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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.

Jed Smith lists four questions to ask yourself to find out if you’re really a leader:

The older I get the more I think that leadership is the biggest reason for success or failure. It doesn’t matter if it’s worship ministry, sports teams, or work places. The number one reason for either success or failure is quality or lack of quality leadership.

Leadership is important.

So the question I’m putting before you is: Are you a leader? How do you know for sure?

If you’re reading a post on leadership there is a good chance that you are. Here are four questions to contemplate to see if you are on the right track.

Brian Howard explains how to set up a leadership team in a church plant (without installing elders too soon):

I get it. You read Strauch’s Book. You believe in a plurality of elders. But if you rush to get to a plurality of elders you will quite possibly destroy your church.

I recommend not installing internal elders for five years after the church is planted. You read that right – five years. I have repeatedly seen people hide out in churches for long periods of time, become elders, and then wreck those churches…

If you don’t put elders in place for five years, what should you do instead?

Scott Ball lists eight things you can do to practice grace in your leadership:

In this time of stress, our family is encouraged by the truth that God brings life out of death, healing from brokenness, joy from sorrow, and glory from ruin.

We have also been massively encouraged by a group of friends (some with leadership titles some without) who have modeled what it means to lead others in grace. One of the most humbling things, as a leader, is to be led by others by grace into grace.

Since our resignation, these people have shown us what it means to lead in grace in eight really practical ways. I want to chronicle these things now, in the midst of my storm, so that I can live them out later with others in the midst of theirs.

David Leuschner shares three great tips for building a strong team:

I can sum up team building with just a few words, “live life together.” But just what does this mean?

Many times, as staff members of a church, we forget what church is about and we neglect living life together.

If you want to build a strong team, here are a few things that I think are important for team building.

Dan Cooley lists five things that really bug some church leaders:

I have a lot of church experience. I was a pastor’s kid, a youth pastor for 13 years, and senior pastor now for 17 years. Over that time I’ve developed some pet peeves. I assume lousy haircuts may be a hair stylist’s pet peeve, and plumbers seem to avoid belts. But what bugs a pastor? Here is my top five. Drumroll please…

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