Category Archives: Leadership

Leadership and Fear — by Rev. Scott Gress

Rev. Scott Gress writes, What kind of emotions or feelings or thoughts come to mind when you think of a leader and their relationship to those who follow them? Anger, disappointment, frustration, satisfaction, pride, or maybe even love? Leadership is … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Disciple Young Leaders — Rev. Dr. Jock Ficken

Rev. Dr. Josh Ficken, the director of Pastoral Leadership Institute (PLI) discusses way to disciple young leaders in our church. He writes, You may have noticed there aren’t many young leaders in most congregations today. Ain’t many young “anybodies” in … Continue reading

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Leadership and Loneliness by Rev. Scott Gress

Rev. Scott Gress writes, It’s lonely at the top. Really. Whether you are the pastor, a president or the person who is looked to for the answers due to the organizational chart or the pecking order, it is (or can … Continue reading

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Shaping Culture: Put in the Big Rocks — Rev. Scott Gress

Shaping the culture means putting in the big rocks first. Big rocks? Yeah, you remember the illustration. How do you get all these rocks and pebbles and sand and water in the jar at one time? You put in the … Continue reading

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Pastors: Are You Interested in Joining a Group to Do Some Collaborative Thinking, Learning and Coaching?

A Leadership Mastermind Group is being formed and is scheduled to begin in the fall 2016. It will be held online and will be an opportunity for collaborative thinking and learning and coaching with Scott. Keep an eye out for … Continue reading

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Shaping Culture: What Message Are You Sending?

Rev. Scott Gress writes on his weekly blog, My father had a lot of sayings that he repeated to my sister and me. One he repeatedly said was, “anything worth doing is worth doing well.” I got the “Gress culture” … Continue reading

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Navigating Through The Storms of Life and Ministry — A Free Five Week Webinar Series

Navigating Through the Storms of Life and Ministry is a five session series of webinars sponsored by Lutheran Counseling Services and led by Rick Armstrong, Megan Miessler and Scott Gress. The webinars focus on five themes:  1. Transitions 2. Leading Through … Continue reading

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Plan to Attend the Global Leadership Summit — August 11-12 or October 20-21 or 21-22 (Depending on location)

The 2016 Global Leadership Summit is a two-day event telecast LIVE in HD from Willow Creek in Chicago every August to hundreds of locations in North America. Throughout the fall, the Summit is rebroadcast to an additional 675+ sites in … Continue reading

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Register for the Global Leadership Summit – October 22-23, 2015

Consider what might happen if an army of leaders are built up, trained and inspired to better serve your community? Thousands of Canadian leaders attended The Global Leadership Summit in August and now there will be a rebroadcast of the Summit in … Continue reading

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“Go On” — Rev. Dr. Ulmer Marshall Jr.

Rev. Dr. Ulmer Marshall Jr. delivered a speech based on Joshua 1:1-5 at Concordia Theological Seminary (Fort Wayne) when he received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree (May 23, 2014).  The following excerpts are from Dr. Marshall’s speech. Arise, there are … Continue reading

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