We all face the reality at some point. Which is your reality? Church with few attending? Youth group with few or no participants? Parochial school enrollment barely meeting the break even point – or worse? The annual event didn’t happen?
What IS Your Costume?
Reformation day is past and so is Halloween. So the question is not, what was your costume but what is your costume? If you are a member of the clergy that might not be such a simple question. It not
Burnout: An Overlooked Cause & Solution
It can go by names like burnout, discouragement or exhaustion. So it’s no wonder that self awareness, self care and self management are hot topics these days. How are you doing with that? The old saying is true that if
How Can I Help?
You’ve heard it so many times before. You might even think it is annoying. Yet it is the perfect question for leaders to ask. Maybe it seems inappropriate for a leader to ask about helping. It might even imply that
Growing Your Bench Strength
Does this describe your church or organization? You’ve got a few key players and one or two all stars. Whatever is happening, they are the “go to” people who get it done. You are relieved. Another problem averted, another ministry
Leadership & Managing Expectations
Have you ever been surprised at the push back you’ve received from your team or your key volunteers? Perhaps they were slow to even get started and maybe slow walked the task. Maybe you overheard some rumblings about how they
How Will You Show Up?
Christian leaders wear a lot of hats in leadership, especially pastors. There’s a lot that determines how one “shows up.” By that we mean one’s demeanor, what and how you say things, how you carry yourself, where you sit or
Where Are All The Leaders? (Part 4)
In 1997 Steve Jobs had just returned to Apple and they were in a shambles. They had some good product but they needed to turn it around quickly. After looking for ad agencies to help, Jobs ultimately chose their former