Turning The Productivity Discussion Back On You!

Turning The Productivity Discussion Back On You!

I have been looking forward to writing this post all year after getting through my first calendar year without getting sick. I remember getting that early warning sign, scratchy throat one morning and being fine the next day. This came on the heals of me being out of commission for 11 weeks the previous year with a bronchial infection and pneumonia. After that experience and previous years of multiple illnesses, I promised to myself I would play offense in defeating the cold and flu season in Chicago.

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How I (Finally) Defeated Cold & Flu Season

How I (Finally) Defeated Cold & Flu Season

I have been looking forward to writing this post all year after getting through my first calendar year without getting sick. I remember getting that early warning sign, scratchy throat one morning and being fine the next day. This came on the heals of me being out of commission for 11 weeks the previous year with a bronchial infection and pneumonia. After that experience and previous years of multiple illnesses, I promised to myself I would play offense in defeating the cold and flu season in Chicago.

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3 Ways To Quarantine The Whirlwind In Your Work

3 Ways To Quarantine The Whirlwind In Your Work

This isn't a new topic here at TommyBowman.com - after hearing Christ McChesney at the Global Leadership Summit in 2016, I made drastic changes to the focus of our team's work at Mission Church.

In all organizations, there are things you act on and things that act on you. The things that act on you are the urgent but rarely important things. This is the Whirlwind. The important things are the things we need to intentionally choose to work on. These are our Wildly Important Goals.

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10 Often-Overlooked Tips to Lead an Effective Off-Site

10 Often-Overlooked Tips to Lead an Effective Off-Site

A lot of leaders do off-site meetings for their teams. They can range from a complete waste of time to truly catalyzing the next season of ministry. There is a general understanding amongst leaders that off-site meetings are for looking back and looking forward in an effort to advance your organization. The center of the bullseye is clear. But I want to offer up 10 supporting objectives we tend to miss when leading an off-site.

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4 Questions For A Maximized Ministry Year

4 Questions For A Maximized Ministry Year

Change for the sake of change is a waste of time and energy but how often do you look at your schedule to maximize your effectiveness as a leader? It's September and a new ministry season is upon us. For some of us our kids our back to routine, therefore, we are back to routine. How can we leverage this reset season in our lives? Here are 4 questions to assess your schedule and it’s effectiveness.

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4 Ways To Increase Your Guest Return Rate

4 Ways To Increase Your Guest Return Rate

 

Last week we looked at the 2 Hopes To Have For Your Guests at church. If you didn't catch it, go back, read and come on back. A connections strategy should be founded in core hopes such as the ones I listed.

Now that a guest has visited and made a meaningful connection, the second hope was that they return, right? Well, every week they don't return the chances of them returning gets slimmer and slimmer. In fact, if they don't return in the 3 weeks, chances are you won't ever see them again. 

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The Two Hopes To Have For Guests Of Your Church

 It takes 46% of people 4 visits to make a decision about a church. And when the average person attends roughly 50% of the time, the decision to make your church their church is a 2 month decision. And as pastors we may not like these numbers but facts are our friends. Are you befriending the facts?

To befriend the facts, here is our first hope for a guest at our church...

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A Tool To See How 'In Order' Your Private World Is

A Tool To See How 'In Order' Your Private World Is

"The man or woman who learns to make peace with routine responsibilities and obligations will make the greatest contributions in the long run." -Gordon MacDonald

You get this as a leader; it is the Public World that pulls at us, celebrates us, and let's be honest...compensates us. However, it is our Private World that upholds us and sustains us. 

How in order is your Private World?

If you haven't read the book - do so! Until then, I want to share with you a chart that holds in contrast our lives when our Private World is in order vs. when it is not.

Click HERE to read today's post.

 

 

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