3 Ways to Use Your Influence for Change | from #Impact12 speaker Nicole Unice

When you think of change—implementing something new, shifting something existing or removing something old—what do you feel? Do you get excited? Are you hesitant or scared? Here are a few ways to make change more effective in your community.

by Meredith Morris May 1
Managing Conflict in a Church Setting | From #Impact12 Speaker Nicole Unice

Surely, between prayers, devotions and encouraging sticky notes, the church is the best place to not have conflict at all! But then you actually get that job in the church, and your first conflict slaps you out of your lovely heaven-on-earth sentiment of ministry.

by Meredith Morris Apr 23
4 Essential Keys to Working with Twentysomethings | From #Impact12 Speaker Nicole Unice

It can be daunting to open up your life and your ministry to the next generation. Just when you think you’ve figured out how to run a small group or women’s ministry or even your own meeting, this lively bunch shows up, with energy and enthusiasm, zany ideas and young skin. At times they seem like peers, other times they seem like preschoolers. Pundits say they are entitled and adolescent. Yet regardless of how you feel about the next generation, they are the church of tomorrow and they are the church of today. They are our next pastors, ministry leaders, elders, writers and communicators. Working with them is a biblical mandate, as we are called to commend the works of God to the next generation (Psalm 71:8).

by Meredith Morris Apr 2
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
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
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
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
Ministry leaders: Mac Lake on Leadership Development

It’s not just church plants that can benefit from leadership training. The fact is, a lot of the churches that are shutting down, it really isn’t due to spiritual issues. These are godly men and they’re in areas where the need is great, but for a lot of them, it’s just a clumsy execution of their calling. Some of them are making too many leadership mistakes and they’re paying the price for it.

by Meredith Morris Dec 13