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How to Start Planning Your Succession

By: in: Innovation, Succession on: January 29, 2015

Where should you start in your succession thinking and planning? This is a continuation of two prior posts. The first was on the idea of…

Your People Don’t Give. Is it Your Fault?

When a person becomes a brand new Christ follower, if they are connected with a church or ministry, the first thing the church will…

Discovery Skill #2 – Questioning

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Leadership Network was established thirty years ago, in part, as a result of Peter Drucker’s relationship with and influence upon our founder, Bob Buford. …

Multisite Critical Success Factor #2: Multiplying Momentum

By: in: Multisite Churches on: January 28, 2015

Growing a thriving multisite church is all about momentum.  Launching too quickly without proper momentum can slow or even stall growth.  Responding too slowly…

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…