The Christian Resource Group
We want to be a resource to you in all your leadership endeavors.
The Christian Resource Group desires to be a resource to you in all your leadership endeavors. Whether you are a person trying to lead your family, a corporation executive, or a leader of an organization large or small--WE WANT TO HELP YOU.
Check out the most valuable resource you can find in helping you develop yourself, your leaders, and your organization into their leadership potential:
Effective Leadership Development
Found in the Pastoral Epistles of the New Testament! Dr. Marc Royer has created three volumes on Effective Leadership taken from Paul's teachings.
- For your own personal development
- Training potential leaders
- Equipping people who work for/with you
- Small group study and discussion
- Large group seminars and presentation
This series is designed to help you develop: yourself, your leaders, and your organization into it's highest potential!
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The Christian Resource Group
717 Bainbridge Place
Goshen, IN 46526
The Leadership Mantra
A 3-Stage Approach to Helping Any Organization. Discuss each point in each stage thoroughly. Someone needs to keep notes! (The notes will be very revealing).
STAGE 1: VISION CASTING
What have we done?
What are we doing?
What do we want to do?
STAGE 2: RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Who has been touched/affected by this organization?
Who is being touched/affected?
Who do we want to touch/affect in the future?
STAGE 3: STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT
How have we done it?
Who are we doing it?
How do we want to do it?
*By the time you have gotten here, you will have a pretty good idea of your organizational leaders desire to move ahead or live in the past. (Coming to terms with this is 90% of preparing existing organizations for the future).
De-horning the Ram in Front of the Flock
This was a saying from a senior statesman with years of experience in small church denomination. The analogy plays into the horns that grow on certain kinds of wild sheep in the wilderness. Their horns become a sense of animal pride and symbolize virality and leadership. Maybe even--"the one with the biggest horns gets to lead."
The horns are huge to the ram--and--there are a lot of "rams" around. This saying is a leadership principle: IF YOU NEED TO DEAL WITH A LEADER, DO IT IN PRIVATE. Whatever the matter you need to deal with the person who is in charge of others (large groups or small) don't do it in front of others.
1. A de-horned ram is embarrassed beyond words. The humiliation that is felt goes beyond just the ram. If the flock is watching--even if the flock hates the ram they will feel sorry for it because of the embarrassment. The whole thing will back fire on the one who dehorned the ram.
2. A de-horned ram panics. No one knows where panic takes them until it happens. The ram may turn and run (there by leaving you in charge of a group you may not have wanted to lead). The ram may turn on you and hurt you. The ram may turn on the flock and cause destruction of the very ones he/she once protected. The panic of a de-horned ram is unpredictable.
3. De-horning a ram in front of the flock is just no way to deal with situations. It shows the weakness in leadership of the person doing the de-horning. They are proving that they are too weak to deal with something individually--instead they need an audience to watch.
Don't surprise people in public by putting them on the spot. Deal with them in private. If you do so, your own leadership will be much more effective.
What are they saying about you behind your back?
Not long ago the telephone rang and it was another principal who wanted to get input from my wife concerning a person who had applied for a position at his school. She wasn't home so I politely asked if I should have Marceil call him back. Instead he said, "Maybe you can help me. Do you know ___________? " (I don't want to use the name).
The name of the person he mentioned is one of the most pompous, arrogant guys you will ever meet. I really don't know him personally I have just received the butt end of his arrogance one time at a football game. (He didn't know who I was and it didn't appear that he cared). Instead of bashing him I told the principal that I really didn't know the guy well enough to comment--BUT I SURE WANTED TO COMMENT! The whole thing scared me enough to write this article about it. This is what I learned:
1) We need to be nice to everybody. You never know when someone you don't even know will hold your future in their hands.
2) We should never look down on others. Every person has their own gifts to discover. Never look down on the guy popping popcorn at a home football game--he may have his own web site!
3) Everyone reaps what they sow. (I didn't invite this idea it comes from the the Big Book).
Increasing Your Attendance
Attendance at any meeting you are in charge of:
(Although designed for increasing the attendance of a church--these thoughts can be adapted to include any group you lead)!
2 Pillars of Attendance Growth:
- Momentum—Growth feeds growth. Getting it and keeping it is hard work!
- Morale—The attitude of your people when (no one else is around—especially you)!
Give People Something to Come to:
- Be prepared! The most important thing you do all week is what you do when they all come together.
- Visualize the entire experience of a worshipper—
- From the time they drive by your church
- To the time they pull into the parking lot
- Through the doors
- Where is the nursery?
- Where are the restrooms?
- What shape are your floor coverings?
- Use your nose—how does your church smell?
- How easy (or hard) is your church to navigate around.
- Go to growing churches and ask yourself the questions above.
- Honestly evaluate your service—
- What is your music like? (Buy a band)!
- What is the “Spirit” (attitude) of your service like—we must remember that we exist to serve them, they don’t exist to serve us.
- People are desperate for something real. Is your service real? Are the people leading the service real people?
- Does the message give people something that will help their lives? (People are looking for help—they are needy and know it).
Give People Something to Invite Others to Come to:
- Ask them from time to time—what do we need to do to help you bring your friends here?
