Paul Alexander

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If you’ve ever been a part of a fast-growing church, you know how much fun it can be. New people who are unfamiliar with Jesus begin attending, friends are bringing friends, you’re adding new staff members, you’re building buildings, you’re starting new ministries, and (most important of all) people are meeting Jesus and being baptized. But here are 5 of the biggest mistakes I've seen fast-growing churches make:
04 Oct 2017

Is Your Church Growing Fast? Avoid These 5 Mistakes

If you’ve ever been a part of a fast-growing church, you know how much fun it can be. New people…

Being a leader in a large multisite church, I’m frequently asked by church leaders what the best multisite model is for their church to adopt. While there are all kinds of ways churches are approaching multisite these days, there are some approaches that are producing greater results than others. My unfiltered response would be this...
24 Aug 2017

Multisite Models: Which is Best?

Being a leader in a large multisite church, I’m frequently asked by church leaders what the best multisite model is…

Conventional wisdom tells us that when things get difficult we just need to work harder, work smarter or somehow upgrade the quality of our work. But what do you do when trying harder doesn’t work? It probably means it’s time for you to stop doing the same old thing with more effort, more efficiency, or more quality and to start implementing new strategies. It’s time to try something entirely new.
08 Jun 2017

Trying Harder Won’t Fix Your Church

Conventional wisdom tells us that when things get difficult we just need to work harder, work smarter or somehow upgrade…

It’s commonly said that you can tell if a church is insider-focused or outsider-focused by how they make decisions. Do they make decisions based on whom they’re trying to keep or whom they’re trying to reach? Oh, if it were only that simple.
03 May 2017

Should Your Church Spend More Energy Keeping or Reaching People?

It’s commonly said that you can tell if a church is insider-focused or outsider-focused by how they make decisions. Do…

Recruiting and hiring a new team member can be exciting! Hire the right person and the whole team benefits. When you invite the right person to join your team, not only is there an infusion of new talent, but also new ideas, fresh eyes, and a new well of experiences to go to. On the other hand, hire the wrong person and the ministry at your church could be set back for years. Here are 5 principles to keep in mind when it’s time to make the next hire at your church.
03 Apr 2017

5 Principles That Should Play Into the Next Hire at Your Church

Recruiting and hiring a new team member can be exciting! Hire the right person and the whole team benefits. When…

If you lead long enough, eventually you’re going to hit a leadership lid. It happens when you reach your capacity in a particular area. But what you do next has the potential to make or break your leadership future. If you ignore it, deny it, make excuses about it, or refuse to acknowledge and deal with it, you’ll undermine your impact. If you face reality, you’ll create a window of opportunity to grow and break through your leadership lid.
05 Feb 2017

Overcoming Leadership Lids of Competency and Character

If you lead long enough, eventually you’re going to hit a leadership lid. It happens when you reach your capacity…