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There are parts of leadership you won’t read on a job description when they are telling you about the place you will work. There are traits of a leader which are unseen – often unknown. These traits have to be tested and you won’t know the traits are there until the test is complete, but these traits are what prove a leader to be a great leader. I like to call the “backside of leadership.”
March is National Women’s History Month, a time when Americans celebrate and reflect upon the contributions women have brought to our country’s history. As we honor the many women who have advanced our nation, it seems only fitting that we take time to recognize women who made a powerful impact through sharing the gospel of Christ and proclaiming faith throughout the past few centuries.
Some years ago, I posted on “Reasons Young Leaders Shy Away from Established Churches.” Since publishing that post, though, I’ve seen more and more young leaders actually seek out established churches to lead. Here’s what they tell me when I ask about their renewed interest:
Few in ministry have actually been trained in leading meetings. Yet, it’s one of the essential, ongoing responsibilities we have as leaders. I’ve witnessed some terrible meetings that were terrible solely because of the poor oversight of the ones leading them. Your ability to lead efficient and effective meetings directly translates into your ability to get people to attend and enjoy them. Here are a few suggestions to guide your planning, preparation and implementation for good ministry team meetings:
This Week at ThomRainer.com:
Where Have All the Student Pastors Gone?
I received yet another inquiry today: “Do you have any recommendations for a student minister? We just can’t seem to find one. We’ve been looking for over six months”…READ MORE
Major New Research on Declining, Plateaued, and Growing Churches from Exponential and LifeWay Research
I am grateful to Exponential for initiating this research. Their focus was to learn more about churches that are reproducing and churches that are multiplying…READ MORE