Weekend Leadership Roundup

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

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Recommended Book:

Leading Change Without Losing It: Five Strategies That Can Revolutionize How You Lead Change When Facing Opposition by Carey Nieuwhof (USA) (Canada)

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Here are some leadership posts I came across this week. Go and check them out.

Recommended Book

Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive by Thom S. Rainer (USA) (Canada)

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

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Recommended Book:

Whom Moved my Pulpit? by Thom Rainer (USA) (Canada)

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

Here are some leadership posts that I came across this week. Go and check them out.

Recommended Book:

Simple Church: Returning to God’s Process for Making Disciples by Thom S. Rainer and Eric Geiger (USA) (Canada)

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Weekend Leadership Roundup

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Recommend Book:

Preaching by Timothy Keller (USA) (Canada)

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Brain Savvy Leaders

There are huge numbers of leadership books published each year, many of them saying much of the same things. Do we really need another book on leadership?

Brain Savvy LeadersCharles Stone, provides a very fresh perspective on leadership with his new book, Brain Savvy Leaders.

What makes this book unique is that it is based on advances in neuroscience. Although it should be obvious, we sometimes forget that everything we do, say and think goes through our brain. Research has provided valuable information on what takes place in our brain.

Our brains are very complex computers that are designed in an amazing way. Each part plays a different role, areas that have been mapped out by scientists. Even the simplest tasks require communication in multiple parts of the brain.

Why should leaders care about neuroscience? Leaders are well aware that we do not always do and say what we should have. Things like fatigue and stress get in the way of what we want to accomplish.

The insights that Stone shares, help us to set up our brains for success. He explains what is happening in our brains when we are about to say that wrong thing and how we can avoid it.

Brain Savvy Leaders is an intriguing book and it made me wonder what was happening in my brain as I was reading and processing this information. I highly recommend this book for Christian leaders, not just for pastors, but for all who are looking to maximize their effectiveness for the kingdom of God.

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Thinking Through Ministry: A Conversation With Charles Stone

Charles StoneCanada is blessed to have many great pastors. One of those is Dr. Charles Stone of West Park Church in London, Ontario. I became aware of Dr. Stone through his book, People-Pleasing Pastors. I am thankful that he was willing to share some of his wisdom with us.

Could you share a little about your background, including how you became a follower of Jesus?

I grew up in a Christian family, joining a church when I was nine. It was not until several years later when I gave my life to Jesus, realizing what salvation really meant. I never was a jock in school, just a nerd. I loved school and excelled.

What led to you becoming a pastor?

While in college, I returned from a men’s retreat and while doing an assignment in my room, I sensed God’s deep call on my life for vocational ministry. It was a clear call, though not an audible voice from God.

People Pleasing PastorsCould you tell us a little about your recent book, People-Pleasing Pastors?

I grew up with approval tendencies and those transferred into my pastoral life. While not compromising my theology or morals, I often said ‘yes’ when others wanted something from me. Often I later regretted having put something else on my place. Through years of struggle I came to realize my people pleasing tendencies. That led me to writing the book. I consider myself a recovering people pleaser now,

What is “neuroministry” and why is it important?

Neuroministry is a term I coined to describe how learning about how the brain works can profoundly affect our lives and leadership for good. The last several years I’ve made it a passion to learn about the brain. I will finish an executive masters in the Neuroscience of Leadership in April and I have another book coming out in May on the subject, Brain-Savvy Leadership: The Science of Significant Ministry.

What advice would you give a new pastor just starting out in ministry?

I’d suggest two things. Find a wise mentor. And second, take care of your soul. Build your emotional and spiritual health above all.

Thank you Charles.

You can find out more about Charles Stone at his website www.charlesstone.com.

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People-Pleasing Pastors

One of the most dangerous traps for pastors is that of people-pleasing. The problem is that it is so easy to fall into. It is natural for us to be popular and to avoid conflict. Especially within the church, pastors do not want to be at odds with their congregations.

This is why Charles Stone, a pastor from London Ontario wrote People-Pleasing Pastors. Stone shares many stories from his own experiences and those of other pastors. Stone talks about the emotions pastors feel and what happens when they stand up. Stone does not just tell us what not to do, he leads us to a balance of being strong but not seeking conflict.

This is a very good book, one that every pastor should read.

 

 

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