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Thursday, 28 January 2021 / Published in IM News, Leadership Development
By Doug Talley I enjoy reading because I love to learn.  At the end of 2020 I read The Resilient Leader by my good friend Al Ells.  What a helpful book, especially for pastors.   This past weekend I finished Reality-Based Leadership by Cy Wakeman.  As I write this article for the Indiana E-News, these two books are colliding in my head. Reality-Based Leadership begins by
Friday, 24 August 2018 / Published in Leadership Development
As I was nearing my sabbatical, I wondered what it would be like. In all my years of ministry, I have never had one. As I planned out my time away from Indiana Ministries, I had three goals. The first goal was to get rested and re-energized. Secondly, I wanted to invest in my marriage.
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 / Published in IM News, Leadership Development
You deserve a break from this Indiana winter, so why not head to sunny and warm Orlando for the 2018 HGC – Exponential conference? The dates are February 26 – March 1. Tickets are still available, but you will want to register ASAP and make your travel plans. Healthy Growing Churches is sponsoring an Exponential
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 / Published in IM News, Leadership Development
At the recent annual meeting of Indiana Ministries, I shared with you that we are stepping up our commitment to multiply churches and church campuses.  Four years ago we entered into a Midwest Multiplication Initiative with Ohio Ministries, Michigan Ministries and Healthy Growing Churches to more effectively multiply churches.  As part of this initiative, I’ve
Friday, 10 March 2017 / Published in Leadership Development
It’s exciting to see the momentum that is building around this grassroots church multiplication initiative involving large church pastors (LCP) and regional/state pastors (RP). We have about 30 LCPs and RPs who have either committed to give resources to the initiative or are considering doing so. Below are answers to some of the questions that
Friday, 10 March 2017 / Published in Leadership Development
10 Key Shifts From Churches by Thom Rainer Overheard by ECFA’s Dan Busby at the 2017 XP-Seminar Thom Ranier, President and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources, recently shared these 10 key shifts churches must consider as they minister in an ever-changing world. 1. Disappearance of easier growth. 20% to 30% of the growth most churches