All posts tagged: ministry

10 Things Every Women’s Ministry Leader Needs to STOP Now!

Stop It!   Stop! Being shallow.  Your women want something meaningful.  Make disciples.   Stop! Having teas and other fluff.  Before you write me about how meaningful your Christmas tea is … take the time to evaluate your end goal.   Is it tradition?  Is it fun? OK – but don’t make it more than it is.  Again … before your write… I love you and let’s go to tea, just don’t call it what it’s not. Stop! Wasting time.  The most valuable thing your leaders and women will give you is their time. Have a meeting and know who needs to be there and why.  If you don’t know, don’t have the meeting.  Is it necessary to have everyone present or can you have a one-on-one and accomplish your goal. Stop! Keeping it Clean!  What?  Women have real life and real issues.  Women’s Ministry is up close and personal.  Discipleship is messy. Be willing to get into the weeds with your women. Stop! Doing the same thing.  I know, it’s easy and predictable.  But, it’s stale.  Just ask the women who aren’t coming anymore. Is your Familiar Greater than your Future? Stop! Keeping everyone …

10 Concepts Every Life Group Leader can Adopt from the World of Disney

Only a few minutes on a Disney property and guests will recognize an extraordinary expectation for excellence.  On a recent trip to the ‘happiest place on earth’, I picked up the book, Creating Magic: 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney.  Lee Cockerell, the author, served as Senior Operating Executive for Walt Disney World leading a team of 40,000 Cast Members. Fresh off our incredible vacation, I eagerly read the pages of Cockerell’s book. Immediately, I began to understand how these Disney principles could be applied to ministry as well as business.