9 Strategies for Creating Leadership Culture

9 principles that will help leaders create a culture of leadership development. Build culture not leaders. The reason most churches have a leadership deficiency today is because they fail to build a culture of development yesterday. Model leadership development from the executive level. The values of the leader become the values of the organization. Leadership […]

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Did Jesus Call Us to Be Relevant?

Last week, Michael Paulson of The New York Times asked Pastor Brian Houston, founder of the Hillsong movement (which now has congregations in California and New York), “Can your pastors preside at same-sex marriages?” Pastor Houston replied (in part), “It can be challenging for churches to stay relevant. Because many mainstream churches upheld what they […]

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The Prodigy Program

Elevation Church began in 2006 with less than 100 people and since then we’ve experienced what it means to be a part of a tremendous move of God. Our church has grown to twelve locations and we’ve witnessed thousands of lives changed through the power of the Gospel. We believe that the best is still […]

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Don’t give them a voice in strategic direction and they will …. #LEAVE

10 Ways To Lose Great Church Staff Members BY JASON VERNON | STAFFING & HR by Jay Mitchell, Executive Search Consultant, Vanderbloemen Search Group In our work as search consultants at Vanderbloemen Search Group, much of the focus of our job is identifying people who have the potential to be great long-term team members for our clients. Hiring great people is a great […]

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How Long a Sermon Should Be?

What is the trend? Are church members and church leaders saying sermons should be longer or shorter? The answer is “yes.” If my answer is confusing, I understand. But the reality is there are two major trends taking place related to sermon length. I have been following these trends through anecdotal information and social media […]

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5 Steps for Strengthening Church Organizations

BY TONY MORGAN | GROWING STRATEGIES Many churches are stuck because they have ignored the importance of organizational health. I’m sure that they never intentionally plan to create an unhealthy environment but I see it happening pretty frequently. Churches quickly find themselves in a place where there are ministry silos operating independently of one another. Competition, jealousy, lack of passion […]

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