A Solution for Your Staff Development Excuses

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED:  Congrats to Patricia who was the winner! —————————————————————- The day in and day out of a leader’s life can become a bit monotonous.  The routine of the weekly meeting schedule can leave you a bit deprived of inspiration and ideas to move your team forward.  The urgency of pending projects and […]

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So Thankful. So Proud.

I’m taking a little bit of a pass on my weekly post about Leadership Tensions this Monday to stop and be thankful for the Cross Point team. Today our staff are enjoying a much deserved day off after our 10th Anniversary Celebration yesterday.  It was absolutely an amazing day! (Huge thanks to Bryan Fay for […]

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The Power of Accountability

Leaders create culture, and one of the most important parts of culture you shape for your team is a culture of accountability. Accountability can oftentimes be misunderstood as bureaucracy, but accountability is much more than unnecessary hoops to jump through to appease a superior.  Accountability serves valuable purpose in creating a healthy team environment. Things […]

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Leadership Tensions: Transparency vs. Vulnerability

Old school leadership taught us to be stoic.  Hierarchy was important and being vulnerable with those subordinate to you was discouraged as poor leadership. Modern leadership thought speaks more of love and the power of relationships, as evidenced by the best-selling book Love Works: Seven Timeless Principles for Effective Leaders. In old school leadership, the […]

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Repost: The Leadership Wall

Every once in awhile, especially in busy seasons of life or ministry, I hit the wall. Know what I’m talking about? I know I’ve hit the wall when: I’ve reached my compliant quota.  When one more complaint, question or criticism will put me over the edge. Questions become personal attacks.  A simple question for clarity […]

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Leadership Tensions: Intentionality vs. Trust

This might be one of the greatest tensions I personally face as a leader. Even since I wrote the original list in the series opener, I’ve changed the wording of this tension: Intensity vs. Passivity Intensity vs. Intentionality Intentionality vs. Passivity Intentionality vs. Whimsy I landed on Intentionality vs. Trust I think this tension must […]

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The Language of a Leader

Whatever else history may say about me when I’m gone, I hope it will record that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears; to your confidence rather than your doubts. My dream is that you will travel the road ahead with liberty’s lamp guiding your steps and opportunity’s arm steadying your way.  […]

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Cross Point Celebrate's 10 Years

It’s unbelievable to me that Cross Point is celebrating 10 years as a church. I remember well the Sunday we launched at Gower Elementary.  Can anyone guess where I served that day? 10 years later I think the vision burns stronger than ever. I don’t know that any of us from that launch team would […]

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Cross Point Celebrate’s 10 Years

It’s unbelievable to me that Cross Point is celebrating 10 years as a church. I remember well the Sunday we launched at Gower Elementary.  Can anyone guess where I served that day? 10 years later I think the vision burns stronger than ever. I don’t know that any of us from that launch team would […]

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Leadership Tensions: Excellence vs. Perfection

This one causes plenty of spats within the church leadership culture. Are we stifling God’s Spirit because we’re planning every minute of the service? Are we dismissing someone’s God-given gift because we don’t think it’s good enough? Lots of questions with polarizing responses. Excellence vs. Perfection is a real leadership tension that leaders face, especially […]

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