Effective Leadership

I am coming to believe that effective leadership is based on the following formula.

1. Our Call works like an anchor in the storm or a GPS when faced with major intersections in life.

2. Our preferred style of leadership makes some forms of leading easier than others and preclude some forms of leadership that may […]

Great Leadership Part One

Leadership is an elusive characteristic. It takes many shapes, but you always know a great leader when you see one in action.

I’ve had the privilege of working with many of our nation’s best leaders, both secular and religious. And I hate to say it but I can divide them into two categories, whether religious […]

The Demise of Robert’s Rules of Order

Hi Bill,
I’ve heard you say that Robert’s Rules are dead.  What are some of the factors that has led to its demise?
Making disciples,

From Bill Easum
Roberts Rules were designed for people who don’t trust one another or who can’t relate to one another in an orderly, loving fashion.
If the church is seen as a corporation then […]

The Long Game

One of the most frustrating realities about a turnaround is that it takes more time to get ready for a successful turnaround than it does to grow a church. 

Let me explain.

There are Several Ways to Grow a Church

Give me a big enough budget and I can fill your church I don’t care how many […]

Beyond the Box Leadership;

by Bill Easum

“You have heard it said . . . , but I say . . . ”
–Jesus of Nazareth

You have heard it said, “Think outside of the box!” But instead, I ask you to consider this: “It’s time to see beyond the box.”

At a time when many churches are just beginning to try to think […]

Leadership Alone is Not Enough

By: Bruce Cole

New Hope Christian Fellowship’s Wayne Cordeiro teaches leaders, “Leadership alone is not enough to take our churches into what God has for us. It must be linked with the word “spiritual.” Here’s a simple way to make sure you’re keeping “spiritual” linked to your leadership: the next time you interact with another leader […]

Leadership: Burden or Blessing?

For the week of February 28, 2005

Leadership: Burden or Blessing?

By: John Laster

There is significant instability, lack of focus, and an absence of trust and joy in the majority of congregational leadership teams today.

Make an opportunity soon to examine perceptions of your team’s dynamics. It can take some time to lay the groundwork of trust […]

Leadership Team Field Exercise 1: Spiritual Leadership

By: John Laster

From “Gaining Traction” (Chalice Press, 2007)

Leadership teams are too busy “doing,” and rarely spend enough time thinking and sharing with one another about who God has called them to be and how they are functioning together.  Use this Field Exercise as a catalyst for some needed heart level conversation in your team.

Spend some […]

Levels of Leadership

Most church leaders don’t think of leadership in terms of levels. We tend to think more of finding volunteers or even servants. Instead I want you to begin thinking of multi levels of leadership and to begin to ask which category your leaders might fall into. I have discovered the following levels. There may […]