Ministry Leaders: Mac Lake on Leadership Development, Part 6| When Leadership Development Dollars are Tight

In the face of this tough economy I find that many churches are cutting their development dollars. As they take a magnifying glass and a scalpel to their budget it’s the conferences fees, travel expenses and book allowance that are among the first being cut. I understand, things are tight, but just because you cut your development budget doesn’t mean you need to cut leadership development.

by Meredith Morris Jan 17
How to: Make New Year's Goals That Stick, Not Fizzle

To be a successful cat herder – or, I mean, to be a successful ministry team staff member, is to be strategic with your time and where you focus your energies. One of the best ways to do that is to make a list of goals for the year. Have you made a list of goals you want to achieve in the office this year? I encourage you to do so.
You may be asking, “where do I start, how do I make a list of goals?” A good way to start is by examining what are some of the ministry goals and plans for this year.

by Meredith Morris Jan 16
Ministry Leaders: Mac Lake on Leadership Development, Part 5| Defining Your Leadership Pathway

As a mentor I don’t want to frustrate a new leader by having them focus on things that are too advanced or even too simple. However, it’s important that I provide a Learning Pathway that makes sense and helps them progress in their ability to lead at the next level.

by Meredith Morris Jan 10
Still Here.

Do you have long term employees at your church?  These are the staff members that have been around the longest, […]

by Marvin Owen Jan 5
How did you start your new year?

Ron Kochanowski and his wife, Lynne, love to go out for walks and hikes along with their chocolate lab, Stanford.  The […]

by Sally Carringer Jan 4
Ministry Leaders: Mac Lake on Leadership Development, part 4 | Five Non-Negotiables

We respect the real thought leaders in ministry who are doing ministry day in and day out. Because of that, […]

by Meredith Morris Jan 3
Getting Your New Year's Wish: Better Planning

Here’s what I’ve seen: The distance between creating an idea to implementing said idea can be as wide as the Grand Canyon. Sometimes leadership gets so excited about an idea, they think, “why not take the new strategy or new event announced today, and implement it by this weekend?” Below, I’m going to address leaders directly – but first, I have a few ideas for staff in this position.

by Meredith Morris Dec 29
Ministry Leaders: Mac Lake on Leadership Development, part 3 | Self-Assessment: Ingraining Leadership Development in Your Culture

We respect the real thought leaders in ministry who are doing ministry day in and day out. Because of that, […]

by Meredith Morris Dec 27
Ministry Leaders: Mac Lake on Leadership Development, part 2

We respect the real thought leaders in ministry who are doing ministry day in and day out. Because of that, […]

by Meredith Morris Dec 20
Make your life easier! Top Ten Lists for Year-End

Do you receive our monthly eNewsletter? It’s a great resource for clients, put together by our Information Design & Development […]

by Meredith Morris Dec 19
You asked for it

The Access ACS API opens up an avenue for you to have access to your data via products other than the […]

by Sally Carringer Dec 15
The Grinch…

It’s one of my favorite times of the year – time for the Grinch!  Today is our annual R&D Christmas […]

by Steve Cumbia Dec 14