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The 16% Gap – Whiteboard Wednesday Season 4: Episode 7

In today’s Whiteboard Wednesday, John Messer, our Leadership Development Catalyst, shares more about how we can move change throughout an entire congregation. Leaders are change-agents who influence the adoption of new ideas, processes, and innovations. Casting vision — presenting what could be — is the most common way of connecting with other visionary people and those who are consider “early …

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Practical Hospitality

Then Jesus said to his host: “When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will …

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How People Belong In Your Church – Whiteboard Wednesday season 4: episode 6

In today’s Whiteboard Wednesday video, we take a look at the social architecture of your church. How do people connect and belong in a church plant or any established church? People need different social environments to meet different social needs as they connect with others. Intimate environments of two or three Personal environments of 5-12 Social environments of 20-50 Public …

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Is That A Church?

If 12 friends start every Saturday morning over breakfast at a Panera Bread, discuss a passage of scripture, share how last week’s theme has impacted their life, pray and care for one another, and then leave to serve their neighborhood homeless with coffee, donuts, conversation and prayer, is that a church?  If 120 people gather on Sunday mornings in their …

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Importance of Self-Assessment – Whiteboard Wednesday season 4: episode 3

In this weeks edition of Whiteboard Wednesday, Scott Lokers, Transition Ministry Catalyst for the Luminex team, shows us the critical importance of transitions in the life of the local church. He gives us a simple method for self-assessment by a congregation going through a major change.  We need breathing space as we discover where God has brought us at this …

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Finding Third Right Answers

Servant-leadership stands in sharp contrast to the typical American image of a leader as a multi-talented, multi-gifted stand-alone hero, usually white and male. Mindlessly accepting this false picture of what defines a leader, we celebrate and reward the wrong things — winning for the sake of winning, competitive advantage over cooperative effort, and majority rules regardless of what is best …

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Initiating Change in Times of Transition – Whiteboard Wednesday season 4: episode 2

In this weeks edition of Whiteboard Wednesday, Tim Meendering shares a practical rhythm for shaping the culture of your leadership and your church. He suggests that four key elements be infused into your culture: Inspiration Accountability Planning Education How do you shape the culture of your church’s leadership?  What about Tim’s presentation resonates with you?  What are some key action …

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Christ-Centered Leadership

A Note from Luminex: This morning’s blog post is a reprise of a post originally published on May 22, 2017. Enjoy! There are seven “I am” statements from Jesus sprinkled throughout the Gospel of John. Each one points in some way to Jesus’ divinity, and to the exclusivity of Jesus as the way – the only way – to escape from death and enter into …