Pointers

Pointers for Pastors: Lead Better by Understanding Basic Psychology

Brandon Pointers

Not all change leads to growth, obviously, but growth never happens without change. So leadership is, in large part, motivating and organizing a group of people to change and grow. But… nobody likes change. Even people who say they like change don’t like it naturally. They’ve just developed a good attitude about embracing it. As a Pastor, I used to …

Dive

Dump Your Doubt, Take the Risk, and Lead Forward

Brandon Leadership

Nothing paralyzes good leadership like fear, and nothing fuels good leadership like taking risks in faith. Obviously, we must make decisions wisely, but when we know, it’s time to go. This is coming from a somewhat trigger-shy leader. If you know what a DISC profile is, I’m a high “I” and a fairly low “D.” That simply means, I want everybody …

Step One

If You Aspire to Lead, Start Leading Right Now

Brandon Leadership

I’m afraid it’s all too common for people to have huge aspirations about who they want to become in the future, but almost no plan or willingness to get there. We the idea of changing the world, but we fail to see that changing the world starts with making a difference in my own personal world – my own heart, …

Leadership that Matters Is All About Conviction

Brandon Books, Leadership

Just two quotes that grabbed me, from Al Mohler’s bo The Conviction to Lead: Congregations and Christian institutions need effective leaders who are authentically Christian – whose leadership flows out of their Christian commitment. Wherever Christian leaders serve, in the church or in the secular world, their leadership should be driven by distinctively Christian conviction… If our leaders are not passionately …

Grace Hills Church In a Movie Theater

You Can Have Growth, Or You Can Have Control

Brandon Church Planting

If Proverbs could have a 32nd chapter of nuggets of wisdom, David Chrzan would write it. In the five years or so that I’ve known and worked with David, he’s repetitively dropped advice that has shaped my own philosophy of leadership. For example, in a recent conversation David said, “You can have growth or you can have control. And you …