Leadership Roundup

Leading worship isn’t just about music. It’s also about leading people: the people on your team and the people in your congregation.

There are so many great articles on leadership being posted online, and I’m finding new ones every week. So that means it’s time for this week’s Leadership Roundup.

Below you’ll find some of the best leadership resources I came across this week. Save them to Instapaper or Pocket or Read It Later or your bookmarks, and check them out when you have some time this weekend. Be challenged and be encouraged. Be a better leader.

Remember, these are just excerpts, but I strongly encourage you to click through and read each post in its entirety.

Tim Swanson asks: as a leader, do you believe in yourself?

Today in the church, there is an epidemic of unbelief. It’s not unbelief in God that’s the problem. If people didn’t believe in God they wouldn’t work at a church. There are too many easier ways to make a living. The issue today is that people don’t believe in themselves. Our churches are staffed with people who have endless faith in the power of Jesus, but when it comes to his power being in them the belief meter drops off. The truth is, to be effective leaders in our culture, we have to believe 200%.

Phil Cooke warns that leaders need to be very careful about what information gets out:

… the leaked email set off a firestorm of criticism. The church, realizing the mistake, immediately apologized the next Sunday to the entire congregation. It was an unfortunate incident, but as I’ll point out, similar conversations in church and ministry leadership meetings happen all the time. Conversations meant to be perfectly innocent, can backfire with serious results. To that point, here’s a few thoughts.

Rick Calcutt lists what leaders can learn from Vince Lombardi:

All you have to do is extend me a creative license and l’ll share a couple more things we can learn from a very successful NFL organization and I’ll quote Vince Lombardi.

Brian Howard lists eight ways to lead your church staff to success:

Whether you have 1, 5, or 50 staff members, being proactive in leading your staff is essential… Follow these 8 steps to coach your Church staff team toward success.

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