Love Everybody, Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People
Apr 23, 2018 | Bob Goff
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Leaders That Live Renewed
Great leaders are relentlessly good news – and all of us are meant to be good news somewhere. We all have a place where we can lead the way to a fresh perspective of God’s goodness, majesty and possibilities. It’s something the world most certainly needs. Read More...
Creating a Generous Church Culture
One simple question: “How often has your staff been intentional to personally thank each person who gives to the ministry of your church?”. Check out this latest article diving into how to create a generous church culture. Read More...
Why Many Church Leaders Fail to Reach Millennials (and 5 Things You Can Do About It)
Learn the 5 things you can do as a Church leaders to reach the millennial generation! Read More...
Replacing a Long-Term Leader
Did you recently receive an opportunity to lead but are nervous about the shoes you are filling? Discover five tips for successfully replacing a long-term leader as the new guy. Read More...
5 Steps to Take After Giving a Poor Sermon
It’s never fun. In fact, it’s painful. You preach an awful sermon. You lay the proverbial egg. Sometimes it doesn’t hit you until after the message is preached. Most times, however, it comes right in the middle – when you realize the congregation isn’t with you and you aren’t with them. It’s then you want a redo. So what do you do? Read more to discover the 5 steps to take after giving a poor sermon.
A Plan for Employee Engagement
Do you have a 5 year plan to increase employee engagement? Discover the three key steps you can take as a leader at very specific times to effectively engage and develop your employees. Read More...
Battling Busyness and Loneliness
Such busyness is often perceived as “the new normal” of the 21st century. It almost seems as if some carry busyness around like a badge of honor. Or, if we say we’re not busy we feel ashamed or embarrassed. It's interesting that there is another feeling that more and more people are identifying with: Loneliness. Read More...
Christian Leaders and Our Courage Crisis
There’s a quick way for church and Christian leadership teams to gauge whether or not their discipleship efforts are measuring up to biblical standards. Are yours? Read More...
Restoration is the Fruit of Rest
We all need rest. We may try to deny or ignore it, but it’s part of our intricate design. God modeled rest for us when He created for six days, and then rested on the seventh. He didn’t need to rest, but He wanted us to see that rest is good. It’s restorative. Read More...
Lysa TerKeurst’s Manifesto for Writers
Lysa TerKeurst shares her personal manifesto to inspire and encourage Catalyst leaders. Read More...
Have you ever felt completely incompetent? Odds are, if you are in leadership, you’ve found yourself with a task staring you in the face that makes you question why it was given to you in the first place. It can leave you thinking ‘There’s no way I can finish this’ or ‘Someone else would be so much better at this’. But it’s the projects, meetings, and ideas that scare us the most that teach us the most.
When You Only See the Promised Land
These two qualities are necessary for the leader to be successful, to fight through the negativity, and to stay committed in the face of a lack of expected success. Read More...
When Courage Isn’t Sexy
This Catalyst written article dives deeper into the theme of courageous leadership.
My wife says sometimes I talk too much. It’s a little embarrassing to admit, but I know it’s true. If you have a pulse, I can and will talk with you. A lot. “You need to give others a chance to talk and just listen,” she’ll tell me. Just listen. Read More...
Learning to Forgive Ourselves
How do we let go of our own bad decisions and stop punishing ourselves? Learning to forgive can be hard, especially when we are the one in need. Read More...
You Are Known
In a time when we can curate, filter, and edit our lives to look however we want, it is becoming increasingly difficult to allow ourselves to be truly known. It’s just easier to create our lives from a distance than to share it up close. We’ve traded in the gold that comes from sharing our true lives for the fool’s gold that comes from sharing our highlight reel and hiding our hurt. And this trade comes at a cost.
Conflict vs. Conversation
Have you ever watched a meeting turn from constructive dialogue to a civil war? Read More...
The Balancing Act
How do we balance all of our different roles, and still honor the word by properly managing our own home and God’s church? I’d like to offer 3 suggestions on how to balance the demands of ministry and the demands of your home. Read More...
Resources for Your Bible Reading Resolution
Around this time of year, Americans make resolutions, take goal-setting courses and look forward to the possibilities of a new year. Along with eating healthier, exercising more, and spending less, many of us commit to “read the Bible more.” But sometime in mid-to-late January, that resolution falls off. Read More...
Unlikely Champions of the Bible
The Bible is honest. It gives us its heroes, warts and all. That is not to discourage us but to give us hope that God can use people just like you and me. Read More...
How Leaders Can Make a Difference Without Making Things Worse
How can we approach trying to make a difference in the world without making everything worse?
Q&A with Daniel Pink
At Catalyst Atlanta this past October we had the pleasure of hearing from Daniel Pink, author of several bestselling books about business, work, and behavior. And recently, we were able to take the time to ask him a few questions about his new released book, WHEN-the scientific secrets of perfect timing. Here’s what he had to say about it:
Stop Wishing You Had More Time
The answer isn’t more time but a greater awareness of the time we have.
Leading Well During the Busyness of Christmas
Each year, the holidays shepherd in the busiest season of ministry for church leaders.
Keep Calm, Disciple On
What about the people God’s entrusted to us to disciple? Are they there to hear our good teaching and wise insights, or are we there to discover their gifts and cultivate them? Are they there to get our jobs done and make us successful, or are we there to help them grow and become all God wants them to be?
Wisdom and Sabath Rest // Dr. Timothy Keller
Leadership is stewardship—the cultivation of the resources God has entrusted to us for his glory.
Calling or Career?
Seen in this light, a calling that brightens the eyes of God doesn’t necessitate one quitting their job as a barista at some coffee company and running to seminary to get trained for “real work.” Instead, we need to ask how can we redeem our labors behind the cash register.