Text-only Version of Leading Ideas, January 9, 2019

January 9, 2019
Leading Ideas from the Lewis Center for Church Leadership of Wesley Theological Seminary

4 Keys to Develop Emerging Generation Leaders
Marv Nelson says church leaders are often too quick to dismiss the potential of next generation leaders. To move beyond our own negative stereotypes, we need to invest time in really knowing millennials, equipping them, and believing in them enough to let them take leadership. Read more now. https://www.churchleadership.com/leading-ideas/4-keys-to-developing-emerging-generation-leaders?id=li20190109

Episode 24
Leading Ideas Talks Podcast: “Leadership Lessons from Lovett Weems”
Looking for practical strategies to more effectively engage others and lead change? Listen as leadership expert Lovett H. Weems Jr. shares some of his sage advice on the attitudes and practices that can help church leaders thrive. Listen now. https://www.churchleadership.com/podcast/episode-23-leadership-lessons-from-lovett-weems?id=li20190109

Choose Your Hills Wisely
Jim Cowart says it’s important to stay focused on the right objectives. Instead of being content with what is, taking on too much, or choosing the wrong battles to fight, good leaders choose carefully the hills they need to conquer. Read more now. https://www.churchleadership.com/leading-ideas/choose-your-hills-wisely?id=li20190109

The Right Question
“Leaders do not need answers. Leaders must have the right questions.”
Many churches seek to reach younger people. Rich Birch suggests a question that might be a good one for your congregation.
* Who are the young leaders that you are irrationally trusting to lead parts of the ministry?
Want more Right Questions? Read “Right Questions for Church Leaders” at https://www.churchleadership.com/books/right-questions-for-church-leaders/

“More Church Leaders | Stronger Church Leaders” Video Tool Kit
Learn strategies to identify and support new leaders and build and maintain effective ministry teams. “More Church Leaders | Stronger Church Leaders” helps clergy and lay leaders, in churches both large and small, discover a more synergistic and fruitful way of being in ministry together. The tool kit includes engaging videos, handouts, and supplementary materials. Learn more and watch video previews now. https://www.churchleadership.com/product/church-leaders-stronger-church-leaders?id=li20190109

Support the Lewis Center
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50 Ways to Increase Active Engagement
Strong and growing congregations typically have a very high percentage of people who are actively involved in learning, serving, and leading. These 50 tips will help your congregation increase active engagement. Read now and download free. https://www.churchleadership.com/50-ways/50-ways-to-increase-active-engagement?id=li20190109

Quotable Leadership
“Circles create soothing space where even reticent people can realize that their voice is welcome.” — Margaret J. Wheatley

Will Your Church Meet Its Budget This Year?
To answer this vital question, you need to accurately track giving according to your church’s unique pattern of giving — not just the budget divided by 12 months. The “Congregational Giving Profile” Video Tool Kit helps you track finances based on the way people in your church actually give, establishing a more meaningful system of monitoring and reporting progress on your budget. The resource includes easy-to-use templates, video instruction sessions, and sample profiles. Learn more and watch an introductory video now. https://www.churchleadership.com/product/congregational-giving-profile-cgp-download?id=li20190109

Editor: Dr. Ann A. Michel (amiche@wesleyseminary.edu)
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