Mind the Gap!

Yesterday was Easter! If you are on staff at a church, there is a good chance you are taking it easy today. Enjoy the much-needed rest. But as you know, there is another service coming up in six days. The guests that made it out to your church this past weekend will likely be considering another visit this coming Sunday. I would like to offer some considerations for your sermon this weekend. Let’s get plugged into leadership before you get writing. … More Mind the Gap!

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Feeling Used?

One of the reasons I am so passionate about leadership is because I have experienced and reflected on the great leaders I have had and leaders that are, well, less than great. What makes someone a great leader? Can you think of someone that would put in the category of a great leader? What types of things did they do that would cause you to place them into that category? Let’s get plugged into leadership and find out. … More Feeling Used?

Are Miracles Possible?

In the book “I don’t have enough Faith to be an Atheist”, authors Geisler and Turek bring up an argument from Benedict Spinoza.  The form of his argument is as follows.     Miracles are violations of natural laws.     Natural laws are immutable.     It is impossible to violate immutable laws.     Therefore, miracles are … More Are Miracles Possible?

7 Things I Wish I Had Known in High School

High school – it’s a weird time.

When you enter ninth grade, you feel tiny and overwhelmed – a strange contrast to the confident persona you easily assumed as king of the jungle in the eighth grade.

As you age, you begin to learn the ropes, but realize that not only do you have to keep up with your own personal changes – external and internal – you also must become aware of everyone else’s. … More 7 Things I Wish I Had Known in High School

5 Questions your church staff should be able to answer about LGBT issues

This post is not about what the answers to these questions ought to be. The post is to stress the fact that you and your team should be having a conversation about what the answers ought to be. Let’s get plugged into leadership and start this conversation. … More 5 Questions your church staff should be able to answer about LGBT issues

Insight on Leadership and Podcasting from Coaching for Leaders, Dave Stachowiak

About 6 months I stumbled upon a podcast that has helped me grow tremendously! If you are someone that wants to continue to grow in your leadership I would highly recommend checking out Coaching for Leaders. Dave and his team do a great job at bringing on guests that are giving you relevant ideas you can apply in any situation you are leading in. Dave was kind enough to answer a few questions to help you become a better leader, start a podcast, and get the most out of his show. Let’s get plugged into leadership with Coaching for Leaders host Dave Stachowiak … More Insight on Leadership and Podcasting from Coaching for Leaders, Dave Stachowiak

Gain structure- Gain is not volume

I asked a friend of mine who is a sales person at a local music store what missteps he sees church techs make the most. He has worked with a number of churches both big and small. Churches come from all over the area to his store with the hopes of having a better weekend experience. The sound, video, and lighting, play such a huge part in creating an atmosphere. How can the questions my friend gets, help us create a better atmosphere? Let’s get plugged into leadership and help answer those common questions that are holding us back and we do not even know it. … More Gain structure- Gain is not volume

3 Easy Ways to Take a Story from the Mission Field to the Masses

As Church Leadership you take this directive very seriously by training, sending, and supporting missions trips all over the world. How do you celebrate and update the senders of the amazing work that God is doing in the mission field? One effect way is through pictures that tell a story. Let’s get plugged into leadership and see how we can make this process simple. … More 3 Easy Ways to Take a Story from the Mission Field to the Masses

Insight from The Cove Church’s, Michael Conda

The first time I went to The Cove Church I was blown away by the lighting. The team was worshiping to the song called The Way. In the middle of this song, there is a great musical break and then a BAMP moment when the band kicks back in. The song was great, but the lighting that went with the song just make the experience all the more impactful. Great lighting does this! At that moment, I knew I had to meet the guy who programed this lighting show. Let’s get plugged into leadership and meet the man behind the show and get some insight from him. … More Insight from The Cove Church’s, Michael Conda