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What Kind of Leader Are You?

A few years ago, while thinking about possible topics for a D.Min. dissertation at Asbury Theological Seminary, I thought a lot about “spiritual leadership.” But then in one particular class, I started thinking about other qualifiers for leadership. Recently, in preparation for my interview with the consultation team as part of the Matthew 28 Initiative,… Continue Reading

Transforming Congregations Through the Matthew 28 Initiative

A few years ago, our conference worked with Paul Borden to develop the Matthew 28 Initiative. This initiative is “a strategy for transforming congregations to greater fruitfulness in making disciples of Jesus Christ.” This is the third year of Matthew 28 in our conference. As I understand it, there are approximately 45 churches in the… Continue Reading

6 Takeaways from the 2011 Leadership Summit

Last Thursday, Joleen and I attended the Willow Creek Association Global Leadership Summit. We expected it to be a great event, but it exceeded our expectations. I knew it would be leadership intense, but I was blown away by how spiritually intense it was, especially Friday morning’s focus on “tough assignments.” Presenters at the Leadership… Continue Reading