If we’re honest, it’s pretty easy to see the functional Great Commission in North America: Go into all the world and make more worship attenders, baptizing them in the name of small groups, and teaching them to volunteer a few times Photo by Vero Photoart on Unsplash And, “Organized Disciple-Making” does not equate to the programs you’re running—or, for that matter, to the programs the “bigger and better” church down the street or the one across the country is running. See, if you’re not doing organized disciple-making, [...]
For decades we have heard of the importance of the life mission statement sometimes referred to as a personal mantra or life purpose idea. But do you really need one? Can a simple little phrase make that much of a difference in your Several years ago, I launched Life Younique, a training company that certifies church leaders to offer gospel-centered life design through their church. I have been passionate about helping people get life mission right–what exactly is the best way to know and name Why is the knowing and naming your LifeCall so important? In a nutshell your LifeCall enables you to do more of what you do best. It enhances every aspect of what it means to be human; to be alive as Empowers focused living by fortifying your resolve to say “no”Diagnoses frustrating misalignments in the variety of life’s roles at home and workProvides long-term orientation in the midst of suffering or difficult circumstancesProduces increased passion that leads toward greater mastery and [...]
He is the face of your weekly welcome. He is the first human interaction every Guest will experience. He is fighting on the faded front lines of an automotive battlefield. He keeps chaos at bay by the power vested in a reflective nylon [...]
The challenge of pastoral succession is a topic of increasing interest for good reason. In the next decade we will see an unprecedented number of pastors hitting retirement age. In a recent study by Barna Research, we learn that the Collapse of Trust, Relationally Usually, people around the leader see clearly the “emotional block” and unwillingness to think through the succession planning question. Over time some of the best and most trusted relationships for the leader, start loosing the bond of Lack of Equipping, Strategically The irony for the senior pastor who is not preparing to transition is that they rob themselves of the beauty of ministry in the final chapter– one that can and should be defined by equipping others. Robert Forfeit of Legacy, Permanently The most heartbreaking cost, short of moral failure, is the loss of a leader’s legacy when pastoring the flock long beyond their season of effectiveness. Again, it’s so easy for a senior pastor to be blind to [...]
What if two days with your team could change the trajectory of your church? You are invited to an exclusive gathering limited to 25 church teams at three different cities around an important break-thru topic. Each topic is a critical factor in reaching With the Guest Experience training, keep in mind that we have done more ‘Secret Worshipper” visits and evaluation that any team in North America. >>> REGISTER HERE for GUEST EXPERIENCE BOOT CAMP <<< With Pastoral Succession, Auxano is the only team that has translated biblical principles and best practices into a toolbox that any leader can use to design a comprehensive succession roadmap. Will Heath is our lead architect of the toolbox. >>> REGISTER HERE for PASTORAL With Leadership Pipeline, designed by Mac Lake and myself, Auxano has walked alongside more church leaders than any group in actually building out a functioning leadership development process at every level in a church. >>> REGISTER HERE for LEADERSHIP PIPELINE BOOT CAMP [...]
Performance is a positive word Respectable employees, good leaders and those of us called into ministry all aspire to performance. Performance is defined as “the execution of action” or “something accomplished.” Look through the pages of Scripture and you will find action-oriented [...]
I have grown to appreciate the power of a napkin sketch. In fact, I emphasized in my new book released this week: The Dream Big Workbook released in collaboration with Exponential.[...]
How do you know when your church is winning? How do you measure your effectiveness in ministry? Is it possible to monitor both faithfulness and fruitfulness?
I have committed my life to helping church leaders find clear, concise and compelling responses to these questions. Until leaders codify their answers to these questions through tools and equipping environments, the church will fall miserably short of its potential. Dallas Willard asserted, "Instead of counting Christians, we need to weigh them."[...]
For too many people the joy of the holiday is as hollow as your neighbor’s snowman lawn inflatable. Take your pick of the holiday stress increasers: Less time to get more done, increased expenses...[...]
When is the last time a pastor asked you about your Life Plan? Younique launches this week as a new training company that brings a simple and powerful Life Plan experience to believers everywhere. It's not just a brand new life planning So What is The Younique Life Plan? It's the combination of a personal Vision Frame (4 ideas to declare your identity) and a personal Horizon Storyline (4 ideas to define your future). For example, what is known as "mission" on the Vision Frame is now [...]
"A CHURCH THAT IS NOT CONTINUALLY RESTORING THE UNITY OF THE FAITH WILL NOT BE REACHING NEW PEOPLE FOR THE FAITH"
A church that is not continually restoring the unity of the faith will not be reaching new people for the faith [...]
The best people to learn from our often the most busy. How do you access great mentors and expensive experts to get free advice? Here are 8 tips.[...]