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Reaffirmations Friday – May 20th

Whether you’re a church Pastor, directing a ministry, or simply a volunteer, you most likely don’t have too much time during your day to keep up with what’s being written or discussed around key ministry topics like developing discipleship, increasing participation or building stronger church community.
But, that’s OK! Because every week, we’ll round up of some of the most helpful and inspirational news and articles published on the web and give them to you here, in one centralized place as part of our “Reaffirmations Friday.”
Here are the top ministry blogs and articles this week detailing anything you may have missed.
5 Words Toward a Stronger Esprit de Corps
The hallways often reveal more than the boardroom. What you hear in the hallways is often a better indicator of the spirit of your team than what is said in the boardroom. I’m not suggesting that your team isn’t honest in your meetings. But they are more relaxed in the hallways, in the break room, or anywhere a cup of coffee is shared where you work… Written by Dan Reiland
10 Things You Get When People Follow You Out of Obligation or Admiration
There are leaders of influence and leaders who hold position power. There are leaders we have to follow because they hold power over us and there are leaders we want to follow because they challenge us, inspire us, and compel us to live on purpose and mission. There is the leader who holds the power but how they lead is anything but inspiring… Written by Selma Wilson
Three Ways a Disorganized Leader Holds Back a Team
One does not need to be overly gifted in administration to be a leader. Many have made the case that leadership and management are different from one another. Joseph Rost, in his work Leadership for the 21st Century, argues that both leadership and management are essential but distinct from one another… Written by Eric Geiger

3 Words You Should Drop from Your Leadership Vocabulary Starting Now

Words matter when you’re a leader, and not all words are equally useful. In fact, you should banish at least three from your leadership vocabulary. Nobody wins when you use these words regularly, and they might be damaging your leadership without you even realizing it. I end up using these words when I fail to take decisive actions… Written by Carey Nieuwhof
Another Possible Benefit of Going to Church: A 33 Percent Chance of Living Longer
Religious services aren’t just good for your soul — they might be good for your health. A new study, released Monday in a journal published by the American Medical Association, says that those who attend church services more often actually have a better chance of staying alive in the long run… Written by Julie Zauzmer
The 4 Phase Planning Process for Church Leaders
Few churches have a great planning process. Most don’t even have a good planning process, if they have a process at all. I’m not sure why this isn’t a bigger priority. Planning is certainly biblical. I don’t find many pastors who would really take aim at that fact. You’d have to throw out a lot of Proverbs, if you decided to… Written by Tony Morgan
Is there are article you saw this week that you think should have made this list? Let us know!

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