Develop Leaders

From Church Pastor to Chaplain

At Northshore Community Church, Kirkland, Washington, pastor Jonathan Alexander has a healthy congregation that is planting churches, sending missionaries and engaging in the local community at a high level. But he’s leaving it all. Why?...

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Pastor Celebrates Life of Four-Star General at Arlington National Cemetery

There was a rumor that an Army general was attending pastor John Anderson’s church in Shawano, Wisconsin. John wasn’t familiar with the military, so he thought it was cool but didn’t think much of it. The buzz increased and now people...

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7 Ways to Become a Resilient Pastor

Does the never-ending list of pastors who have either flamed out, dropped out or copped out depress you? Does it scare you? Or both? If they can’t go the distance, how can we? 

Is it possible we need to be more intentional about developing spiritual and emotional resilience?...

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Transform 2017: Creating a Coaching Culture

Transform 2017 kicked off last Tuesday with over 450 people in attendance in Garden Grove, California. The evening session was led by author and pastor, Larry Osborne, who spoke on Barnabas, whom Osborne believes is one of the strongest coaches mentioned in the New Testament. He shared five...

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The Heart of a Coach

Over the last decade the term coaching has taken on a new meaning in our quest to develop leaders. This art of helping others has not just morphed into one of the largest movements in our nation’s history of developing leaders, it has helped many people accomplish their personal and...

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Creating a Culture of Leaders

Where do I find high-capacity leaders? That’s a question and challenge any leader of an organization has asked. When it comes to leadership, you can’t recruit high-level leaders without first developing a culture to do so.

Finding, empowering and reproducing leaders is critical to the...

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Creating Courageous Leaders

Courage is an essential characteristic of leaders. Through a recent study of Joshua’s leadership, I was again convicted that, for godly leadership, courage is absolutely essential. After all, God told Joshua to be “strong and courageous.”

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15 Key Traits of an Effective Coach

The significance of coaching is consistent throughout the Bible. From the beginning of Creation, God designed us to be in relationship and coaching flows out of relationships. Good coaches pull out the best behaviors and characteristics that motivate and inspire their teams. A coach’s role is to...

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Teach for Change, Not for Learning

In my last week as pastor of Edinbrook Church (now over four years ago), I reflected on my journey as their pastor over a period of 16 years. I share this truth with you because I’ve been reminded how significant it is.

It took me a while to fully embrace...

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5 states of church health

Converge Church Strengthening is a work in progress. We asked three Converge leaders to tell us where it's headed. 

>>> What are the five states of church health?

1. A Dysfunctional Church

Henderson: A dysfunctional church is deeply sick...

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