Lead Vertically: Inspire People to Volunteer / Build Great Teams that Last

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Great leaders build up, not down. When leaders, whether in the church or in the marketplace, inspire their teams with a vision of what is possible, passion meets production and truly great things start to happen. As Senior Director of Family Ministries at Lakewood Church in Houston, the largest and fastest-growing church in America, Craig Johnson oversees thousands of staff members, lay leaders and volunteers. From his unique vantage-point comes Lead Vertically, a fresh look at the importance of building teams when the goal is not only success, but fulfillment. Lead Vertically includes tools and exercises that can be adapted by any leader for teams of any size, as well as tips for recruiting, training and strengthening teams. Leaders will learn to inspire even when saying no and to build trust personally, not just professionally. People can live with disappointment but not without hope, and Lead Vertically shows leaders how to motivate teams by consistently and clearly communicating that the best days are ahead.

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When leaders inspire their teams with a vision of what is possible, passion meets production . . . and truly great things happen. As Director of Ministries at Lakewood Church in Houston—the largest and fastest-growing church in America—Craig Johnson oversees thousands of staff members, lay leaders and volunteers. From his unique perspective comes Lead Vertically, the essential handbook for every leader who wants to build teams that won’t settle for a shallow view of success. These leaders know that meeting short-term goals is important, but they also recognize that teams grow and grow stronger when they have a big dream to fulfill. They understand that people can live with disappointment, but not without hope.Are you challenging your team (and yourself) to dream? Are you inspiring those who follow you? Lead Vertically shows you how to motivate your team by consistently and clearly communicating that the best days are ahead. Learn how to foster personal trust, not just professional confidence—even when you have to say no—and turn the tide of negativity with tools that are easily adaptable for teams of any size. Plus, find tips and exercises for recruiting, training and strengthening teams.It all starts with you . . . because building up—leading vertically—begins in the heart. In Lead Vertically, you will discover how a change of heart is the starting point for team transformation. You will find that when you build others, God will build you! 

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CRAIG JOHNSON has served in full-time ministry for more than two decades. He is currently the Director of Ministries at Lakewood Church, the largest and fastest-growing church in America, overseeing all pastoral ministries and staff, as well as Family Ministries Pastor. Previously, he served as Co-Chair for the Los Angeles Billy Graham Children’s Crusade and as Children’s Pastor at Faith Community Church in West Covina, CA for 3 years. Craig is the creator of many programming tools for children’s ministry, including a new discipleship curriculum called Extreme Kids, launched at Lakewood Church in 2009. He and his wife, Samantha, have three children. 


 

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