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How Ready Are You for Succession? A Three-Question Self-Assessment

By: in: Succession on: January 26, 2015

By Dave Travis and Warren Bird Ultimately, every pastor is an interim pastor. No matter how long or short you’re there, someone will follow…

GREAT IDEA: Church Commits to 21-Day Financial Fast

Here's a great idea you can use in your church.  Pastor Bryan Carter from Concord Church in Dallas has challenged his congregation to a…

Discovery Skill #1 – Association

By: in: Innovation, Uncategorized on: January 23, 2015

Welcome to our series of posts covering the five 'discovery skills' of innovative leaders.  If you missed the introductory post, you can catch it here.…

3 Keys to Maximizing Multisite Leadership Capacity

Welcome to the second in our series of posts addressing critical success factors for multisite impact.  If you’re just joining in, you can read…

What I’m Reading These Days

People sometimes ask about my personal reading patterns. Each day I work through a lot of church news headlines, thanks to Google Alerts, and a…

6 Tips for Accelerating Generosity in Your Church

How can you inspire stewardship, generosity and giving in your church?  Here are six big ideas to consider. Build trust: All charitable funding is…

What Makes Pastoral Succession Work?

By: in: Succession on: January 21, 2015

How can we have a good transition from senior pastor to another? This is our second post in this five-part series. See the first…

Leadership Journal Gives Award to “Next”

By: in: Books, Uncategorized on: January 20, 2015

I am pleased to share that Warren Bird, Ph.D., the long-time Research Director of Leadership Network, and his lead co-author, William Vanderbloemen, a valued…

Marriage Ministry Conference

By: in: Marriage Ministry on: January 19, 2015

At Leadership Network we are always very excited when the churches that we have served share their experience with other ministry leaders. That's why…

The 5 Crucial Discovery Skills of Innovative Leaders

By: in: Uncategorized on: January 15, 2015

Pioneering leaders understand the ability to innovate is the “secret sauce” of organizational success.  This is true whether you’re a CEO of a Fortune…