Friday Finds - Advent, Multisite, and Extraordinary Leadership

I just returned from Vancouver, British Columbia, where I've had the privilege of working with an awesome church helping them find an Executive Pastor. I'm amazed by the city and people of Vancouver.

I hope you had a great week and that these five articles encourage you to lead smarter.

Leave me your thoughts in the comments section below.

18 Ways to Send the Right Message With Body Language by Peter Economy via

You might think communication ends with your words. Research finds, however,  that your words are just the beginning. The majority of our communication happens through how we sit, stand, and present ourselves.  If you want to make better 1st or 40th impressions, take a looks at these 18 tips for better body language. 

The Four Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership by Jenni Catron

I got a chance to review Jenni Catron's new book ahead of time, and it is fantastic. It released earlier this week, and it's a resource every leader needs to know about. Her book explores what it means to lead out of a Luke 10:27 frame of mind; with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. If you want to be a more influential leader, pick up this great read.

5 Reasons Grateful Leaders Make the Best Leaders by Carey Neiuwhof via

It's easy to remember to be grateful when there's a day on the calendar that reminds us to do so once a year. But do we remember to show gratitude the other 364 days of the year? Nieuwhof discusses how being a grateful person makes us the kind of leader others want to follow.

3 Reasons Your Church Should Celebrate Advent by Rusty Gates via

If you've never considered weaving Advent themes in to your services this time of year, one of our team members, Rusty Gates gives 3 reasons why you should. And if you have considered it but aren't sure how to implement them, take a look at this free weekly advent guide. 

The unSeminary Magazine - MULTISITE: Taking Your Church To The People

This issue of unSeminary magazine covers a variety of issues facing multisite churches today. Wonder if your church is ready to go multisite? Wonder what your church sites could be doing better? This is an excellent resource no matter what stage of multisite ministry you're in.

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