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Archive for March 2009

My new book. Chapter One, Part One.

March 30, 2009

Over the coming weeks, I will begin posting excerpts from my new book. My proposal will be submitted in a week or two. I encourage you to read this blog on a regular basis. Your comments will help me shape the book. The working title is The Leadership Triangle. I am thrilled to work with […]

New Resources

March 26, 2009

We have just posted several new resources in our new resource gallery, so check out the link below. RESOURCE GALLERY   You’ll especially want to reserve your copy of ‘Millenium Matrix- the DVD’ scheduled for release on May 1st.  Author Rex Miller will provoke your thinking as you plan and lead your church into the future […]

Where Have All the Leaders Gone: Recruiting the Right Lay Leaders – Part 2

March 21, 2009

What follows is the conclusion of my discussion with veteran church executive, Dan Stoehr, regarding his preferred approach to lay leader recruitment.  Here goes….   Scott:  How do you assess for the Spiritual gifts of your potential leaders?   Dan:  There are several great tools out there; we use Network, as discussed in your last […]

Worship Leadership: 5 Stages – stage 3

March 21, 2009

If you are at stage 3, you have successfully navigated the painful realization of your talent limitations and the frustrations that come from misplaced expectations on a few friends.  Now you are engaged in building a team.  The first step is to understand you are coordinating multiple parts…not just musically.  Personalities and capabilities will also […]

Where Have All the Leaders Gone: Recruiting the Right Lay Leaders – Part 1

March 16, 2009

Now that we’ve established the desired profile of your governing board including Spiritual gifts, personal strengths, and talents, we’re ready to consider the recruitment of individual lay leaders who are best suited to serve on your board.  To help address this issue, I’ve invited a seasoned church administrator, Dan Stoehr, to join in our discussion.  […]

Tough Economic Times

March 5, 2009

During some challenging economic times Malachi 3:10 seems very appropriate. So why are we not experiencing it? Last Friday the Transforming Church Team of TAG had a 2 hour conference call to discuss the impact of the economy on churches. It was the third or fourth such call that we’ve had in as many months. […]