Posts with the category “reinvent-your-future”

Listening for losses and longings
by Jim LaDoux on July 5th, 2023
By Nancy Going Many clergy and congregations long for their ministry to look differently than it currently does. Some want things to look like they “used to.” Others want to see changes in how the congregation is led, who participates, or what the congregation focuses on.Many clergy and congregations fear they are going to lose something important to them (or have lost something important) as the ...  Read More
Becoming a virtual organization
by Jim LaDoux on February 9th, 2022
And all of a sudden, you’re leading a digital team.For most leaders, that’s a massive change…a change no one prepared them for.In our new era of border closures, social distancing, self-isolation, quarantine, pandemics and lockdowns, how do you lead a team you can’t see or talk to in person?That’s a question thousands of leaders are asking themselves.I’ve been leading a remote team now for over fi...  Read More
Reframe your future
by Jim LaDoux on January 28th, 2022
How might you end this year well and start strong in the new year? Consider setting aside  3-4 hours to REVIEW, RETHINK, and RE-IMAGINE ministry for the new year. REVIEWReview your goals from the past year.  What do  you celebrate?  What's still in progress? What did you prioritize but realized was no longer the best use of your time?Review and celebrate the contributions made by your paid and unp...  Read More
Measure what matters
by Jim LaDoux on January 5th, 2022
As many of us prepare to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday, I’m reminded of how easy it is in football to know who’s winning and what the score is.Sometimes I wish it was just as easy for us as congregational leaders to measure our ministry effectiveness.One way of getting at what matters most in ministry is asking the questions that relate to fulfilling our mission and creating a culture that nurt...  Read More
Use sprints to move faster
by Jim LaDoux on January 3rd, 2022
The 5-Minute Rule of Self ImprovementThis year I read twice as many books as last year.  I finally found an exercise routine that worked for me, and that I consistently completed. It rooted out procrastination on several projects I was tending to. So what was the secret?"5-minute sprinter tasks" “A few years ago I decided I wanted to read more classic literature,” he told me. “And so I made a rule...  Read More