AllSelf-Leadership

My Life is Hard BLESSED

Every now and then we all need a good dose of “perspective”.  A few days ago I was preparing a message from an intriguing story in 2 Kings 7.  It is the story of 4 lepers sitting at the city gate of Samaria.  Surrounding the city is the Aramean army and rather than fight they…
Connie Witt
April 10, 2017
AllRelationshipsTeams

When Firing Someone… Be Kind and Clear

I recently talked with a friend call me about a challenging staff member.  It had all the normal ingredients of a typical staff “situation”… poor chemistry, differences in ministry philosophy, and colliding expectations.   The bottom line is that “it just wasn’t working” and everybody knew it. As we talked, it was clear that my friend…
Connie Witt
April 3, 2017
AllRelationships

The #1 Job of a Leader

I want you to think of someone that you believe is a great leader.  Go ahead… think of someone that you respect as a leader.  Have you got their name in your mind?  Now, answer this question: What qualities do they possess that makes them a great leader? I’m sure that if we surveyed 100…
Connie Witt
March 27, 2017
AllTeams

Ten Commandments of Technology and Teamwork

View Part 1 Virtually anything that can be productive can also be destructive, and this is certainly true for technology.  Computers, the internet and smart phones have opened up a world of opportunity for us and the advancement of the Gospel, but technology also has a dark side. Last week I shared 1-5 of The…
Connie Witt
March 20, 2017
AllSoul Care

My Replenish Story

I was forty-seven years old and for the first time in twenty-five years I was not a pastor in a local church.  I was in uncharted territory.  The local church was not just a place where my wife and I did ministry, it was a place where we did life.  More than I realized, my…
Connie Witt
March 6, 2017
AllTeams

Leveraging the Power of Great Questions

I have spent a lot of time the last few days in one-on-one interviews with a staff leadership team.  I have been consulting with this church for the last couple of years and have seen a lot of these staff members in the hallway.  We have exchanged the expected cordial greetings. I have been in…
Connie Witt
February 27, 2017