Highly Functioning Teams

A couple weeks ago, I traveled to Houston for continuing education focused on highly functioning teams. It was part of the Advancing Pastoral Leadership program that I have been part of for several years. We had the opportunity to hear from leaders from Chick-fil-A, NASA, and Chapelwood UMC. It was an excellent learning opportunity and there was much that I found valuable. Here are just a few quotes that were significant for me:

  • “Don’t coast.” – Janice Virtue
  • “Just because you are a good leader doesn’t mean you are good at leading people.” – Kate Potter
  • “No one is smart enough to run everything.” – Wayne Hale
  • “All great projects, halfway through, look like a disaster.” – Wayne Hale
  • “There is no perfect solution” – Wayne Hale
  • “If you want everyone to be on the same page, there has to be a page.” – Bob Johnson

I am grateful for the opportunity to learn and continue to develop my leadership abilities to serve the congregation and community.

Are You Trying to Solve a Condition? You Can’t.

When looking to make progress on important issues, there may be technical problems and adaptive challenges. In either case, you may be able to find a solution.

Kansas City District Superintendent, Mike Chamberlain, reminded clergy at one of our district gatherings that if you can’t find a solution, it’s not a problem. It is a condition.

You can go crazy trying to find a solution to a condition.

A Turnkey Solution for Online Worship

If you have answered the Top 12 Questions before Launching an Online Worship and are looking for a turnkey solution for an online campus, you might consider a solution from 316 Networks. Resurrection Online is currently using 316 Networks as our streaming provider and have considered using this solution. From their website:

316 Networks now offers a new option for your online campus. Designed to match your website’s design scheme, our Online Campus integrates the most popular tools to build an online community and more effectively grow your ministry.

Hosted as an extension of 316Networks.com with your own personalized address or, in some cases, delivered for integration into your own site, our Online Campus model launches quickly so you can begin connecting more effectively with your online audience.

You can find out more about this opportunity at http://solutions.316networks.com/onlinecampus.

There also seems to be a solution from LifeChurch.tv in the works at http://www.churchonline.org.