Pulling the Trigger – Part Two

Yesterday we looked at why it is so hard for pastors to pull the trigger and institute something new. Today we are going to look at what pastors need to do in order to pull the trigger.

Leaders Must Manage Themselves
Pastors or executive pastors have to be flexible on non-essentials and stubborn on the essentials. […]

Church Planting Team

According to Forbes Magazine, new businesses starting with partners were four times more likely to succeed than those who started with solo entrepreneurs. Do not start alone.

A suggested planting team consists of the following members:

Team leader (Pastor):
Full-time, paid.
A magnetic personality, networker, entrepreneur, who attracts a diversity of people.

Worship leader:
Full-time, paid.
Recruiter of various types of […]

Leadership Team Field Exercise 5: Blessing Time

From “Gaining Traction” (Chalice Press, 2007)

At least once a month, randomly pick a team member to “sit in the hot seat” and be the focus of a short blessing time at the end of a meeting. One way to structure this is to put the names of everyone on your team in a bag. […]

Leadership Team Field Exercise 4: Team Time Assessment

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.

Have a […]

Leadership Team Field Exercise 3: What Are You Avoiding?

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.

Foster an open […]

Tip Four: Team Unity

By: John Laster

One all too prominent condition found in congregational leadership teams is disunity. This lack of team unity is frequently rooted in a trio of factors: low levels of trust among team members, a tendency to only spend time together in agenda driven meetings, and poor communication patterns within the group.

The obvious place […]

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