fighting […]

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Your Organizational Structure Might Be Holding You Back

by Brandon A. Cox: Structure is essential. Like a body without bones or a building without supporting walls, an organization without a structure goes nowhere, fast. Having said that, it’s important to understand that only healthy structure supports growth. Unhealthy structure holds organizations back from growing. Todd Henry, author of Louder Than Words, […]

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20 Life and Leadership Lessons I Learned From Reggie Joiner

by Carey Nieuwhof: I’ve been at the Rethink Leadership and Orange Conferences this week in Atlanta. If you’ve never been you’re missing out. I’ve had the privilege of working closely with Reggie Joiner over a number of years. We have written together, traveled together and spoken together and even started the Rethink […]

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Episode 169: Campus Pastor Competencies

by Daniel Im: What competencies do campus pastors need to be successful in their role? In Episode 169 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, we’ll talk about developing your campus pastors within your church’s leadership pipeline. In this episode, you’ll discover: The importance of a leadership pipeline in development Why development of campus […]

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If You Aspire to Lead, Start Leading Right Now

by Brandon A. Cox: I’m afraid it’s all too common for people to have huge aspirations about who they want to become in the future, but almost no plan or willingness to get there. We love the idea of changing the world, but we fail to see that changing the […]