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The Curse of the One Man Show (and How to Break It)

One-Man-BandI always say that the best leaders never lead, and here’s why; if the best leaders are always in the spotlight, then how are you supposed to raise up other leaders?   If you are doing everything with excellence, then what can anyone else do?  A lot of leaders hold on tight to the reins of leadership, but holding on to leadership is not a Biblical way to lead (Eph. 4:12).  Here are a few practical ways to simultaneously raise up new leaders and ensure you don’t become a one-man-show: Read more »


How to Fail Well as a Leader

Failure as a LeaderHey microchurch leader, here’s a newsflash; you’re going to fail… probably pretty bad at some point.  And the worst part is it is going to be an idea you really thought was going to be amazing.  So what do you do in those situations?  Embracing the inevitable failure is a good first step, but how you perceive failure and what you do with it is far more important.  Here are three quick things that if you know, you can kick failure in the face and come out on top (even though you already blew it):

The Early Church Secret

imageEvery living thing on this earth is designed to reproduce.   Trees reproduce more trees.  Fish reproduce more fish. Humans reproduce more humans.  Life gives birth to new life.  It reproduces.  It multiplies.

As microchurch leaders, we should see this as no different regarding spiritual DNA.   Disciples reproduce disciples.  Healthy microchurches reproduce other healthy microchurches.  Multiplication is the natural by-product of growth and the way DNA is transferred from one generation to the next.  Paul puts it like this: Read more »