“How does the death of a guy, even if he is God, do anything for me now?” A friend asked me this a short time ago. This person didn’t doubt that God raised Jesus from the dead. They doubt how it could have any effect on them today. It wasn’t “Good News” if it didn’t really matter. On one hand, I understand this person’s question. I understand the desire to connect the Resurrection to our life today. On the other hand God has revealed to us His purpose and plan in raising Jesus from the dead. Simon has outlined some evidence that gives us confidence in the historicity of Jesus’ Resurrection. Simon then drew from the biblical stories and concluded ‘Jesus is risen, therefore you have work ahead of you’ here. Part of the work is to share the Hope that is found in this event. Even though it is ancient history, it has present day effects. Let’s get plugged into leadership and see how we can relate the Resurrection to our conversations today. … More 8 Things to Remember During “Resurrection Conversations”
Guest post from Simon Foster. Student Life Pastor at Life Charlotte!
I sometimes have weeks where I am around a lot of people and the conversations can get a little bit monotonous. I can get bored. Tasks keep piling up like that pasta bowl that you’ve been chowing down on for 30 minutes but it feels like nothing has changed, all the tasks and pasta are still there. It can get overwhelming at times. Can you relate? We constantly are putting on all different hats from husband to dad to job (student pastor) to student to friend to a neighbor to miscellaneous hats you didn’t really want to wear but its got to get done. You with me?! … More ‘Jesus is risen, therefore you have work ahead of you’
This post is not about what the answers to these questions ought to be. The post is to stress the fact that you and your team should be having a conversation about what the answers ought to be. Let’s get plugged into leadership and start this conversation. … More 5 Questions your church staff should be able to answer about LGBT issues
About 6 months I stumbled upon a podcast that has helped me grow tremendously! If you are someone that wants to continue to grow in your leadership I would highly recommend checking out Coaching for Leaders. Dave and his team do a great job at bringing on guests that are giving you relevant ideas you can apply in any situation you are leading in. Dave was kind enough to answer a few questions to help you become a better leader, start a podcast, and get the most out of his show. Let’s get plugged into leadership with Coaching for Leaders host Dave Stachowiak … More Insight on Leadership and Podcasting from Coaching for Leaders, Dave Stachowiak
I was in my second job as a Tech Director for only about 6 months, when the strangest thing happened to me. Being there for only 6 months I was still considered new and fresh on the job. After a Saturday night service I had my first major souring communication with the Lead Pastor and we both left with the sour taste in our mouths. If your relationship with your pastor whether it is the worship pastor or preaching pastor there are some things YOU can do to help it improve. Let’s get plugged into leadership! … More Church Tech People, 5 Ways to improve your relationship with your pastor
Though there are many things that a leader needs to do well, there was one thing that I struggled to master. Not having a good grasp on this caused me to limit the influence I had with others. Most of all, learning and applying this concept allowed me to see things in a new light and forever changed me. Let’s get plugged into leadership! … More The One Principle That Improved The Effectiveness Of My Leadership