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Category Archives: Life Stages

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…

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…

Waterparks and Senior Pastors

Do you remember the water parks of your youth?    Your visit included multiple rides down the exhilarating slippery slide with scary turns or the…

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.…

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…

Demonstrating Christ During Atlanta’s Terrible Ice Storm

By: in: Evangelism, Life Stages, Missional on: February 4, 2014

I was inspired, encouraged and touched by media reports of the various ways churches kicked into action to serve people in Jesus’ name during…

The Changing Role of Large Church Senior Pastors: Trends and Developments

By: in: Life Stages on: April 11, 2011

While the size of megachurches has remained relatively constant, the number of young large churches continues to grow rapidly. The role of large church…

Team Collaboration: Broadening the Church Leadership Platform

By: in: Life Stages on: March 7, 2011

The structure of church leadership is changing from a single leader calling all the shots to flattened-hierarchy leadership teams that share crucial strategic and…