Which Hat Do you Wear?

leader of
connections
ministry

leader of
small groups
ministry

leader of
children's
ministry

leader of
students
ministry

leader of
missions & outreach
ministry

leader of
discipleship
ministry

leader of
volunteer
ministry

executive
pastor

multi-site
Campus Pastor

Administrative
support

Leader of
Finance & Generosity

Communications

Facilities
Management

Every church rises and falls on the backs of leaders, and every leader has one or more roles to play. Each of these roles represents those we get to support and encourage with our software, coaching, and tribes. We have organized the content on this blog so you can easily find what is most relevant to the leadership you provide to your church. You will be happy to know most of our people have actually served in one or more of these roles as well. They can write about this stuff because they have actually lived it!

How to Spot Your Next Great Leader

As a leader — whether at home, at work, at church, wherever I am — I’ve got one job that’s more important that any other. I need to replace myself.

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How You Lead Matters

You’ve probably heard it a dozen times from leadership books, from leadership coaches, from social media, from every source imaginable. People don’t leave jobs — they leave leaders. It’s become a standard leadership cliche. But cliches often become cliches because they’re true. People don’t leave jobs. They leave the people who were leading them in those jobs. And if you’re a leader, that’s a reality you have to pay attention to every day.

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How will you invest in your church staff in 2016?

I love our staff and culture at Church Community Builder. We have spent a lot of time investing in a culture that helps our associates feel valued, cared for, and fulfilled. That has paid off in a variety of ways, not the least of which is a high level of respect and care for our church partners. This is a principle that plays out in a lot of businesses you are familiar with. Think Southwest Airlines, Zappos, or Nordstrom. Does it play out in your church? Is your staff culture so healthy that it results in ministries that work beautifully together and congregants who feel a deep sense of belonging? If not, have you considered new ways to focus on improving your culture this year? Healthy cultures don’t just happen. They come as a result of intentional investment.

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Secrets to multisite success

Multisite is an exciting way of growing a church. No longer are we trying to get as many people as possible into one set of doors. Now we’re spreading out and going into their communities and neighborhoods.

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