Notable Voices – January 3, 2013

The Need for More Homegrown LeadersSam Rainer

With the recent advances in technology, churches have access to more information and training than ever before. Sam explains three reasons why churches should raise up and train more leaders within their context and how that will benefit both the local church and its community.

Defending the Defenseless: Responding to Putin’s Adoption BanTony Merida

An adoptive father of five (four from Ukraine), Tony Merida responds to the recent legislation banning US adoptions in Russia with a challenge to local churches and believers.

Shy of the Social Media Spotlight? Get Over It.Dorie Clark

Dorie Clark provides a list of reasons why CEOs and other leaders need to be not only on social media, but engaged in social media. There are conversations happening. Put yourself out there. Be involved.

5 Ways to Make 2013 Your Best Year of Leadership YetGreg Baird

The New Year is always a good time to reflect on the past year and to look to the future with a renewed energy. Here are a few thoughts from Greg on how you can lead better in 2013.

The Four Stages of Visionary LeadershipWill Mancini

When it comes to developing a vision for ministry or for a church, Will Mancini and the resources from Auxano are among the best available. In this post, Will outlines the four stages leaders progress through when becoming true visionaries.

Dear Worship Pastor: It’s Not About YouTimothy Dalrymple

Tim offers a tongue-in-cheek reminder that worship gatherings are first and foremost for corporate worship, not concerts.


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