How to Lead Multiplication
How to Lead Multiplication
With an understanding of why we multiply communities and what it means to multiply, the messiest part is practical: how do you lead a community through the multiplication process. The process of multiplication can feel like a minefield of expectations, sadness, and miscommunication. It can also feel like something that needs to be orchestrated like a savvy conductor.
Multiplication is Sending Arithmetic
What are the actual mechanics and skills involved in multiplying communities? How do you send effectively, pastorally, and practically? How do you know if and when to multiply? What must you do? When is it too early to multiply? There is a simple equation that brings so many questions into focus. It also helps us […]
10 Commandments Of Leadership
10 Commands given to all leaders based on the classic list from Exodus.
Distraction Creates Leadership Void
Many pastors I speak with and coach opine their lack of leaders. Their lacking is heard in their prayers: “God just send us a leader.” Or, seen in their next steps, regardless of the topic: “Get more leaders.” Often, after years of waiting, pastors move toward recruitment: “If only we could get some of those leaders to come here!” However, our churches don’t face a leadership crisis, we face a discipleship catastrophe.
Preparing to Launch Your Missional Community
Every missional community has three essential ingredients: qualified and called leaders, a clear mission, and a committed core. Praying for and gaining clarity on these three things is where every missional community leader must begin. Here are just a few diagnostic questions to ask as you launch your missional community.
Checklist for Launching Your Missional Community
There’s a lot out there on what you have to do and what’s really important. I’ve created this checklist to help leaders think through and step into MCs.
Plan Your Missional Community Monthly
The best way to plan and lead your community is to think in months and then weeks. Planning week-to-week is too exhausting, especially for the busy leader. There is too much to think through and everything comes quickly in the normal rhythm of life. When leaders plan week-to-week their intentionality becomes nearly non-existent, and their […]
A “Normal” Missional Community Meeting
How can this moment become more than just an agenda item on everyone’s planner? How is it more than just a ‘thing’ you lead? The weekly missional community meeting is the “garden plot” of missional leadership. A weak or disorganized weekly gathering produces similar results. An intense and over structured meeting can suck the life […]
Am I “Called” to Lead a Missional Community?
Sometimes, people are led to start a missional community through, what most of us would call, the spectacular. They have a dream, and outrageous steps of circumstances, or hear the voice of God. This does happen. We see it through the Bible. Abraham, Moses, and Paul are the big examples. They were simply walking through […]
How to Share Leadership in a Missional Community
You cannot lead a missional community on your own and you aren’t supposed to even try. But sharing leadership with others is hard, especially when you don’t know the different roles. This post examines the types of leadership roles to be shared and the servant responsibilities to be delegated. Sharing Leadership Roles You’re inclined to be a […]