Text-only Version of Leading Ideas, March 18, 2020

March 18, 2020
Leading Ideas from the Lewis Center for Church Leadership of Wesley Theological Seminary

10 Ideas for Church Financial Leaders Amid the COVID-19 Crisis
Ken Sloane of Discipleship Ministries shares ten ideas for church financial leaders to help sustain the church and its ministries in the face of interruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Read more now. https://www.churchleadership.com/leading-ideas/10-ideas-for-church-financial-leaders-amid-the-covid-19-crisis/?id=li20200318

Leading Ideas Talks Podcast: Episode 51
“Developing a Discipleship Pathway” featuring Kay Kotan
Do you have a discipleship pathway at your congregation? In this episode we discuss discipleship and developing disciples with Kay Kotan, the director for the Center for Multiplying Disciples in the Arkansas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Listen now or read transcript. https://www.churchleadership.com/podcast/episode-51-developing-a-discipleship-pathway-featuring-kay-kotan/?id=li20200318

6 Leadership Practices that Enhance Involvement and Collaboration
Are you leading in a way that inspires, invites, and engages others? Katie Carson Phillips outlines six basic leadership practices that support greater collaboration and more meaningful engagement. Read more now. https://www.churchleadership.com/leading-ideas/6-leadership-practices-that-enhance-involvement-and-collaboration/?id=li20200318

The Right Question
“Leaders do not need answers. Leaders must have the right questions.”
Mark Edington tells of a congregation that was moving from having a full-time pastor to having a bivocational pastor who would serve the church part time while having other employment. The congregation and incoming pastor found these two questions really helped them make some important decisions about the role of the pastor in this new configuration.
* What do you expect the pastor to do?
* How necessary is it for a pastor to do that?
Want more Right Questions? Read “Right Questions for Church Leaders” at https://www.churchleadership.com/books/right-questions-for-church-leaders/

Learn to Increase Active Engagement in Your Church
What can you do when 20 percent of your congregation does 80 percent of the serving, learning, and leading? The “Increasing Active Engagement” Tool Kit includes videos, narrated presentations, outlines of key points, and supplementary materials to help you get and keep people involved and engaged. Learn more and watch introductory videos now. https://www.churchleadership.com/product/increasing-active-engagement-download?id=li20200318

50 Ways to Welcome a New Pastor
If a new pastor is in your congregation’s future, be sure to check out “50 Ways to Welcome a New Pastor.” This resource shares tips on how to say goodbye to your current pastor in a healthy way and offers helpful advice on how to welcome your new pastor. Read now and download free. https://www.churchleadership.com/50-ways/50-ways-to-welcome-a-new-pastor?id=li20200318

Support the Lewis Center
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Free Clergy Personal Finances Resources
Includes Information on Compensation and Taxes
Mastering personal finances is both a personal and a pastoral responsibility. The Lewis Center and Wesley Theological Seminary provide resources to help pastors better understand and manage their personal finances. Topics: Why Clergy Personal Finances Matter; Personal Finances and Budgeting; Debt; Compensation and Taxes; Insurance; Investing; and Estate Planning. Learn more and watch videos now. https://www.churchleadership.com/clergy-personal-finance-resources?id=li20200318

Quotable Leadership
“One of the paradoxes of change is that trust is hardest to establish when you need it the most. Trust in a time of change is based on two things: predictability and capability.” — Jeanie Daniel Duck

Video-based Adult Study
“Devotion to Jesus: The Divinity of Christ in Earliest Christianity”
In this eight-session study Dr. Larry Hurtado, one of the world’s leading authorities on the subject of Christian origins, explores when, where, and why Christians first believed in the divinity of Jesus. He also clears away a mountain of popular misinformation. “Devotion to Jesus” is ideal for your congregation’s small groups, adult Bible studies, and Sunday School classes. Learn more and watch a sample video now. https://www.churchleadership.com/product/devotion-jesus-divinity-christ-earliest-christianity/?id=li20200318

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