- Institute the mission of “everyone win one once a year.” (10 Most Wanted List)
Make Your Expectation Clear:
- Give people ways to succeed (in bite size pieces)—do little things to help your people feel successful in their community.
ADVERTISE—it at least gives people something to point to others about!
Make it clear to people what YOU WANT in regard to their efforts—define success to them.
Trilogy on Leadership Development
The Triology on leadership from the Pastoral Epistles. Check out the Publications page for more details.
God's Multiplication Principle
PLANTING, MULTIPLYING & WHAT THIS HAS TO DO WITH ME!
Genesis 1:11 Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so. 12And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
Genesis 1:28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”29And God said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. 30Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food”; and it was so.
“Let the Land Produce Vegetation”
- Everything has a season and a cycle.
- Progress is always happening PLUS the potential of the progress is unlimited.
- The concept of multiplication is endless.
“Seed Bearing Plants and Trees on the Land that Bear Fruit with Seed in it”
- Stability and balance is set in motion.
- There is always a point of correction no matter how difficult a situation.
- Everyone reaps what they sow.
- Planting equals (=) Progress plus (+) Potential
“According to Their Kinds”
- There are all kinds of fruit.
- There are all kinds of ways to accomplish something.
- Gods wants us to be accepting, not rejecting.
- God wants us to build up, not tear down.
- God wants us to affirm us so that we may affirm one another.
- God wants life to be a celebration, not just survival
- The kind of seed is not as important as your consistency in planting.
IN FIVE YEARS—CAN PRODUCE 12,500 TREES
IN TEN YEARS—156,250,000 TREES
IN FIFTEEN YEARS—19,531,250,000,000 TREES
IN TWENTY YEARS—244,140,625(16 ZEROS) TREES
IN TWENTY FIVE YEARS—30,517,578,125(29 ZEROS) TREES
There Are Only Four Things Which Can Negate God’s Principles of Creation:
1. Dishonesty (lies)—Deuteronomy 25: 13 "You shall not have in your bag differing weights, a heavy and a light." Leviticus 19:3 "You shall not cheat your neighbor, nor rob him."
2. Short-Cuts—Psalms 37:7-9 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; do not fret—it only causes harm. For evildoers shall be cut off; but those who wait on the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.
3. Manipulation—Romans 8:6-8 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. 8So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
4. Debt—Romans 13:8 Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.
Nehemiah 5:3-5 There were also some who said, “We have mortgaged our lands and vineyards and houses, that we might buy grain because of the famine.”
4There were also those who said, “We have borrowed money for the king’s tax on our lands and vineyards. 5Yet now our flesh is as the flesh of our brethren, our children as their children; and indeed we are forcing our sons and our daughters to be slaves, and some of our daughters have been brought into slavery. It is not in our power to redeem them, for other men have our lands and vineyards.”
Add 100 People to Any Ministry or Organization
To any church, ministry, program, or organization
(USING THESE 5 STEPS)
Beginning the moment you open this up and apply it!
STEP #1--DETERMINE WHAT IT IS YOU WANT—Work backwards from there.
Cast the vision. Boil everything down so everyone understands and owns it.
Always leader oriented. Anything with more than one head is a freak!
Everyone must be positive about their leader.
Unity—a supportive core—internally, externally, and REALLY!
A working core group—willing & motivated people.
STEP #2--CALCULATE THE COST—Own it.
Growing pains are real—consider every pain from this moment forward; every disagreement; every difficulty a growing pain.
Comfort zones are a thing of the past—learn to enjoy taking a risk for the Lord.
Stretching to the limit is required—again and again.
STEP #3--ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT—is a way of life.
People need to be positive about everything.
Create an environment where people will invite people.
Find out from the people what you need to do or change so that they will feel comfortable inviting their friends.
STEP #4--CREATE A PRACTICAL AND EASILY UNDERSTOOD PLAN.
Snappy—everything needs to be snappy—lawn, shrubs, facility, bulletin, restrooms, music, sermon, programs, etc.
Prepared—everything you do should be practiced, rehearsed, and prepared.
Openness—synthesizing new people easily. Listen to new ideas. Try it out!
STEP #5--EVERYONE TARGETS 5 PEOPLE FOR THE LORD (EVERY YEAR).
Make a list.
Pray—fast and pray for these people.
Work this list like it is the most important thing you could do in your life.
Prayer List of those I am targeting for Christ this year:
Organization Consultation and Coaching
There comes a time for every leader they need to consult with someone on an individual and confidential basis. The Christian Resource Group is available to help leaders from all organizational levels.
Email or call us for further support and direction.
We will either help you, or be a resource to help find someone who can.
Whatever your situation, whoever you are, there are people who care about you and are ready to help you with your leadership or personal issues that relate to leadership.
Meet Dr. Marc Royer
Rev. Marc Royer Ph.D. felt called into ministry when he was 3 years old while holding his first Bible. He pursued his training at Open Bible College and Drake University receiving degrees in Pastoral Ministry and Religion. He received his Master's Degree from Olivet Nazarene University and Ph.D. from Trinity Theological Seminary.
Dr Royer has pastored various Churches throughout the United States and been seen and heard on radio and television stations though out the United States and around the world. Dr. Royer has published more than 30 books on a variety of Biblical-