The Time Has Arrived For #Reachingnextgen

The official launch of u2019 will begin at the annual meeting of the Georgia Baptist Convention in November. u2019 is all about leaders of churches choosing to reach the next generation. You will begin to frequently see videos, hear challenges, receive instruction, and be encouraged with the focus on #reachingnextgen.   The official launch is in November. The vision was

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Six Ways Leaders Excel Beyond Their Natural Abilities

You have, no doubt, often heard of the term “life-long learner.” Yes, it is true that effective leaders never stop growing and learning. Most, but not all, have degrees, but their education does not end when diplomas are dispensed. And, yes, their experience is a vital part of their perpetual growth. However, effective leaders never stop stretching themselves intellectually. The

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Is Your Small Group a House Boat or a Fishing Boat?

When [Jesus] had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” Luke 5:4 I suppose you are familiar with this story. You may recall how Jesus got into Simon Peter’s boat and pushed back a short distance from the shore to teach the multitude of people who had gathered.

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Seven Ways Leaders Frustrate Their Followers

Do you have “Frustrated Followers”? Sometimes you can do the right thing or make the right decision and still frustrate your team members. However, you want the frustrations they experience to be the exception rather than the rule. Frustrated followers will ultimately under-produce, walk away, or undermine the leader whether intentionally or unintentionally. John Maxwell, in his book Developing the

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Three Sneaky Things Effective Leaders Do

Don’t tell anyone else about this. Keep it to yourself. I am about to let you in on a secret about effective leaders. They are “sneaky.” Before I tell you, please keep in mind the context that these are outstanding leaders who work hard, commit themselves to personal development, and get the job done. They are anything but lazy. But

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Four Characteristics of Effective Leaders

“The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.” – Teddy Roosevelt   What is the key to being an effective leader? You will be hard pressed to narrow a list down to one particular asset. What if you could narrow it down to four? That would give you as an

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Four Ways to Refresh Your Leadership

Leadership is an adventure that both exhilarates and exhausts. The exhilaration tends to be high on the front end and at the pinnacles of milestones accomplished along the journey. The exhaustion comes with the length of time and frustrations, let downs, and unforeseen forces and circumstances that serve like anchors to forward progress. How can you be refreshed during those

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