Leadership Development: Family Matters

Who remembers the show from the photo above? We don’t see many shows like this one on television anymore. Wasn’t it great to see the same plot unfold every week on TGIF? Great, loving, supportive family Problem or challenge unveiled Resolution – 30 minutes later Perhaps this type of show, […]

Leadership Development: The First Thing

As you journey into developing as a leader, you will find so many great resources. From podcasts to books to conferences and beyond, there are tons of materials out there, many of which we recommend and use ourselves. With all of those tools right at our fingertips, however, it is […]

Lead Well. Lead Onward.

Everything rises and falls on leadership. The truth of this statement has been proven over time in a variety of different settings. There are undoubtedly other factors involved in the rise and fall of organizations, teams, and local churches. However, there is no question leadership tops that list. Deeply connected […]

Disciple-Making Tools

Intentional Discipleship It might be the pond I am swimming these days, but I cannot remember a time when I have heard more pastors and leaders talking about intentional disciple-making. It is so encouraging to hear church leaders digging in to redefine what a disciple of Jesus looks like and […]

Great News!

We have some great news to share with you! It sometimes feels overwhelming to hear all the challenges the Church in the U.S. and around the world are facing. In 2015, Exponential and the Lifeway group conducted a research study. This study revealed that only 4% of churches across the […]

Challenging and Improving Toxic Culture – Part 2

In our previous post, we began a discussion about improving toxic culture. We defined two significant terms to help us understand where we may stand as leaders–transformational leadership and transactional leadership. Now, let’s dive into more detail as we unpack this vital issue in church culture. It Starts With You. […]

Challenging and Improving Toxic Culture – Part 1

Over the last several weeks, we’ve brought you content relating to our theme for the HGC Pre-Conference in Orlando coming up next week. We’ve talked to you about what a Captivating Culture looks like, Counting the Cost of changing the culture in your church and Counting the Cost of NOT […]

Culture: Counting the Cost – Part 2

There is a ton of buzz in churches these days regarding the need for some major cultural shifts. I believe the Holy Spirit is moving His bride in some dynamic ways at this moment in time. Some even say that we may see a 2nd Reformation in the Church over […]

Culture: Counting the Cost – Part 1

As we ramp up our discussion on church culture as we move closer to the first week of March when we will gather in Orlando for Exponential, one of the first points we need to tackle is counting the cost of making those small changes that will create a more […]

Captivating Culture

The book of Acts captures the captivating story of the birth and growth of the First Century Church. There are a few times in this amazing story where Luke clearly describes the ethos of the community that was forming. A wonderful example of this is found in Acts 2:42-47: “42They […]