Leadership Tip: How To Have Shorter Staff Meetings

By Dick Loizeaux

Does your staff begrudge time spent at staff meeting because they would rather be catching up on their ministry work? Do staff meetings go longer than you would like and seem to include wasted time? 

There is a cure: Multiple meetings with different purposes. Why? Because people are more efficient and productive with several small meetings than one long meeting.

In “Death By Meetings” Patrick Lencioni recommends...

Introduction to Ten Biblical Principles for Healthy Relating

By Gary Rohrmayer


“May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Romans 15:5-6

Trust influences us every moment of every day....

6 Characteristics of Nepal's Leaders

By Ivan Veldhuizen

I was reminded of the irreplaceable value of leadership on my recent visit to Nepal. In the past 18 months Converge has been a part of helping to start 856 churches in this country. The really good news is that this pace will accelerate because of the commitment to implement strategies of effective multiplication. Key to this is how they carry out their day-to-day leadership roles in this...

NextSteps is designed for any church leader who embraces the missional lifestyle, and aligns the ideas and tools around building healthy church systems that allows the church to actualize its values and achieve its mission.  The NextSteps Series interprets the research from the Natural Church Development Paradigm by Christian Schwarz in a...

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Bringing the Gospel to Music City

By Allison Hurtado

Preston Sharpe moved to East Nashville from his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2013. It wasn’t to meet the many celebrities who live there, or even run into Taylor Swift at coffee shops -- it was to plant a church.  

“When my wife and I moved from Tulsa it was a complete pioneer church plant deal,” Sharpe said. “We only knew one couple here when we arrived.” 


Lessons in the First Year

By Chris Highfill

Grace River Church launched February 2015, and in the past year our team has had to learn a lot.  We give all the credit to God for the success we have had and look forward to what is ahead because we know the best is yet to come.  Here are some lessons we learned in the first year of our church plant. 

Listen to experts.  No one on our leadership team had previously...

Empowering New Leaders

By Tim Beavis

I took our worship director out to breakfast a couple   of weeks back on a Saturday morning.  The place that we went is still pretty new but is developing a good reputation, although I have to say it wasn’t enhanced by our experience on this particular day.  As we sat at our booth I found myself distracted by what was going on in the restaurant.  The reason why I was distracted was that I noticed that the guy...


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