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Posts Tagged ‘Leadership Essentials’

The Real Measure of your Leadership

By: Jock Ficken

What if the real measure of your leadership was not all that was accomplished within your span of influence (count: worship attendance, offerings, buildings and programs built, etc.), but the “successes/successors,” the congregational “heroes,” you mentored? Successors who might shine as bright or brighter than you and might become the future leaders/mentors the church will … Continue reading

Leadership Essentials 2020 Michigan // Immersion 5

By: Sarah Greiner

St. Lorenz Lutheran Church, Frankenmuth, MI

3 Non-Negotiables for Congregational Change

By: Jock Ficken

Every day, leaders wake up knowing that their congregation must navigate change or distance itself from being a vibrant community with wider influence. Here’s the problem: Inertia wakes up even earlier every day and has already resolved to fend off any feeble attempts at desperately needed change that would challenge the status quo. So, here … Continue reading

10 More Tips for Young Leaders

By: Jock Ficken

Last week I wondered what a new season of vibrant, mission pioneering might look like with the young leaders of today out in front following God. I offered 10 tips to Young Leaders. Here are 10 more tips for young leaders. Pick the one that stirs your heart and commands your attention. (If #6 intrigues you, … Continue reading

10 Tips for Young Leaders

By: Jock Ficken

If God chooses to usher in a next great season of mission and vibrancy across U.S. churches, He likely will use the young leaders…the filled-with-the-Spirit Joshuas (Deuteronomy 34:9) of today. A few years ago, I shared the following 10 tips for young leaders. A couple of these are more relevant for pastors, but most of … Continue reading

Urgent? Or Important?

By: Jock Ficken

Parish ministry for me was always punctuated with the urgent and the important. It was an easy call for me. It was the so called “tyranny of the urgent” that was also unimportant that was a perpetual discipline. BUT, my ability to make the important but not urgent a priority was always critical! I sometimes did it well, and … Continue reading

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Leadership Essentials 2020 Michigan // Immersion 4

By: Sarah Greiner

NewLife Community Lutheran (Swartz Creek, MI)

Leadership Essentials 2019 Nashville // Immersion 5

By: Sarah Greiner

Leadership Essentials 2020 Michigan // Immersion 3

By: Sarah Greiner

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Leadership Essentials 2021 Midwest // Immersion 1 – Virtual

By: Wyatt Baggett

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