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Category Archives: Life Stage Leadership Communities

Tools for Engaging the Next Generation

By Warren Bird Does your church want to do a better job engaging young adults? The good news is that we have lots of…

Keys for Identifying, Developing and Retaining Volunteer Leaders

By Brent Dolfo I was recently with a church staff in an affluent, well-educated East Coast suburb. They were trying to shift their church…

Senior Pastor Conversations of Great Impact

What if you were able to have a 1-1 conversation with a ministry expert that could add speed and clarity to developing the leaders…

Get Your Steps In with Senior Pastor Groups

You intentionally get your steps in every day don't you? That takes care of the physical you. Now let's address the rest of you.…

Connect. Equip. Encourage.

When we ask Senior Pastor Leader Group Alumni what aspect of the group they found valuable, the overwhelming response is “connecting, interacting, and being encouraged by my…

What’s “Next” in Pastoral Succession?

This playlist highlights nine short videos, all designed to introduce Next: Pastoral Succession that Works, a just-released book by William Vanderbloemen and Warren Bird. The book,…

Advice on Taking a Sabbatical from Toby Slough

In this previously recorded podcast, you will hear Wayne Smith interview Toby Slough, founding pastor of Cross Timbers Church in Argyle, TX, with over 4,000 in…

Connecting with God: Developing an Authentic and Rich Devotional Life

The church has a long, rich history of men and women who pursued God with all their hearts. Leadership Network’s concept paper, Connecting with…

Investing the Summer in Young People

A few weeks ago an obituary appeared in many places about the death of a prominent Twin Cities area pastor. Paul Youngdahl was 73…