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My New Book, Chapter Two, Part Seven

March 9, 2010

The Importance of Balance We are nearly ready to dive into the inner workings of each of the modes of leadership. But before we can do that, it is important to pause, take a deep breath and focus on the importance of balance in employing the principles of the Leadership Triangle. This balance must be […]

My New Book – Chapter Two, Part Five

December 30, 2009

A Transformational Scenario One of my client churches was located in suburban St. Louis. The then relatively new pastor, who had succeeded a long-time pastor, brought me along side and hired me. The former pastor was the classic chaplain. Warm, compassionate and people-oriented he was brilliant over coffee in the living room and at the […]

My New Book, Chapter Two, Part Four

December 2, 2009

A Strategic Scenario A highly regarded not for profit focuses its mission on arts education in schools in lower income neighborhoods which must often forgo any sort of arts curriculum. The not for profit depends on the generosity of foundations and individuals in the community and an annual grant from the local arts and sciences […]

My New Book – Chapter Two, Part Three

November 11, 2009

A Tactical Scenario Here is an example of a tactical challenge faced by a church. The Executive Pastor fields complaints from congregants and staff alike that the information systems the church uses are balky and unreliable. Often documents mailed to vendors and church members are found to be incompatible with the software of the recipients. […]

My New Book – Chapter Two, Part Two

October 23, 2009

My intent is not to introduce yet one more theory. Rather, it is to organize the theories of leadership because I believe that most of them fit into the Leadership Triangle. My hope is to introduce you to a new way of thinking about leadership by starting with the problem, not the solution. The most […]

My New Book – Chapter Two, Part One

September 24, 2009

Chapter Two: The Three Sides of Leadership Tod Bolsinger, Senior Pastor of San Clemente Presbyterian Church, looked at me intently. “I am excited about the possibility of you coming in here and helping us in a consultation”, he said. “But there’s something you need to know. We have had several other consultants here – reputable […]

Bad Math Lie #3

September 16, 2009

The truth about adding services to reach more people I was 25 years old when the young adult ministry I had been leading for four years launched as a church. It had been a wild first four years, and we were excited for a new journey. While we were technically planting a church, I do […]

Chapter One, Closing

September 14, 2009

As we begin our journey of understanding the Leadership Triangle and how its principles can shape the way you lead in your own organization, we will look back to the East Lake story again and again. It is a story that offers instruction, for sure. But more importantly, it offers hope of transformation. Perhaps Eva […]

Small Group Podcast

September 2, 2009

Today on the Transforming Church website we have posted the 4-part podcast on Small Groups. The podcast is hosted by TAG Associates Rich Hurst and Beth Baron. Go to http://www.transformingchurch.net and click on the “Free Podcasts” button on the lower left section of the main page. We hope you and your team find the free […]

Free Resources

July 29, 2009

On July 28, 2009 many of the resources that were once “resources for fee” on our website are now “resources for FREE”. In our ongoing effort to equip, inspire and guide churches and church leaders on a journey of transformation we decided to make 90% of our resources available to you at no charge. We […]