Author: David Lindner

Being a leader requires courage

Don’t be afraid to take a big step when one is indicated. You can’t cross a chasm in two small steps. – David Loyd George Sometimes in leadership something becomes obvious to us, and yet, we ignore whatever it is. Sometimes, it’s extremely obvious, so obvious that all the people around us see that we ought to be doing this thing, and still we don’t do it. Often times in leadership, we don’t do what we know we ought to do because we’re afraid to even breech the topic. Maybe your doing something in your job that goes against your ethics, yet you keep doing it because you don’t want the confrontation it would take to stop doing this unethical thing. Or maybe your boss is killing you off, giving you way too much to do, and you’d rather die than talk to him about the situation. Or maybe you disagree with the philosophy of your boss, possibly to the point of driving you insane, but you don’t want to even think about talking about this with him. Let me offer you a word of encouragement, be courageous. Nothing great was ever achieved by someone who didn’t act in a courageous way. At some point, all the leaders we admire, took a step that was uncomfortable, awkward, risky or even dangerous. And it was that step that began their...

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The beauty of absence

Sometimes the absence of a “critical” component to the worship band can enhance the worship experience. We had a couple in our church lead worship this weekend. It was their first weekend leading at our church, and I really wanted to make sure it was a great experience for them, so I was trying to make sure everything was in place, and it just sop happened that this was the weekend that everyone couldn’t participate. We ended up without a drummer or electric guitarist. I was a little nervous. This couple have led worship before for another church, and have sung together for many years. They did a phenomenal job! The worship had a very cool, acoustic vibe to it, and the congregation responded extraordinarily well to their leadership. It seems to have been a success for this couple and for our church. This just goes to show you that God had a different plan for this weekend that was different than ours. Had our plan succeeded things would have probably been fine, but likely not as good as this. The connection with our congregation might not have been as strong, and the feeling may not have been as good as it is. God new the plans he had for our congregation, and they are the plans that will lead our congregation into the future. Share...

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Artist Evangelism

Who is reaching out to artists? What, if anything, are we supposed to be doing in our worship ministries to be reaching out the artists in our communities? In ages past, churches were hubs for the arts. The most creative music, the most creative artwork was done in and/or for the church. Now, for the most part, the arts are completely separated from the church. Art is taught in schools, and displayed in galleries. Yet, the church – the organization that has the most reason to be creative of all other organizations has very little to do with art today. We know that we are made in the image of our creator, the creator that expressed amazing creativity in creating us and the world and universe around us. Today, most churches seem to be the most uncreative places in the world. In some cases, the only more uncreative place is the DMV. That sounds kind of harsh, but I feel strongly that the church should not only be creative, but has a responsibility to do so. Not only does the church have the responsibility to be creative, but the church has the responsibility to reach out to creative people. Also, the church has the responsibility to reach out to culture in general, and  be a redeeming force not only for people, but also for the culture that lost people...

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Church Tech Talk

If you haven’t checked out the guys over at church tech talk you really need to. It’s a group of guys who do tech stuff in churches, and they talk about it in a podcast, as well as give you really cool free stuff. They’re very funny, and very informative. They have a very similar missions to ours, which is one reason why I love what they do. I’d strongly recommend you listen to Episode # 77, and then every other one. Share...

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First podcast coming soon & other updates

If all goes according to Schedule, Kevin & I will be recording the first podcast episode on Monday. We’ve been working on the layout of that episode and we’re both really excited about getting this thing off the ground. Also, I’ll be adding some more information about Kevin & I here in the next couple of days, you’ll be able to get to them through the about page. Share...

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