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December 22, 2015


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Succession Readiness: Survey the Landscape of Large Church Pastors

10 Free Resources from Leadership Network – Part 1

At Leadership Network, our philosophy is to foster innovation movements that activate the Church to greater impact for the Glory of God’s name. As part of our strategy, most of the resources we publish on our website are available for free. We reviewed all of the resources from 2015 and have curated a list of the top 10 free resources available to church leaders. This includes articles, reports and videos. Here’s part one of the list, in no particular order:

Succession Readiness: Survey the Landscape of Large Church Pastors

Church Cracks the Code on Leadership Development with Discipleship Huddle

by Warren Bird

Woodside Bible Church (Troy, MI) is using a creative leadership development model that is turning life-on-life discipleship into the “engine” and leaders into the “drivers” behind the church’s explosive growth.

Borrowing from the methods of Jesus and Paul, the church’s “Discipleship Huddle” is an 8- to 10-month investment of a leader into a few others that offers support, challenge, training and accountability…

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Succession Readiness: Survey the Landscape of Large Church Pastors

Free Report: Succession Readiness

Surveying the Landscape of Large Church Pastors

by Warren Bird

A recent survey co-sponsored by Leadership Network asked large churches (weekly attendance of 1,000 and higher): “How would you rate efforts at planning for the senior pastor’s eventual succession from this church, relative to where you feel that planning should be at this point?” A surprising 44% rate their succession preparation as either “poor” or “fair”—the bottom two choices out of five total options. Only 8% picked the top choice of “outstanding.”

This mini-report, brought to you by Vanderbloemen Search Group, explores the current state of succession planning in large churches, as well as offers next steps you can take to improve your own succession preparedness.

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Succession Readiness: Survey the Landscape of Large Church Pastors

Watch 150+ Generosity Videos – Tons of Great Generosity Goodness Awaits, Free!

Recently, Leadership Network Partnered with Thrivent Financial for the Generous Churches Film Festival. We hope viewers were able to gain some great ideas from the content that we were able to present...


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Three Apps for Church Leaders to Fuel the Culture of Prayer, Generosity, and Scripture Engagement

Last year, a Leadership Network survey asked over a thousand church leaders: “What is the biggest problem in the Church at large?” One of the words most often used to answer that question was culture. But what is defining the culture of our times?

In the approximately 10 seconds that it has taken you to read this article so far there have been more than 57,000 new tweets, over 550,000 new Facebook posts, and over 219,000 Whatsapp messages.

We are for the first time in history in a truly global culture, and that global culture is being shaped by technologies of which only a few have been designed to affect society from a Christian perspective…

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Leadership Development

7 Deadly Assumptions #3 – Confirmation Bias

In the blockbuster movie, The Matrix, there is a pivotal scene where the Judas figure, Cypher, betrays his cohort of rebels in favor of a more comfortable ‘reality.’ If you haven’t seen the film, The Matrix is a virtual reality created by an advanced artificial intelligence. Machines that are a part of this system have usurped human dominion, plugging everyone into their giant network to keep them alive but in the dark. The virtual world is managed by ‘agents’ who, because they are manifestations of the AI within the network, possess super-human abilities that make them virtually unstoppable ‘peace keepers.’ In return for life in this artificial world, the energy of the billions of people plugged into the system provide the necessary power to keep everything running. A nice little symbiotic relationship.


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