Text-only Version of Leading Ideas, April 17, 2019

April 17, 2019
Leading Ideas from the Lewis Center for Church Leadership of Wesley Theological Seminary

10 Leadership Lessons from Nehemiah
Examining the biblical account of Nehemiah rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem, Lovett H. Weems, Jr., sees a compelling example of how a leader should function. Nehemiah defined the reality of the situation, named a vision, and then engaged the people to accomplish it. Read more now. https://www.churchleadership.com/leading-ideas/ten-leadership-lessons-from-nehemiah?id=li20190417

The Right Question
“Leaders do not need answers. Leaders must have the right questions.”
T. S. Eliot’s classic question is always a right question for leaders.
* Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
Want more Right Questions? Read “Right Questions for Church Leaders” at https://www.churchleadership.com/books/right-questions-for-church-leaders/

Learn to Welcome and Engage Easter Newcomers
Learn concepts and strategies to welcome and respond to your first-time and repeat visitors, reach younger generations, expand your church’s entry points, and get new people involved. “The New Welcome” Video Tool Kit helps you open your church to new people by acknowledging the changing ways that people enter into the life of congregations. Learn more and watch introductory videos now. https://www.churchleadership.com/product/the-new-welcome-download?id=li20190417

50 Ways to Welcome New People
How can your congregation make a good first impression with first-time visitors? “50 Ways to Welcome New People” provides strategies and tips to ensure your visitors feel truly welcome and at home in worship, plus guidance on visitor follow-ups and ways to be more inviting in your church. Read now and download free. https://www.churchleadership.com/50-ways/50-ways-to-welcome-new-people?id=li20190417

Support the Lewis Center
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Read “High Yield: Seven Disciplines of the Fruitful Leader”
Fruitful leaders develop a set of practices that serve them well and bear much fruit. Tom Berlin and Lovett H. Weems, Jr., provide a vital resource to leaders through “High Yield,” a book that consists of a series of short chapters on leadership practices the authors have found most fruitful in their leadership and what they’ve seen exemplified in others. Learn more now. https://www.churchleadership.com/books/high-yield-seven-disciplines-of-the-fruitful-leader?id=li20190417

Quotable Leadership
“We must understand that we will have no voice in the larger world if we cannot model moral debate ourselves.” — Gregory E. Sterling

Pastors Moving to New Churches Need the Right Start
Are you a pastor preparing to begin ministry in a new setting? With “The Right Start” Video Tool Kit, you’ll learn how to end your current ministry well, develop a personal transition plan, and make the most of your first days, weeks, and months in your new congregation. “The Right Start” is available in both Pastor’s and Group Training Versions. Learn more and watch a video preview. https://www.churchleadership.com/product/the-right-start-pastors-version-download?id=li20190417

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