Young Leader Mistake #3: Inadequate Leadership Development

Most things don’t start big. They start small. While we all want to see our mission and organization grow, nothing stunts the growth of a ministry faster than inadequate leadership development. It’s a mistake almost every young leader makes. I did..and honestly, as much as our church has grown, I feel like I’m still learning…

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21 Leadership and Life Lessons I Learned from Reggie Joiner

I have been at the Orange Conference 2013 this week in Atlanta. If you’ve never been you’re missing out. This is not an unbiased account, just so you know. I’ve had the privilege of working closely with Reggie over a number of years. We have written together, traveled together and spoken together. But more than that, he’s…

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How to Attract Leaders Who Are Better Than You

This week I’m sharing leadership lessons I’ve picked up from North Point Community Church. The Drive Conference is a leadership incubator and being a partner church of North Point has helped our team see and experience world class leadership development up close. After yesterday’s post about what I learned from North Point on team alignment, I…

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5 Things North Point Has Taught Me About Team Alignment

Today a team of us from Connexus Church is at Drive Conference, North Point Community Church’s premiere leadership conference. I feel fortunate. Connexus has the privilege of being a North Point strategic partner church since we launched in 2007. We share the same mission, vision and strategy as North Point does. One of the key…

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One Surefire Way to Avoid Criticism

I got a text from a friend last week. He sent me a picture of his company’s logo and a comment someone had made on the logo online. My friend is leading a great organization that’s helping thousands of leaders. His ministry is having a significant impact. The comment was typical ‘hater’ stuff. The commenter…

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7 Ways to Connect with Unchurched People at Christmas

A friend messaged me this week with a great question. He’s the pastor of a mainline church that, like many churches, doesn’t typically have that many unchurched people every Sunday. But he knows Christmas will be different. More than any other day of the year, people who never go to church will be in church…

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