This simple Japanese word will bless and improve your leadership! Check out this video to learn more about it and how to incorporate this powerful idea in your leadership!

Go Deeper: With this book called Spiritual Kaizen

Resources: Powerpoint presentation

Discussion Questions:

  1. How does the idea of “Kaizen” resonate with your sense of leadership?
  2. What is one area of your life or ministry in which you could apply a specific Kaizen attitude?

Leaders Are Learners

Watch this video for some practical and inspiring ways to learn and grow as a leader!

Resources: PowerPoint presentation

Go deeper: Conference Listing, one list and another list of great church leader podcasts, and a very varied list of some of the most popular church leader books

Discussion Questions:

  1. What is one method described (or maybe one not listed) that helps you grow the most?
  2. What concrete plans can you make to grow personally and to help your team or congregation grow as leaders?

Outreach Jumpstart (5 of 5)-Outreach System

Watch this video, the fifth of a five part series, talking about how to build systems, with a number of specific ideas, to invite people into your congregation and faith!

Go deeper by reading Ignite by Nelson Searcy. Also, here is a PDF of some sample postcards.

Discussion Questions:

  1. ​Which of the outreach system premises connected for you the most and why?
  2. What is one part of your outreach system or idea that you could implement in the near future?

Outreach Jumpstart (4 of 5)-Welcome System

Watch this video, the fourth of a five part series, talking about how to truly welcome people to your church! This fourth step will give you some helpful basics premises as well as lots of ideas about a great welcome system!

Go deeper by reading Fusion by Nelson Searcy.

Sample Connection Card
Sample First Time Guest Letter-Email
Sample Second Time Guest Letter-Email
Sample Council President Letter-Email
Sample One Month Letter-Email

Discussion Questions:

  1. Which of the welcome system premises connected for you the most and why?
  2. What is one part of your welcome system that you could add or improve?

Outreach Jumpstart (3 of 5)-Strategy

Watch this video, the third of a five part series, talking about how to grow your church! This third step teaches one way to think about our strategy for accomplishing our mission of making disciples!

Go deeper by reading this article by Bill Easum or by checking out his coaching network. Additionally, you’ll be blessed by this ebook by Nelson Searcy and his coaching network.

Discussion Questions:

  1. Do you have a similar example of when strategy made all the difference between success and not?
  2. What is your strategy for accomplishing your mission? If you don’t have one, begin this discussion with others in your context!