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Church growth

Why We All Need to Do a Motive Check on Church Growth

So you want your church to grow. Wonderful. Here’s a challenging question: why? Your motivation for wanting your church to grow is pivotal for a number of significant reasons. First, if you’re a church leader, it’s not your church, it’s God’s. And one day you’ll give an account to God for what you did with…

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5 Sure Signs You’ve Stopped Growing as a Leader

You’ve seen leaders who have stopped growing. It’s not a pretty site. If you’ve stopped growing as a leader, you’ve stopped leading well. But often, the leaders who have stopped growing don’t realize it’s happened. After all, the people who lack self-awareness are never aware they lack it. So…how do you know you’ve stopped growing as a leader?…

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Warren Bird on the Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast

CCLP 018: Warren Bird Talks Canadian Research, Why Our Countries are Different, and Why Some Churches Grow When Others Don’t

Dr. Warren Bird is the Director of Research and Intellectual Capital at Leadership Network, a nonprofit that helps innovative Christian leaders increase their impact. He discusses the latest research on Canadian churches, why American and Canadian churches are so different and church growth. Welcome to Episode 018 of the podcast, which you can access on iTunes…

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CNLP 183: Todd Wilson on Lessons from the Nuclear Navy and What the World’s Best Engineers Can Teach Church Leaders or Any Leader About Leadership

At age 20, Todd Wilson (now President of Exponential), joined the Nuclear Navy. What he learned there were some of the top leadership lessons anyone could glean. Todd shares his top five learnings with us, and shares how his experience in the nuclear navy shaped his thinking about leadership development and multiplication with Exponential and…

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entrepreneurship

12 Signs You’re a Spiritual Entrepreneur

So you’re building your team—you’re even assessing your personal gifting for everything that lies ahead in ministry. What’s the gift set you’re looking for that in a leader (or in yourself) that will really help move your mission forward, reach new people and prepare for everything ahead? At some point at the senior leadership level…

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