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Lyle E. Schaller (1923-2015): Intellectual Pillar of Leadership Network

By: in: General Interest, Uncategorized on: March 27, 2015

By Warren Bird Lyle E. Schaller, for many years the nation’s most recognized church consultant, author or co-author of 94 books – and someone who…

Minimum Viable Spiritual Growth Plan

Leadership Network recently surveyed over 1,600 ministry leaders of large (1000+) churches. The most frequently cited issue facing churches today is “discipleship.” In response…

Finding Your Way Back to God… an interview with Jon and Dave Ferguson

By: in: Leadership Development on: March 25, 2015

I recently had an opportunity to talk with Jon and Dave Ferguson about their new book "Finding Your Way Back to God: 5 Awakenings…

Teams that Thrive: Five Disciplines of Collaborative Church Leadership

By: in: Leadership Development, Video on: March 24, 2015

Last week, I had the opportunity to sit down with Warren Bird and Ryan Hartwig and discuss their new book on collaborative church leadership.…

The Privilege of Leadership

By Samuel R. Chand All leaders—in business, non-profits, and the church—endure pressures, challenges, and pains, but managing the causes of leadership pain (what I…

Google+ Dead? & Texting for Ministry: Episode 116

By: in: Social Media Church podcast on: March 22, 2015

In this episode Nils Smith and Jay Kranda talk about their experience with Google+ and texting. [Listen/Download MP3 audio] Show Notes for Social Media…

How Evangelical Leaders Can Spend a Year Learning from Peter Drucker

By: in: Uncategorized on: March 18, 2015

By Warren Bird If you've ever used the words decentralization, knowledge worker, management by objectives, or privatization, you’ve been influenced by Peter Drucker, who…

Solving the Reasons Church Teams Too Often Fail

By: in: Leadership Development, Uncategorized on: March 16, 2015

If it’s true that teamwork makes the dream work, why do groups that come together in our churches to accomplish Kingdom tasks too often…

What Can Older Pastors Learn from U.S. Presidents?

By Warren Bird After an American president’s term of office ends, is whatever comes next a step down and let down? The recent historical pattern is perhaps a…

Is Your Church Generous? Join the Thrivent Financial Generous Churches Film Festival!

By: in: Generous Churches on: March 13, 2015

  Has your creative team ever produced a video that you thought: "this is too good not to share outside of our church?" Leadership Network…