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How Do Great Churches Develop Their Leaders?

by Todd Rhoades: How do great churches develop their leaders? At Leadership Network, we hear this question all the time. Every growing church needs to constantly be identifying and training up leaders. But how? We asked 100 of the country’s largest churches this very question: How do you identify and train leaders?  Last year’s […]

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3 Reasons We Shouldn’t Copy Someone Else’s Vision

By Shawn Lovejoy: Do you know what a knockoff is? It’s an unauthorized copy or cheap imitation of the original. There’s only one Nike. There’s only one Gucci. There’s only one Rolex. There’s only one Montblanc. Their quality cannot be easily matched or imitated. That’s why these brand-name products are so […]

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4 Lies that Cause Pastors to Neglect their Families

by Jaime Owens: The walls of our church’s nursery needed painting. So there I was, on my regular day off with a brush in my hand. A country song I’d never heard before—“The Dollar,” by Jamey Johnson—filled the room as I splashed the first coat of something called Polar Bear […]

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3 Overlooked Qualities of a Successful Church Planter

By Dustin Neeley: There are some qualities that are in the job description of church planting. The church planter should be a qualified minister and have an entrepreneurial mindset. There are also overlooked qualities that are mentioned less often but are very important to becoming a successful church planter. 1. Have an […]

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The Importance of Multiplying Yourself

By Micah Fries: One of the most influential ways to multiply your church is to start small. First, start off meeting with 2-3 people every week to develop and mentor them. After a year, have them sign a covenant for each individual to take another 2-3 people under their wing. In […]

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What’s the Goal of a Music Ministry?

by Matt Merker: The goal of a music ministry is to accompany, facilitate, and enhance the singing of the people of God. In this sense, everyone in the church is part of the choir. Matt Merker is a pastoral assistant at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D. C., where […]

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The Mythical Leader: The Seven Myths of Leadership

by Greg Ligon: People are different. They think differently. They have different desires. Thankfully—many times—they have different ideas. The way they process and share those ideas are different from other people on the team and from the leader. One of the biggest mistakes leaders make is to forget that not […]

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“What Do You Want?”: Pastoral Reflections on Faithfulness

by Aaron Menikoff: Ambition is intoxicating. A few years ago I came close—a couple times—to having a book picked up by a premier, academic publisher. I’m not sure what bothered me more: the fact that both publishers ultimately turned me down, or the fact that I cared so much. Even […]

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5 Ways Tracking Church Attendance Messes With Your Soul

by Carey Nieuwhof: If you’ve spent more than 10 minutes in church leadership, you’re aware of the tension that tracking church attendance creates inside you and around you. Sure, for starters, the way other leaders talk about numbers is an easy gateway for criticism (He’s totally obsessed with numbers). But […]

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8 Gifts to “Pour Into” the Leaders You’re Developing

by Brandon A. Cox: It’s great to be “pouring into” people. That’s a popular phrase in today’s leadership environment. I’ve used it because I like the word picture of it. Whatever I may have learned about life and leadership, I’m supposed to be passing along to others. But what does the […]