Leadership Style

17 Free Church Leadership Training Materials

However, because I believe in developing leaders in and for ministry, I wanted to help you find resources that will definitely fit your budget, even if your budget is zero dollars. Because, let’s be honest, most budgets for church leadership training are pretty small. Free is Good, But You Still Need a Budget This collection…

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How to DIY Your Own Church Leadership Academy

1. Know Who You’re Teaching Who you’re teaching should influence what and how you’re teaching. Let’s start at the beginning. Ask yourself these questions: What are you trying to accomplish? What’s your overall goal? Who do you want to train—staff, volunteers, both? What do you want them to learn? Jot down your answers to these…

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Books To Read With Your Church Staff at Each Growth Level

Getting Started Congratulations! You’ve been called to plant a church. You’ve overcome the anxiety and drove in head first and started making disciples. Aren’t you brave? Yes, you are because starting a new church is hard work. If you have a church staff, it’s likely small. These are the people crazy enough to move with…

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8 Underappreciated Leadership Characteristics of a Pastor

1. Listening As a church leader, you probably have to talk a lot. You may have to preach every Sunday. You’re likely people’s first option to pray at gatherings. Like it or not, you need to take every opportunity to tell about your ministry. But amongst all of this talking, don’t ever forget to also…

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Is Your Leadership Style Helping or Hurting You?

Early in my career, I thought a great leader was defined by their ability to encourage, support, and connect on a personal level. These are great characteristics for a leader to have. During one particular project, however, I was so focused on maintaining a positive relationship with a team member, I failed to confront a…

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