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Category: Pandemic

Category: Pandemic

Equipping the Saints

Vision Statement or Vision Script?

We have just completed a 6 part series on leadership thinking during a pandemic (May 9, 2020 – May 26, 2020).  Now we turn to leadership skills and thinking for every time and place. In March I offered Andy Stanley’s

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Equipping the Saints

First Times Call for Humility

This is the final blog in the 6 blog series devoted to figuring out how to wrap your head around all that is changing in ecclesial realms as a result of Covid19.  From reading the signs of the times to

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Equipping the Saints

Pandemic Ecclesial Leadership: It’s Now and Later

So far in this blog series where we are looking at HOW to think about all that needs thinking about in a pandemic, we’ve looked at reading the signs of the times, identifying the kinds of leaders the signs of

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Equipping the Saints

Uncertain Times Beg for Sound Leadership

This is the third blog in a series of six designed to assist ecclesial leaders in thinking about and then acting in these pandemic times.  I’ve already written about the need to think systematically and to identify the signs of

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Equipping the Saints

Leaders Name the Signs of the Times

As a pastor or a member of a pastoral team, it is up to you to be in touch with the signs of the times.  Jesus’ disciples live and move and have their being both in Jesus and in the

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Equipping the Saints

Leaders Think Systematically

We’re already heading into decision-time.  When to open the doors?  How?  To whom?  Why or why not?  How do we make these decisions and be confident that we did so in ways we can defend and communicate?  How do we

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Equipping the Saints

Leaders are Thinkers

The global pandemic has certainly thrown us for a loop.  What was is not, and perhaps will not be again at least until we can be sure gathering in large groups will not result in harm to one another.  So,

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Equipping the Saints

Emerging from the Pandemic

Here is what Sonya Renee Taylor, author of The Body is Not an Apology, says about the pandemic: “We will not go back to normal.  Normal never was.  Our pre-corona existence was not normal other than we normalized greed, inequity,

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Equipping the Saints

More Tips for Leading in Turbulent Times

Liz Wiseman, founder of The Wiseman Group, is the creator of a proven leadership philosophy she calls Multipliers vs Diminishers.  Multipliers are those leaders who use their intelligence to amplify and bring out the smarts and capability of those around

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Equipping the Saints

Creating a Thriving Parish During the Pandemic

Whether we become a stronger or weaker church depends on what we do now in this crisis.  Craig Groeschel says, where there is a problem, there are opportunities.  We can use this time to work with the Lord to create

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Courage

Courage in the Covid-19 Crisis Mindfulness

Leaders are human.  That means they have emotions, just like the rest of us.  They react to uncertainty, the need to take risks and emotional triggers just like the rest of us.  What does the flock need from its pastor

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Courage

Vision-Casting Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic

In times like these, where uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure are all around us, we look for leaders.  We look for those who know what to do and how to do it:  to lead us through the quagmire where we

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