My 2016 Best Books List

Well, it’s here. The end of the year. One of my favorite things to do each year is to review the list of books that I’ve read.  [Note: I keep a reading log throughout the year to keep track of everything I’ve read.]  I’m fascinated by how books shape me and how certain books provide […]

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I'm Creating a Crisis

Today our staff met for our all-day all-staff planning meeting.  I love these scheduled opportunities to get out of the rigor of the immediate needs and look ahead into the new year. We do some practical stuff like working through the calendar and talking about some of the big initiatives on the horizon, but the […]

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I’m Creating a Crisis

Today our staff met for our all-day all-staff planning meeting.  I love these scheduled opportunities to get out of the rigor of the immediate needs and look ahead into the new year. We do some practical stuff like working through the calendar and talking about some of the big initiatives on the horizon, but the […]

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Create a Crisis – Part 1

I get a lot of questions about what we do for staff leadership and development at Cross Point, so I thought I would start sharing more of the behind-the-scenes details of how we lead and manage. A couple of years ago I read Silos, Politics & Turf Wars by Patrick Lencioni and quickly adopted his […]

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Dysfunctional Teams

I read a great article today by Nancy Ortberg about how to avoid the 5 most common dysfunctions of a ministry team. She takes the principles from Patrick Lencioni‘s book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and applies them to ministry work. It’s a great, practical read for church leaders. You can read the entire […]

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