Great Leaders Are Great Quitters

May 12, 2014 | Posted by Matt Popovits

Matt Popovits is the Pastor of Our Saviour New York, a multi-parish church plant in New York City.  One of the biggest lies you’ve been sold is that quitting is for losers and that giving up is never an option. But nothing could be further from the truth. Healthy leaders are those who have mastered […]


Influence & Impact

May 8, 2014 | Posted by Dave Ficken

A few weeks ago, one of my coaches challenged me to consider the difference between influence and impact. While I am far from figuring it out, here is what I have been wrestling with lately: As I have been reading more and more about how Jesus went about shaping his followers, my brain has been […]


How to Improve your Church’s Social Med...

April 28, 2014 | Posted by LCEF

The mission and vision of your church permeate every aspect of what the church does. Here is a two minute clip from an interview I did with author and social media expert Justin Wise on the ability of social media to expose the strengths and weaknesses of your church’s mission and vision. [youtube P8Sko4SjpAk] Watch […]


It Was the Will of the Lord to Crush Him

April 17, 2014 | Posted by Karl Galik

It’s a tough verb Isaiah is inspired to select: “to crush.” (53:10) In our vocabulary today “crush” is often spoken in casual hyperbole or in a sports metaphor. Someone who wins by a wide margin crushes his/her opponent. Someone who hits a baseball out of the park for the game-winning run is said to have […]


Beyond What You Can Measure

March 31, 2014 | Posted by Zach Mcintosh

 Rev. Zach McIntosh is a pastor at Concordia Lutheran Church in San Antonio where he leads the adult education program. Here he shares with LCEF’s readers his thoughts on church leadership: It was the question that frustrated my high school teachers more than any other. After proffering a long dissertation on how to solve a trigonometry equation, […]


The Temptation to Avoid Talking about Money

January 23, 2014 | Posted by Karl Galik

“It’s all the church talks about – money, money, money!” These words, and all of their variations in tone and volume, can be license to subtly, passively pass by the money references in preaching and teaching. It’s one of our culture’s last taboos, isn’t it? From MTV to HBO, it’s easy enough to find pretty […]