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Global Leadership Network UK & Ireland

GLN UK & Ireland

Church Growth and Plateaus

Notes from WCA’s Defining Moments: FAQs Posed to Seasoned Pastors “Moving into our new building and experiencing great church growth, I feel like we’re now on plateau. How do you prevent a temporary plateau from becoming permanent?” Bill Hybels: Decisions must be made based on what the real needs of the church are at the […]

Raising Money in Church

Notes from WCA’s Defining Moments: FAQs Posed to Seasoned Pastors “I feel like we are in constant need of raising money, always for very good reasons. Can you give us 2 or 3 keys to leading a successful capital campaign?”  Bill Hybels: First, it is important to build a healthy stewardship culture in your church […]

Working Relationships: Leaders and Managers

Notes from WCA’s Defining Moments: FAQs Posed to Seasoned Pastors “On our ministry teams we have both managers and leaders, each making important, different contributions. How can managers and leaders work together without one dominating the other and without driving each other crazy?” It is always going to be a dance – these are two […]

Appropriate Risk Taking

Notes from WCA’s Defining Moments: FAQs Posed to Seasoned Pastors ”I know that ministry growth happens when risks are taken. You’ve told us to “dream big” and I know that God is able, but how do you know when you’re being inspired or when you’re just dreaming? How do you determine what is an appropriate […]

Ministry Blunders: Change Management – David

Notes from WCA’s Defining Moments: My Biggest Ministry Blunders David made too many changes in too short of time. The first Sunday he was in his new church he fired the organist, then pulled out the organ. A couple of weeks later he had the steeple of the church sawed off. He removed the choir […]

Ministry Blunders: Change Management – Rick

Notes from WCA’s Defining Moments: My Biggest Ministry Blunders In the last big transition his church went through, Rick was not in touch with the lay leaders of the church. He wanted his church to move more toward a seeker-sensitive, contemporary mindset.  Because he was so busy preaching and doing other things, he didn’t invest in […]

Ministry Blunders: People Management

Notes from WCA’s Defining Moments: My Biggest Ministry Blunders Mark is an encourager by nature, so when he planted his church he would hire people that he believed he could empower and train to succeed. It turned out that they were unfulfilled and unable to do the job, but he felt he couldn’t let them go after […]

No Perfect People Allowed: A Culture of Grace – John Burke

John Burke: No Perfect People Allowed Seminar: Session 1 Audio – A Culture of Grace John Burke is the lead pastor of Gateway Church, a congregation dedicated to helping unchurched people become a unified community of growing Christ-followers, no matter their background or past. John is the author of No Perfect People Allowed and Soul Revolution.  […]

Leadership Lessons from The Vineyard Church, St Albans

Chris Lane was ordained an Anglican priest in 1982. Five years spent in inner city Leeds were followed by an invitation to join the staff at St Andrew’s Chorleywood. During this period Chris and his wife, Fliss, felt called to church planting and subsequently founded The Vineyard Church in St Albans, and helped pioneer the […]

Leadership Lessons from Cornerstone Church, Swansea

Sarah Richards has been in full-time ministry since 1985. From a background of itinerant evangelism and working within church planting initiatives, Sarah pioneered Cornerstone Church Swansea in 1991 with her husband, Julian. Sarah’s passion is for the church to go increasingly beyond the meeting mentality into creating Acts 2 community and radical devotion to Christ. Sarah […]

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