One of the things we often say within our church staff is…
We embrace the pain of change for the win of seeing more people coming to know Jesus.
Growth, of any type, requires change. We will usually resist change as long as we can stand the pain of staying the same… unless we’re intentional. Unless we make the decision to move forward and then commit to a new direction.
It’s a fact – growing churches, organizations, and businesses are only led by growing leaders.
And to grow as a leader:
- Learn new strategies, new techniques – challenge and expand your mind.
- Put those strategies into action. The future belongs to massive action takers.
- Make yourself accountable to someone – a coach, mentor, etc. – to keep going.
Speaking of change, I’m changing the format of these emails. If you’ve been getting them, you’ll notice this one is a little more organized so you can scan for what might be helpful and skip the rest.
If you don’t want to receive email from me – no problem – just scroll to the very bottom and click the unsubscribe link.
I can promise you this – I think all the time about how to empower and resource leaders to grow, and I’m determined to add value to your life!
Let’s embrace the pain of change so we can experience some big wins!
Thanks in advance!
The Ember + Read It For Me Deal!
(But only for a day!)
So, after the Ember + Read It For Me deal was over Sunday night, several people let me know they wanted in, but needed to get their purchase approved or needed another shot. So Steve graciously opened up the lifetime deal for a short extension.
Ember is a service that condenses best-selling Christian books to video-based highlights – at least one per week. It’s a sister service to Read It For Me, which does the same with business and leadership books.
Normally, the service costs $299 per year, but for one more day, you can get in for life for $250, AND get 10 free annual accounts to give to friends, co-workers, etc.
Get in before the clock ticks to zero…
And the bonus is still on, too. Hit reply and let me know you took the offer and I’ll reply with a link to join The Digital Leadership Lab for free for a year!
I wrote a post once about this sticky topic of leading through change and shared this:
At every level, at every turn, I must grow to enable the church to grow along with me. And if I, as the leader, don’t grow, the organization’s growth will be stunted and leaders who are emerging and growing, themselves, will often find places to go that allow them to flourish.
I recently launched The Digital Leadership Podcast, where I’ll talk about life, leadership, and touch on digital marketing from time to time as well. It’s free to subscribe, of course, and there are three episodes out there already about what’s killing your leadership – topics like burnout and depression, and how to overcome them!
How do you create (and distribute) fresh content, week in and week out? After all, people show up for great content and then stay for relationships. That’s what I’m talking about in the micro-course I’m releasing this coming Thursday inside The Digital Leadership Lab.
Dropping this Thursday:
Content Marketing 101: How to Create and Share
Fresh, Helpful Content and Gather a Tribe
Just a few links, articles, books, etc. I’m reading lately.
- A fantastic article by Kay Warren on how God Loves to Use Average People.
- A good leadership article by William Craig in Forbes: How To Motivate And Inspire Your Team To Achieve Better Results.
- I haven’t started it yet, but I just bought Dr. Al Mohler’s new book: The Apostles’ Creed: Discovering Authentic Christianity in an Age of Counterfeits.
- Travis Stephens has a good article for church leaders on The Best Way to Cut the Church Budget.
Fred Lam has released a brand-new audiobook with a proven 5-step system that you can follow to generate your first sale online even if you have never done anything like it before!
Fred is an eCommerce genius who has helped several people earn over a million dollars per year in their online businesses. The audio book is releasing at the ridiculous price of $1.99, so grab it while it’s available…
Every week, I send an email with a link to my sermon notes for the week, plus transcripts and videos from previous message, plus the series graphics. Use them freely any way you’d like, but my intention is merely some inspiration.
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Current Message Series
Healing (Based on the Beatitudes and
The Principles of Celebrate Recovery)
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