Engage: 4X4 Leadership Essentials
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Engage: 4X4 Leadership Essentials

What leadership essentials exist for a pastor as she/he leads a congregation in fresh steps in ministry and mission? Are there ways of leading that are non negotiable for successful...
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Empower: 4X4 Leadership Essentials
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Empower: 4X4 Leadership Essentials

Leadership essentials. Good leaders are trustworthy, show compassion, give stability, and instill hope. Good leaders also engage and empower people in ministry and mission. Once people are involved in living...
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Equip: 4×4 Leadership Essentials
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Equip: 4×4 Leadership Essentials

We are exploring the leadership essentials that pastors need for successfully taking their congregation into fresh steps in ministry and mission. So far, we've seen the first 4 essentials are...
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Expand: 4×4 Leadership Essentials
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Expand: 4×4 Leadership Essentials

Leaders increasingly desire people to live in the ways of God's kingdom and to spread God's glory into the earth. In other words, leaders long to increase the impact of...
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Hope 4×4 Leadership Essentials
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Hope 4×4 Leadership Essentials

There is a Greek myth about Zeus giving the people of earth a jar filled with all good things. Sadly, someone leaves the top off the jar, and all the...
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Stability: 4×4 Leadership Essentials
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Stability: 4×4 Leadership Essentials

What makes you afraid? How about change? Taking fresh steps in ministry and mission means change. While people are not against change, what they do fear is loss. They are...
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Compassion: 4×4 Leadership Essentials
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Compassion: 4×4 Leadership Essentials

Does the pastor genuinely care about people? That's the question that lies behind the essence of compassion. The congregation wants to know and wants to see deep compassion for God's...
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Trust: 4×4 Leadership Essentials
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Trust: 4×4 Leadership Essentials

People who trust each other make things happen. Trust means that I accept your ideas for fresh steps in ministry and mission without suspicion. Trust says that I know you...
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Of Donkeys, Elephants and Other Animals
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Of Donkeys, Elephants and Other Animals

Anxiety, incivility, trauma, fear, dismay--these are all words I've heard in the past few days as the U.S. election draws near. How do U.S. Pastors and church leaders  navigate this moment...
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A Step of Discernment – Defining Reality Part Five
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A Step of Discernment – Defining Reality Part Five

We’ve been spending time looking at defining reality in our boards (consistory/council). We’ve looked at the culture that shapes our board and at the kind of people who are typically...
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