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It’s Time to Get Mean About the Vision God Has Given You

Brandon Books, Leadership

Your church doesn’t need a new mission. God determines the mission. He defines the mission. And he’s been about the mission for thousands of years and simply wants your church involved in it. But your church is in desperate need of a vision that is informed by God’s Word, inspired by God’s Spirit, and applied passionately and bren-heartedly to your …

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5 Thoughts About Spending Your Leadership Equity Wisely

Brandon Leadership

When you walk into a leadership opportunity, you go with a little bit of equity by virtue of your position and the inevitable honeymoon period during which those you lead will let you get by with just a bit than they will a decade later, but you have to be very careful with that equity. Every decision you make, …

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8 Gifts to “Pour Into” the Leaders You’re Developing

Brandon Leadership

It’s great to be “pouring into” people. That’s a popular phrase in today’s leadership environment. I’ve used it because I like the word picture of it. Whatever I may have learned about life and leadership, I’m supposd to be passing along to others. But what does the phrase really mean? What, exactly, are we to pour into the people we lead? …

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5 Truths About Empowering People to Change the World

Brandon Leadership

In the Bourne series, the assassins (who are the central characters) are referred to by their controlling agency merely as “assets.” Sometimes I fear that within Christian ministry, we fall into the terrible habit of treating people as assets – instruments to help us get ministry done successfully rather than people with souls. One of the values I remind myself …

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Seven Reasons Pastors Ought to Get Together

Brandon Leadership

Today I had the privilege of joining in with a local Pastors’ gathering hosted by Christ Church of the Valley and Shepherd of the Hills Church. I led a roundtable discussion on the topic, The Internal Battles of Even the Best Pastors. One of the issues we talked about was the huge need for Pastors to minister to one another. …