I can’t believe my life’s odometer gets to click into the year 2020. It’s the medical standard for good sight that has become a cultural metaphor for clear vision in every dimension of life and leadership. Since I have read By the way, while these lessons apply to both organizational ministry and personal life planning, I wrote them with the pastor in mind for leading the church into 2020 and beyond. In addition to these principles you may want to When I wrote Church Unique in 2007, I learned a new term– phronemophobia which means fear of thinking. Thomas Edison said that “Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five The same is true with your clarity engine. Without three basics the clarity process doesn’t run. Like the systematic approach to understanding why the car doesn’t start, you can logically answer why the team doesn’t have clarity. Has adequate time To call it “free” may sound funny coming from a guy who makes a living from clarity facilitation. Yes, I do charge for vision consulting. But that’s the exception for the times and places where acceleration of time, questions and For example, consider Church of the Highlands, one of America’s notable rapid growth churches that was started less than 20 years ago. Pastor Chris Hodges takes hundreds of staff through a process every year to determine one goal that will A great example is a client named Kyle, who leads a church in the Mountain West. He invested in a Vision Framing process this year and texted me while I was finishing this post. Kyle exhibited a powerful spirit and [...]
One of the opportunities you’ll have as you digest the Younique book is a 48-Hour Retreat. It's the discipline of looking back at your life, one-on-one with a coach and identifying the key stages and transition points before you look forward. We all have moments in our lives that shape us dramatically and set our course for the future. These moments can take all forms and span across all aspects of our lives—work, family, friendships, and more.[...]
The 4-Day Accelerator is an intensive experience that accelerates breakthrough. The entire journey, all 24 sessions, are covered in this 4-Day group experience. Skilled facilitators and trained table coaches guide your journey as you begin to discover and name your special assignment from God.[...]
Dwight Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States and storied general who helped the Allied forces to win World War II, offered this piece of wisdom: “Plans are worthless, but planning is everything.” Of course Eisenhower had plans when leading American troops into battle. But the process of planning is where we explore options and consider the “what ifs” that may lie down the road. This probing and experimenting is crucial to our development as people, leading us to appropriate and wise decisions as future events unfold.[...]
I am excited to announce that we have created new Younique Courses to give you the tools and motivation to live your unique calling. These courses are referenced in the Younique book, providing a bridge from learning to doing. Get moving as Dave, Kelly, and I equip you with the tools you need to answer the nagging questions and direction for where to invest your time, energy, and resources.[...]
One of the most frequent conversations that I have with pastors and leaders is about the feeling of being stuck. More and more energy and resources are being poured into the activity of the church but it is not leading to real church growth.
In only a few short weeks we will be ringing in 2020, a new year and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to talk to your church about vision. One of the realizations that I have come to during my two decades of helping churches pursue clarity is this: our church’s vision is powerless until we empower the personal calling of our people.[...]
For well over a decade I have been dreaming about a toolbox and training experience that would deliver something very special to any follower of Jesus. What is that something special? It’s the ability to really grasp the trajectory of one’s Ephesians 2:10 “good works”—what believers for centuries have called vocation or specific calling.[...]
Until the relationship between your organization and the individuals that make it up changes, your organizational culture won't.[...]
Churches want to get better at making disciples. But what if we're relying on the message of Jesus more than the method of Jesus?[...]
A new resource shows you how to produce outbound content that works with disciple-making and real church growth instead of working against them.
It's easy to get outraged about what's wrong with the world, but it's hard to change it. Conviction about your personal calling makes the difference.[...]
Every visionary leader is faced with the tension between delivery and development, progress and process, moving people and making people. Here's a free resource to navigate it.[...]