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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 points out four things that we should not tolerate in church leaders:

The Bible even warns, “Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness” (James 3:1). This is because those who teach have taken on a level of responsibility for the ones they’re teaching. So, if one of God’s leaders is caught up in some sort of sin, then it’s actually in his best interest for his actions to be brought to his attention. Typically these guys don’t sin presumptuously, rather their sins are more often those of passivity. They’re busy people, and it can be easy to forget some of the finer points of the faith. Here are just a few of them.

Gavin Adams shares five ways to recruit – and keep – great volunteers:

Creating a dynamic volunteer experience is the ultimate key to unlocking the volunteer recruitment and retention puzzle. In fact, a dynamic volunteer experience almost self-recruits and retains! Of course, creating a dynamic volunteer experience is easier said than done. At Watermarke, we certainly have not cracked the code on volunteer engagement, but we have learn a few important things that have become centerpieces in our volunteer experience. And they seem to be working…

Paul Alexander lists seven essential qualities to look for in a campus pastor:

Often times when a church is thinking about moving to a multisite model the last thing they’re thinking about is who is going to be their next Campus Pastor. They’re stuck on logistics and most just assume they’ll stick an existing up and coming staff member on the next campus and hope for the best. That’s great IF you have the right person on the team already, but this can also be a fatal flaw. Trust me, I know and I’ve lived it. So here are 7 things I’m looking for when I’m looking for a Campus Pastor.

Brian Dodd lists eight ways to prime yourself for failure before you ever even get started:

To refer to someone as a “loser” is one of the most cruel statements you can make. It is a cutting statement regarding their character and personal value. Keep this in mind when you hear the phrase “Loser’s Mentality”. This is a sporting term which does not refer to a team or person’s value but rather a team or person who continually comes up short and mixes expectations. A Loser’s Mentality sets in when a defeatist attitude becomes institutionalized… See if any of the following apply to you.

Chris Creech lists six things (among many) that great leaders do:

One of our core values here is “Diligent Leadership.” Our culture sometimes sees leadership as a bad thing, but the Bible paints it in a very positive light. There are some things that I have noticed that most diligent leaders know how to do…

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