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5 Keys To Sorting Through The Crazy and Conflicting Opinions You Hear As A Leader

by Carey Nieuwhof: One of the most challenging tasks of leadership involves sorting through seemingly endless opinions you hear almost every day about pretty much everything. Some of the opinions are crazy. Even the ones that aren’t are conflicting. Think about it: Your inbox is filled with polite and not-very-polite suggestions […]

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Episode 253: Gentrification & Metropolitanization

by NewChurches.com: The suburbs are becoming urbanized, which means that suburban pastors need to grow in their urban skills. In Episode 253 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, we wanted to share snippets of Tim Keller’s talk at our last Church Planting Fellowship Network in November 2017 where he shared 5 […]

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7 Leadership Blind Spots That Drive Your Team Crazy

by Carey Nieuwhof: If you lead, you are more than aware of the incredible responsibility you have toward others. Leadership, by definition, is not a solo sport. You’re leading others, and how you do it ultimately determines how effective you are as a leader. It also means you need to become exceptionally self-aware of […]

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What is a Ninja Planter?

by Peyton Jones: Paul was a “ninja planter” always on the move like the Ronin of Feudal Japan. In Acts 19, Paul stopped walking the earth like Kane from “da Kung Fu” and began training up multiple ninjas from his church planting dojo headquarters in Ephesus.  Acts 19:10 tells us that for […]

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Planning to reach your community? Here’s how to plan:

by Peyton Jones: This week Pete Mitchell and I discuss the importance of forward planning when you’re trying to reach a community. To get straight to listening click here and to download in iTunes click here. If you do not plan then you are planning to fail. Looking ahead and developing an actionable plan for […]

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7 Ways to Build Teams of Great Leaders (When You Feel Like Your Team Is Lacking)

by Carey Nieuwhof: Ever done this: looked at other churches and organizations and thought to yourself “I wish I had their leaders?” And then you look around your church and think…”But I don’t have leaders like that. And I have no idea how to get a great team to take us […]

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3 Quick Ways To See How Effective Your Leadership Really Is

by Carey Nieuwhof: One of the most difficult aspects of leadership is to know how you’re doing as a leader. Add a little insecurity into the mix, and it makes things even more complex. Naturally, you’ll get feedback from your peers and probably get an occasional 360 review (both great practices). […]

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5 Things Leaders Need to Give Up

By Ed Stetzer: There’s a great saying that good leaders don’t see people as impediments—they seek to make people partners. But to implement this approach to leadership in daily life, we need to realize that partnering with people means sacrificing for them. Drawing from Brad Waggoner, author and executive vice president […]

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Handling sexual abuse claims with church leadership. #METOO

by Peyton Jones:  This week Pete Mitchell and I discuss how to handle sexual abuse claims with church leadership. To get straight to listening click here and to download in iTunes click here.This is a topic that has become more relevant in the past few months, being driven mainly from the entertainment and political industries, […]

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Why Most Churches That Start Small…Stay Small

by Carey Nieuwhof: So…you want your church to grow, right? When I ask ministry leaders whether they want to see growth, almost every leader I’ve ever talked to says yes. Sure…there are some house church movements that want to stay small. And some long time or xenophobic churches have lost their appetite […]