Text-only Version of Leading Ideas, May 29, 2019

May 29, 2019
Leading Ideas from the Lewis Center for Church Leadership of Wesley Theological Seminary

7 Suggestions for Welcoming New Pastors
Barry Howard outlines ways a congregation can prepare spiritually, intellectually, and emotionally for the arrival of a new pastor to make the most of a new beginning. Read more now. https://www.churchleadership.com/leading-ideas/7-suggestions-for-welcoming-new-pastors/?id=li20190529

4 Ways to Build Your Social Media Presence
The use of social media is so prevalent today that it is essential for churches to master ways of creating connections and community online. Lia McIntosh, Jasmine Smothers, and Rodney Smothers outline four critical steps in building your church’s social media presence. Read more now. https://www.churchleadership.com/leading-ideas/4-ways-to-build-your-social-media-presence/?id=li20190529

The Right Question
“Leaders do not need answers. Leaders must have the right questions.”
The day-by-day functions of a congregation can easily absorb the energies of all leaders until some of the basic tasks required by the church’s mission get neglected. Rich Birch offers a good reminder about one of these essential efforts that suggests this question:
* Which leaders in your church are responsible for new people coming to your church next Sunday?
Want more Right Questions? Read “Right Questions for Church Leaders” at https://www.churchleadership.com/books/right-questions-for-church-leaders/

Moving, Pastor?
If you’re a pastor preparing to begin ministry in a new setting, “The Right Start” Video Tool Kit will lead you in ending your current ministry well, developing a personal transition plan, and making the most of your first days, weeks, and months in your new congregation. Available in 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=li20190529

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=li2018529

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Read “Leadership in the Wesleyan Spirit”
The purpose of this book is simple — to reclaim a vision for church leadership from the great spiritual awakening known as the Wesleyan movement. Yet the way one goes about this work, contends author Lovett H. Weems, Jr., is anything but simple. It involves walking a tightrope between continuity and change. Learn more now. https://www.churchleadership.com/books/leadership-in-the-wesleyan-spirit/?id=li20190529

Quotable Leadership

“Innovation is like breathing: It’s got an in-phase and an out-phase, and if you stop doing it for long, you die.” — Dan Roam

Resources for Your Church’s Best Summer Ever
The mission of the church doesn’t take a summer vacation. Browse the Leading Ideas archives for ideas and strategies to help you improve summer worship, serve your neighbors, and do good well through mission. Explore articles on summer now. https://www.churchleadership.com/tag/summer?id=li20190529

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