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Top 5 Posts from April

Thank you for making the month of April a great month on Helping Churches Make Vision Real! You made these the top 5 Posts from this last month. If you missed out on any of them, here they are all in one place for your convenience!

#1 “10 Insider Focused Ministry Names”

The language we choose to use is important because it both reflects and builds culture at the same time.  And one of the most obvious ways to tell if a church is insider focused or outsider focused is the language that they choose to use. It either says that the church is “inclusive” or “exclusive.” There’s even a link included in this post to a free resource you can use evaluate your church!

#2 “Managing the Tension between Vision and Leadership”

Believe it or not there is a tension between leadership and vision. Your ability to gain the hearts of people and get them to follow you to a desired future. Here’s a tool that will help you begin to understand where your team members are at and at the same time help you identify your next steps in leading each of them.

#3 “Four Obsessions of an Effective Executive”

I recently finished reading The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive by Patrick Leniconi. It’s a quick, compact, and actionable read that I’d recommend to anyone who serves on a Sr. Management Team. Here are my top 15 quotes and ideas from the book!

#4 “Stuck in a Funk”

I recently caught up with Tony Morgan to talk about his new book, “Stuck in a Funk?: How to Get Your Church Moving Forward.” It just released on Amazon! Click here to get your hands on a copy and check out the interview with Tony!

#5 “4 Things to Remember when Leading from ‘Here’ to ‘There'”

Simply put the purpose of leadership is movement. To move a people or organization from “here” to “there.” This past week Lisa and I moved into our new home. Better put, we moved everything into our new home…now comes the fun part of unpacking and settling in. During the move I was reminded of four leadership principles about moving people from “here” to “there.”

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