I spent the first 10 years as a church planter creating and pursuing a vision for the local church. I later traded the vision for
Building teams of volunteers to accomplish the mission of God in the local church can feel like a challenge. For some of us, recruiting people
Volunteer leaders are an integral part of every church plant. After you have identified, recruited, and developed these leaders, there is still work to do!
Almost all of my most significant leadership experiences were learned in the school of everyday life. I’ve grown playing sports as a kid, being on
No matter how well you plan, how much time you invest, or how well you communicate to the community, church transitions are never easy.
Let’s face it; leadership matters—a lot. If you have ever been part of a dysfunctional organization you know this all too well. When leadership breaks
The Enneagram is a personality typing system that suggests there are nine major ways of seeing the world. With uncanny accuracy, it describes how human
One of the great temptations in pastoring is putting people in places of leadership before they are ready. Let’s face it; sometimes it seems like
A person begins their interaction with your church simply as a participant. It is a one way relationship as they receive, listen, and learn. They
Three years ago the lead pastor of my home church, Vineyard Mishawaka, was prompted by God to create five new Vineyard church plants or campuses
As pastors over the past few decades, we have seen a lot of really great leaders come and go. In the Vineyard, we have always
We want to create worship ministries in our churches that are healthy and growing. Over the past 18 months, I have served over fifty churches