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Global Leadership Network UK & Ireland

GLN UK & Ireland

How to Fail at Failing – James Emery White

How do you fail at failing? According to a recent article in Time magazine, all you have to do is study the recent collapse of Blockbuster. “Yes, the movie-rental firm was doomed,” Stephen Gandel writes, “But the ending could have been a lot better.” There was little doubt that the practice of driving to a store to rent […]

20somethings on the Team – James Emery White

Why are so many senior church leaders having problems with 20something staff members? I’ve talked with several pastors and staff members of late who find the working arrangement challenging at best, maddening at worst.  Common complaints among the older folk include pride (they feel like they know how to do things better than everyone else), they […]

The Highs and Lows of Leading an Arts & Worship Ministry Part 5

The Arts Roundtable: Five ministry leaders get together to discuss the highs and lows of leading an arts ministry Participants: Brian Petak, Fellowship Bible Church, Brentwood, Tennessee Butch Whitmire, Granger Community Church, Granger, Indiana Manuel Luz, Oak Hills Church, Folsom, California Amy Anderson, Eagle Brook Church, White Bear Lake, Minnesota Stan Durham, Fellowship of the […]

The Highs and Lows of Leading an Arts & Worship Ministry Part 4

The Arts Roundtable: Five ministry leaders get together to discuss the highs and lows of leading an arts ministry Participants: Brian Petak, Fellowship Bible Church, Brentwood, Tennessee Butch Whitmire, Granger Community Church, Granger, Indiana Manuel Luz, Oak Hills Church, Folsom, California Amy Anderson, Eagle Brook Church, White Bear Lake, Minnesota Stan Durham, Fellowship of the […]

The Highs and Lows of Leading an Arts & Worship Ministry Part 3

The Arts Roundtable: Five ministry leaders get together to discuss the highs and lows of leading an arts ministry Participants: Brian Petak, Fellowship Bible Church, Brentwood, Tennessee Butch Whitmire, Granger Community Church, Granger, Indiana Manuel Luz, Oak Hills Church, Folsom, California Amy Anderson, Eagle Brook Church, White Bear Lake, Minnesota Stan Durham, Fellowship of the […]

The Highs and Lows of Leading an Arts & Worship Ministry Part 2

The Arts Roundtable: Five ministry leaders get together to discuss the highs and lows of leading an arts ministry Participants: Brian Petak, Fellowship Bible Church, Brentwood, Tennessee Butch Whitmire, Granger Community Church, Granger, Indiana Manuel Luz, Oak Hills Church, Folsom, California Amy Anderson, Eagle Brook Church, White Bear Lake, Minnesota Stan Durham, Fellowship of the […]

The Highs and Lows of Leading an Arts & Worship Ministry Part 1

The Arts Roundtable: Five ministry leaders get together to discuss the highs and lows of leading an arts ministry Participants: Brian Petak, Fellowship Bible Church, Brentwood, Tennessee Butch Whitmire, Granger Community Church, Granger, Indiana Manuel Luz, Oak Hills Church, Folsom, California Amy Anderson, Eagle Brook Church, White Bear Lake, Minnesota Stan Durham, Fellowship of the […]

Chemistry in Church – Anthony Clarke

Following a recent conversation with a WCA staff member,  Anthony Clarke was invited to present his concerns about Willow Creek’s emphasis on chemistry in leadership teams: Chemistry in Church by Anthony Clarke, Tutor in Pastoral Studies and Community Learning, Regent’s Park College, Oxford One of the great and continual questions in all groups is the relationship […]

Developing a Strategic Plan – Conflict

Notes from WCA’s Defining Moments: Conflict: Having the Tough Conversations Developing a Strategic Plan A. The situation Willow Creek’s ministries were each experiencing such growth and were focusing so much on their own areas that the church began to lose its identity. The ministry “fiefdoms” had existed unchallenged for so long that asking them to […]

Developing a Strategic Plan

Notes from WCA’s Defining Moments: Developing a Strategic Plan – Revisited The first 20 years at Willow Creek: There was no formal strategic plan in place When the church first began, the whole plan was to lead people to Christ and grow them up As the years went by, the church grew and more sub-ministries […]