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  • 9 Overlooked Costs Of A Bad Hire

    by Sarah Robins, Vanderbloemen Search Group
    Making a bad hire is expensive. In our work with churches and ministries, we’ve found that many organizations don’t realize the real costs that are involved in hiring the wrong person. Yes, you will spend money on a few job postings and travel in the hiring process, but the costs go well beyond that.  Below are nine common costs that churches often overlook in the hectic season of finding a new staff member. 1. Your Time I ...   Read More
  • 7 Times I Submit to People I Lead

    by Ron Edmondson
    I’m the leader. Are you impressed? I’m the guy others report to each day. Impressed some more? Don’t be. It just means I have a lot of heartburn and more gray hair than most people my age. Seriously, I think we sometimes take leadership too seriously. We think without the leader nothing good can happen on a team. Not true. Don’t misunderstand. We need good leadership. I might even say without leadership – in a ...   Read More
  • “What Do You Do?” The Greater Purpose of Our Work

    by Liz Wann
    I love getting things done. I feel accomplished checking off boxes on my to-do list. I’m satisfied with finishing even small tasks, like washing a few dishes in the sink. There’s something gratifying about laying my head on my pillow, knowing it was a productive day.   Our ideas of a productive day might be different, but it’s undeniable that we, as a culture, love seeing results for our work. We like the politician who promises ...   Read More
  • Stop Writing Off the Millennial Generation and Pay Attention to These 3 Things

    by Danita Bye
    Within the next five years, millennials will be the largest generation in the workforce. This troubles many parents and business leaders. Some parents fear for their young adults’ well-being, with good reason. Recent studies reveal disturbing increases in mental-health crises among millennials. Other parents are troubled as they wonder how their young adults can stand confidently – or even lead effectively – in an increasingly ...   Read More
  • 10 Things You Should Know about Leadership

    by Daniel Montgomery
    This is a guest post by Daniel Montgomery and Jared Kennedy, author of Leadership Mosaic: 5 Leadership Principles for Ministry and Everyday Life, in collaboration with Justin Karl and Nathan Campbell. The following article was taken from Crossway.org; used with permission. 1. Leaders Listen Seek to hear God’s voice in order to clarify your convictions. Listen to your conscience—its longings and desires (Rom. 14:23), feel the weight ...   Read More
  • Could Your Dreams be an Opportunity You Should Pursue?

    by Dan Miller
    Your dreams may be the real beginnings of the future you want. In Seven Pillars of Wisdom, T.E. Lawrence says, "There are dreamers, but not all human beings dream equally. Some are dreamers of the night, who in the dusty recesses of their mind dream and wake in the morning to find it was just vanity. But the Dreamers of the Day are dangerous people because they act their dreams into reality with open eyes." Now there’s a clear picture. Dreamers ...   Read More
  • Handling the Hunger of Ambition

    by Clay Scroggins
    Handling the hunger of ambition is tricky for any leader. Knowing how to handle ambition as Jesus-followers is even trickier, like a high-end Sudoku puzzle. So let’s start with a simple definition. I define ambition as that strong desire we have to make something or to achieve something, even when it takes great effort, focus, and determination. It’s worth paying attention to that hunger you have because it’s not necessarily ...   Read More
  • How to Be a Godly Leader - Even When It’s Hard

    by Sarah Landrum
    When you think of the word leader, images of a person in a formal position of authority might come to mind. It’s easy to think of a government official or an executive in a company as a leader. The truth is we’re all either current leaders, or we have the capacity to lead in some area of our lives. Leading others in a positive, productive direction is a huge responsibility, but don’t let that scare you. God has given you gifts ...   Read More
  • Faith in the Workplace

    by Ronnie Floyd
    One of the greatest opportunities afforded to followers of Jesus Christ in America is the ability to live out our faith in the workplace. At least 140 million Americans regularly enter the workplace. What it Means to Live Out Your Faith in the Workplace Living out your faith in the workplace involves integrating your faith in Christ into every decision of your life, including the workplace. Taking your faith into the workplace also means you seek ...   Read More
  • 7 Common Tensions During Fast Growth or Overwhelming Change

    by Ron Edmondson
    I have been part of several organizations experiencing either exponential growth or tremendous change. In business and with a few churches, we had times of explosive growth, but also times where the speed of change was overwhelming – some of it planned, but much of it unexpected. Most of us love growth. I have learned that either times of fast growth or change both have common tensions associated with them. Here are 7 common tensions ...   Read More