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How to hear God’s voice in your church’s strategic planning

In Ministry Coaching by Russ Olmon

It is important to recognize that in the final analysis, strategic planning in the church is a spiritual discipline of listening to God’s voice and intentional obedience to God’s direction for your church. In John 10:27 Jesus says that His sheep listen to His voice and follow Him. A few chapters later, Jesus likens our relationship to Him as that …

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The #1 reason churches resist change

In Church Strategy, Ministry Coaching by Russ Olmon

Resistance Is Inevitable Most pastors forget a critical principle of leading change: Church ministries don’t change; people do. We tend to think of our change initiatives in broad terms like, “We are redesigning the small group ministry.” However, many of your leaders think of it differently. They may be wondering, “Do I keep ministering to my group or not?” To …

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Delegation is critical when growing your church

In Church Strategy, Ministry Coaching by Russ Olmon

Delegation is not about “dumping” tasks on others or about choosing the good projects for yourself and delegating the mundane or difficult. Delegation is about systematically assessing your work, identifying areas that can be done by others, and delegating in a systematic and process oriented manner. Delegation is more than a time management tool, it is also a motivational tool. …