Leadership Network

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

By: in: Uncategorized on: February 8, 2016

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

Wanted: Next Generation Pastors Seeking Senior Pastor/Mentors

 By Linda Stanley                         Linda Stanley (second from the right) and Mentor Pastor…

What 328 Churches Told Us about their Internships and Residency Programs

By: in: General Interest, Uncategorized on: February 4, 2016

We've learned that 74% of large churches sponsor an internship or residency program to train people for ministry. How do they fund it? How do they handle the supervision,…

What You Need to Know about Church Internships and Residencies

By: in: Uncategorized on: February 3, 2016

By Warren Bird A recent national study, perhaps the largest ever, has looked under the hood of more than 300 churches and summarized the…

How Long Do Staff Stay at Larger Churches?

By: in: Uncategorized on: February 2, 2016

By Warren Bird Larger churches are known for long-tenure senior pastors. Indeed, it’s quite an impressive number of years in office that the average…

How Can Your Ideas Become Technologies to Glorify God?

By: in: Code for the Kingdom, Kingdom on: January 29, 2016

"Non-techies" create technology at a Code for the Kingdom hackathon Leadership Network launched the first Code for the Kingdom hackathon in 2013.  From that…

10 Truths of Churches that Do a Great Job with Leadership Development (Part 2)

By: in: Leadership Development on: January 26, 2016

By Brent Dolfo                   Ever wonder why some churches ministries grow and multiply rapidly and others…

Megachurches Are Getting Smaller – Sort Of!

By: in: Megachurches on: January 18, 2016

By Warren Bird If you say the word megachurch, most people think of a gigantic sanctuary like the 16,000-seat former stadium of the Houston…

10 Truths of Churches that Do a Great Job with Leadership Development (Part 1)

By: in: Leadership Development, Uncategorized on: January 15, 2016

By Brent Dolfo                     Ever wonder why some churches ministries grow and multiply rapidly and…

Reaching the Hard to Reach

The most effective church leaders in the country are doing so much more than just trying to draw a crowd on Sunday.  They have…