Category Archives: Church

May the Force Be with You: When Can I use Power to Create Organizational Change?

    One of the common challenges that are facing the church today is the matter of leading change. The biggest issue is that many elder and leadership teams understanding that  their church needs change become more absorbed with “conflict … Continue reading

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Four Practices That Pastors Must Do To Maintain An Emotionally Healthy Perspective!

Recently I have spoken to a few Pastors who have commented on how they are struggling with depression and that the ministry in their churches is simply not enjoyable like it once was in the beginning of their calling. There … Continue reading

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“Shout-Out to A Great and Growing Church – Bayside Galt: Where People are Discovering Authentic Community!”

  This last Sunday morning I had the opportunity to speak at the Bayside of Galt Church and what I experienced was incredibly refreshing! My wife and I were warmly greeted at the doors and were welcomed by a variety … Continue reading

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“What’s Your Power Style? How to use Your Power to Help the Team?” “Tools for Exercising Power” Part 1 of 4

    When addressing the topic of “Power” most people tend to view this in a negative way because they often times have been the recipient of the use of power being used in a manipulative way. I think it … Continue reading

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Seven Characteristics of an Unselfish Team Player

    Casey Stengel made a comment about the challenge of managing a professional baseball team. His observation applies to life in general. He said, “It’s easy to get good players. Getting’ em to play together, that’s the hard part.” … Continue reading

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Three Leadership Lessons from being A Football Coach That Has Helped Me as a Pastor!

This article is dedicated to the memory of two great coaches in my life:       My friend and brother Coach Jim Rios: Jim not only loved the game of football he embodied a unique blend of discipline with … Continue reading

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SOMETHING OLD-SOMETHING NEW: CREATING A COACHING CULTURE IN CHANGING TIMES!

      As I am writing this article I have been really reflective with the changes of the seasons in my life and the one constant thing in the continuum of life that I have come to accept as … Continue reading

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“Good Team Leaders Empower People”

The traditional small to medium church stays that way because the pastor either will not or does not know how to delegate and empower the members of the church to use their spiritual gifts. For a pastor to grow a … Continue reading

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A Short Introduction to Friedman’s Family System’s Theory Approach to Leadership

  There are many different approaches to leadership and a growing theory that many leaders in all genre’ of organizational leadership is being embraced by a more diverse and broader base of leadership is a “Family Systems” approach to leadership. … Continue reading

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Developing a Team Covenant: Turning Dysfunction into Healthy Team Cohesion

The creation of a covenant can help any committee, staff or ministry team enjoy healthy and whole relationships. Put the “fun” in dysfunction! If you haven’t noticed by now, life is a contact sport. Every day, we bump into one another’s ideas, … Continue reading

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