Monday, September 28, 2015

Monday Roundup: Eleven Articles

7 Things There Will Never Be Enough Time For

...if you really want to edge up your leadership and begin accomplishing something significant, start making time for these 7 things. Read more

Teams That Thrive and the Obstacles That Hinder Them

Every church has some form of senior leadership at its helm. If it’s a group rather than an individual, who is in that group, and why? What exactly are they trying to do, and how could they become more effective at it? Read more

5 Threats to A Healthy Leadership Team

Here are five threats and how to handle them in order to protect your team and improve its health. Read more

Four Indications That You Have an Untrustworthy Team Member

An untrustworthy team member can spoil and corrupt the collective character of a team. One team member can adversely impact the whole, can adversely impact the culture of the team you lead. Here are four indicators of an untrustworthy team member.... Read more

Eight Reasons Many Pastors Lack Confidence

As we have spoken with hundreds, if not thousands, of pastors and church staff, we have found specific reasons why many of these leaders are lacking in confidence, and are even fearful to carry out their responsibilities. Here are eight of the most common reasons. Read more

7 Ways Senior Pastors Can Keep Teenagers Listening To Their Sermons

Engaging the short attention span of teenagers (and even adults) is not easy. But if you are a Senior Pastor, and there are teenagers in the room, you better engage them or you will lose them. I’m not saying that I have mastered this, but here are some tips that I have found helpful. Read more

3 Steps for Meditating on Scripture in Small Groups

In our small groups, we can encourage one another in a number of spiritual rhythms—Bible study, confession, prayer, and so on. But how might our small groups actually learn together how to meditate on God’s Word? Read more

Warning to Synod voters: some ‘evangelicals’ are not as they seem

...there is an urgent need for electors to find out the precise views of those they are intending to vote for. Read more

Gay clergy who defied bishops by marrying their male partners run for Synod

Two gay clergy who both married their male partners in defiance of the Archbishop of Canterbury are standing for election to the Church of England’s ruling body. Read more

Study: Asians expected to become largest US immigrant group

In a major shift in immigration patterns over the next 50 years, Asians will have surged past Hispanics to become the largest group of immigrants heading to the United States, according to estimates in a new immigration study. Read more

Germany in a state of SIEGE

Merkel was cheered when she opened the floodgates to migrants. Now, with gangs of men roaming the streets and young German women being told to cover up, the mood's changing. Read more

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