Tag: Leadership

Prevent Micromanagement

Do you feel like your leader or church leadership is micromanaging you? I’ve been there and it’s one of my biggest pet peeves. I know that when I’ve been micromanaged, my first response is to blame it on the other guy. I say things…

Help! I’ve inherited a team!

So, you’ve started a new ministry and inherited a team . . . How Do You Deal With Previous Job Descriptions And Expectations? Put another way, how do you get your new team to start functioning the way YOU want them to? Here’s one…

Episode 05: How to Build a Relationship with Senior Leadership

Hey, everyone, my name is Nick Farr and I’m the founder and host of the Tactical Ministry Podcast. My role is to help us cut through the crap and get to some really practical ministry and leadership advice. Today’s topic not only applies to…

Episode 04: Get Ahead by Resting More

Hey, everyone! My name is Nick, and I’m the founder and host of the Tactical Ministry Podcast. Today I’d like to spend just a couple minutes talking about something that is easy to agree with but extremely difficult to implement. This is a topic…

How to be yourself in life and ministry

I remember the moment that I was sitting around with a group of other pastors. Everyone was telling sanitized jokes and chuckling in a way that I imagine guys do at country clubs. They talked about golf and other things that I wasn’t very…

Episode 03: Leading in Transition

How do you lead and start a new ministry when the previous person was beloved? Pastor Nick Fergerson from the Journey Church in Tucson, AZ is my guest for my third episode. Nick Fergerson gives 3 practical suggestions that you can implement tomorrow to…

Episode 02: Break the Large Church Hiring Barrier

Hey, everyone! My name is Nick and I’m the host of the Tactical Ministry Podcast. I hope you’ve recovered from the weekend and are ready to embrace the opportunities we have this week to make a difference! I’m excited to let you know that…

Discover your blind spot

How do you discover your blind spot? In my previous post on how I was well on my way to self-destruction, I talked about a 360 review. In order to maximize your leadership, you need to get unfiltered responses of how you’re actually doing…

I almost destroyed my ministry

“Nick, you need to get some help.” That phrase was repeated to me over and over again for several months. My supervisor, friends, and wife knew something I didn’t–I had a major blind spot. Not only was I unaware of my condition, but my…

The Best Kept Secret in Youth Ministry

Let me tell you about one of the best-kept secrets of youth ministry: share the wealth. Time and time again I see youth pastors hoarding all of the authority and decision making skills in their ministries. I believe that this happens for a couple…