8 Keys to Raising Leaders without a Potential Coup

Sadly many churches have experienced splits due to a coup.  A coup is where a group of people take authority that was never theirs in the first place.  Some pastors are so afraid of this kind of thing they never raise leaders, hate small groups and centralize everything and control everything!  That is not theContinue reading “8 Keys to Raising Leaders without a Potential Coup”

5 Reasons Some People Never Enter Ministry

  1.  They aren’t prepared to take a chance and a risk. 2. They are lazy. 3. They aren’t prepared to start small. 4. They aren’t prepared to start in a ministry with someone else’s name on the door. 5. They aren’t prepared to help people for free

Differing Styles of Home Group Leaders

Your home group leaders will have different styles due to their differing backgrounds, ages, styles and personalities. That’s not a problem. What is a problem is when they don’t know when a slightly different approach is necessary. This chart shows the differing styles and when they are important. It should help any small group leaderContinue reading “Differing Styles of Home Group Leaders”

The Three Rungs of Successful Leadership

Just being a pastor, or being the boss does not make you a leader.  Being a leader simply means having followers – now that doesn’t mean you are the next Jim Jones and people follow you blindly – it is much more mundane, but also much more amazing than that.  Being a leader simply meansContinue reading “The Three Rungs of Successful Leadership”

Role of the Pastor 7: Releasing

God designed the universe to work in order, and everything God has ever designed and built works in an order and produces after its own kind.  Trees produces trees, cats give birth to cats, dogs give birth to dogs, and horses give birth to horses. Pastors should be giving birth to pastors!  That means twoContinue reading “Role of the Pastor 7: Releasing”

Role of the Pastor 6: Training

Part of your role is training the sheep.  You will be loved for feeding them, and hated for training them.  You are responsible for training the sheep to embrace and understand the culture of your church, how to behave at church, and how to live the Christian life.  The worst pastors are the pastors thatContinue reading “Role of the Pastor 6: Training”

Role of the Pastor 5: Feeding the Sheep

Shepherds have to feed the sheep.  That should be obvious, but there are a lot of pastors who are not feeding the sheep.  You cannot exaggerate how important it is for the pastors to feed the sheep.  You just cannot overestimate how important this is.  Your preaching to the gathering of the saints is soContinue reading “Role of the Pastor 5: Feeding the Sheep”

Role of the Pastor 4: Taking the Land

Part of being a pastor is taking the land.  God has given us a land of promises, but we have to take those promises and make the manifest in life.  Being a pastor means taking those promises and helping other people get into them and walk in them, it means killing the giants in theirContinue reading “Role of the Pastor 4: Taking the Land”

Role of the Pastor 3: To Divide Seas

  Part of your ministry as a pastor is to lead the people to green pastures and still waters.  You need to take your people out of the wilderness and into the land flowing with milk and honey, a land of abundance and peace.  This is part of being a shepherd to your people.  IfContinue reading “Role of the Pastor 3: To Divide Seas”