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A Beginner’s Guide to Managing Staff – Part 4: The Plan – John Truscott


This time I build on the three foundations of job description, person profile and employment terms to create a plan for the worker that will give them a right balance of challenge and support. Getting that balance just right is your responsibility. It will be different for each person you manage. No, not easy!
Personal aims
You …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Managing Staff – Part 3: The Foundations – John Truscott


We’ve considered your attitude and personality. Now for something much more basic.
You cannot manage anyone if you do not understand what they are supposed to be achieving, the kind of person you need them to be, and the context of the employment agreement.
If you manage someone, your job is to ensure you both know these …

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Messy Spiritual Leadership Part 5 – John Burke


Messy Spiritual Leadership, cont.
Let’s talk about the messy leadership that cultivates environments where people far from God can grow up to become His church. How do we lead like that?
I believe first we have to cultivate the soil with grace-giving acceptance. Grace is the environment where people grow best – where people begin to experience …

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Messy Spiritual Leadership Part 4 – John Burke


Messy Spiritual Leadership, cont.
What did Jesus’ ministry look like? Messy! Isn’t that what the religious leaders of his day had a hard time with – how messy it was?

He was hanging out with ethically corrupt tax collectors and former prostitutes and the partying sinners of his day – messy people, like the Samaritan woman. She …

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Messy Spiritual Leadership Part 3 – John Burke


Messy Spiritual Leadership, cont.
Are you willing to get your hands dirty?
Before you answer that, let me tell you about a few leaders in our church. These people are fully following Christ and now they’re leading others spiritually but when they first came to our church it was downright messy:

• Brian was an atheist. He got …

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Messy Spiritual Leadership Part 2 – John Burke


Messy Spiritual Leadership
I want to talk about messy spiritual leadership. I want to talk about the messy leadership required for the church to grow up out of the emerging cultural realities around us.

The Apostle Paul writes to a very messy church in 1 Corinthians 3 and he says this, ‘I planted the seed, Apollos watered …

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Messy Spiritual Leadership Part 1 – John Burke


Cultivating the Soil
Every year I plant flowers around this big tree right in the middle of our front yard, but when I first made that flower bed I had to seek advice because, quite honestly, I’m not good with plants. My wife isn’t either. In fact, I think between the two of us, we’ve killed …

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Leading in New Cultural Realties – John Burke, GLS 2008 Main Session

Session Outline
I. Cultivating the Soil
II. Messy Spiritual Leadership
III. Grace-Giving Acceptance
IV. Authentic, Confessing Community
V. Constant Connection to Jesus
Team Process Tools
1. Personal Reflection: Write down the key insight from this session that you can personally take away?
2. John described several barriers to grace for people in his community. Brainstorm with your team about what barriers to grace exist for …

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A Leaders Gathering with John Burke – February 7th & 8th


We are very much looking forward to John Burke’s return visit in February. Do come with your leadership team if you can!
Here’s some feedback from his 2010 visit for your interest:
It was great to be taught by a leader of a large church who is down to earth and passionate about broken people.  Sometimes I …

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Defining Moments | Making Multi-Generational Ministry Work

Jeff Lockyer, Jim Mellado with Craig Groeschel
About this Episode
When the generations do ministry together successfully, the Church thrives and God is glorified. But, when things go wrong, it can derail an otherwise thriving ministry. In this edition of Defining Moments, Jeff Lockyer, WCA Summit host pastor, will unpack the story of their extremely successful generational …

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