Author: Bob Bumgarner

Do You Know How To Share Leadership Well?

If you are a leader you already know you can’t lead well without sharing leadership with those you lead. Call it delegation, engagement or empowerment but learn to do it as quickly as possible. Simply put, when a church refuses to engage new leaders, that church has already begun to die and ultimately the leaders it has will burnout or leave. Even...

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3 Things You Can Do In The Land Of Discouragement

All leaders go through the land of discouragement at some point in their leadership journey. Resilient leaders refuse to make it their home. They know the land of discouragement is real, but they also know it can be navigated in healthy ways. What can leaders do to navigate through the inevitable land of discouragement? Identify the source of discouragement....

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5 Shifts That Will Improve Your Leadership

Rome was not built in a day and your team won’t be either. But you can see progress in less than 365 days if you make it a priority and create a strategy. A simple strategy is to change the kind of conversations you have with those you lead. Proverbs 20:5 says, “Counsel in the heart of man is like water in a deep well, but a man of understanding...

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How to Know If You’re a Disconnected Leader

A smart phone without wireless or Internet service isn’t very helpful. It gives the appearance of being useful, only to leave its user feeling frustrated and disconnected. Disconnected leaders are like that. We become disconnected when we get sucked into the trap of self-sufficiency or unhealthy dependence on the latest ministry model or resource....

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How To Effectively Join A Church Staff

When you are called to join a church ministry team as a staff member it can be exciting. But a clear call does not guarantee a smooth transition. The church that was described to you in the hiring process may not actually exist. That’s OK, go with it! Stay flexible. Everything won’t be perfect, but you can do much to set up yourself for success by...

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