Lessons learned from a hedgehog to benefit your ministry

The “Hedgehog Concept” has helped successful organizations define who they are, focus their energies and become more successful. They do this by answering three critical questions.
  Mark Lenz

How to fail forward

For years I’ve pondered an interesting question. If I wrote a book called How to Fail, and it became a best-seller, would that be a good thing?
  Mark Lenz

Book review: Embracing Followership

Allen Hamlin Jr’s book Embracing Followership: How to Thrive in a Leader-Centric Culture is a fascinating look at the unique nature of followership and its relation to leadership.
  Mark Lenz

3 questions to ask if you're fired

There will be all types of questions, if you find yourself in this situation. However, here are a few you will want to include as you sort through the reasons why.
  Mark Lenz

21 unforgettable leadership quotes

A bit of inspiration from top-notch leaders from the realms of business, church, activism, media and government.
  Mark Lenz

Book review: Sticky Leaders

If you’re a church leader wanting to maximize the kingdom-impact of your church in today’s rapidly changing culture, Sticky Leaders is a must-read.
  Mark Lenz

One word that will focus your ministry

As church leaders, we often hear many good ideas to further the mission of the church. The trick is determining which ideas are the best.
  Mark Lenz

3 steps to motivate people to action

Excellent communication is a highly desired talent in the American church. Most pastors seek to be great communicators yet unfortunately, many pulpits are void of compelling and effective communication.
  Mark Lenz

4 foundational scriptures for doing life together

It is vital for Christ-followers to do life together.
  Mark Lenz

How measuring results enhances ministry effectiveness

It’s been said you can’t manage what you don’t measure. And while it seems natural to track results, many church leaders don’t measure effectiveness for fear of finding the answers.
  Mark Lenz

3 principles of productivity

How decisions are made and how things get done are extremely important.
  Mark Lenz

4 things that make a great executive pastor

The most significant relationship in the church is between the Senior Pastor and the Executive Pastor.
  Mark Lenz

Delegating versus releasing authority: what's the difference?

I learned an important lesson about the difference between delegating tasks and releasing authority.
  Mark Lenz

3 keys to managing momentum in ministry

One of the most valuable forces in any organization is momentum.
  Mark Lenz

3 categories of beliefs, and why separating them is important

Changing a belief or a belief system is a big deal because our minds are wired to think that our beliefs are the correct ones.
  Mark Lenz

3 kinds of church staff members ...and how to best utilize each

Do you divide people into these three different categories?
  Mark Lenz

5 things to ruthlessly eliminate from your services

A key strategy in creating an amazing worship service is not what’s added, but what’s eliminated.
  Mark Lenz

6 key areas in which to develop margin

Ever wonder why some days you seem to handle things better than other days?
  Mark Lenz

Why every pastor needs a therapist

A pastor must be very wise in choosing a confidant.
  Mark Lenz
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Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.
Proverbs 15:22 (ESV)
Paul Greasley

Paul E. Greasley holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership and is an experienced servant ...

Wayne Cordeiro

Wayne Cordeiro is the founding pastor of New Hope Oahu, one of the fastest-growing churches ...