My 5 for Friday (September 14, 2018)

What are some likely challenges to leadership? How can you grow your team without spending money? And what’s the reality of going into debt?

All these questions and more are answered in this week’s My 5 for Friday

  1. The Best Money Conversation by Todd McMichen. Money is not at the top of most people’s favorite conversation topics. So what would it take to have a meeting to talk about money and leave encouraged? Todd McMichen shares his thoughts on what makes up a hopeful conversation about money rather than just numbers. It’s worth reading.
  2. Ask Chuck: The Truth About Debt by Chuck Bentley. It can be easy to give into the lie that it’s worth going into debt in order to achieve a certain lifestyle. Here, Chuck Bentley shows the real dangers of accumulating debt and challenges us to “Make it your goal to be a lender and a giver, not a borrower and a hoarder.”
  3. The 7 Most Likely Challenges to Take You Out or Stunt Your Growth as a Leader by Carey Nieuwhof. It’s important as a leader to keep an eye out for pitfalls that could prevent leadership growth. Here, Carey Nieuwhof shares seven challenges that are likely to take someone out of leadership or at least stunt their growth. Take a look so you can be prepared when these challenges arise.
  4. 8 Differences Between Church Giving and Church Dues by Thom Rainer. While the offerings a church receives may not look very different, the reality is some gifts may be coming with some unspoken strings attached. Through his observation, Thom Rainer points out eight differences he’s seen in those who give to their church and those who “pay dues” to their church. This is an important distinction to make.
  5. How to Increase Church Staff Without Spending a Dime by Ron Edmondson. It’s a difficult tension when there are things you want to accomplish but you simply don’t have the manpower to accomplish them. Fortunately, Ron Edmondson points out that “Chances are, regardless of your church size, you have some untapped leadership already in your church.” Check out this post to see how you can tap into this leadership potential.

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