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Brian Dodd

Brian Dodd is the author and content coordinator for Brian Dodd On Leadership, as well as the author of the critically acclaimed book, The 10 Indispensable Practices Of The 2-Minute Leader. He also serves as Director of New Ministry Partnerships for INJOY Stewardship Solutions where he helps churches develop cultures of generosity.

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10 Reasons Why Pastors Should Be Engaging Financial Leaders in Their Church During COVID-19

By: Brian Dodd
May 28, 2020

Financial leaders in the church are individuals or families who have a high capacity for generosity. Brian Dodd, Director of New Ministry Partnerships for INJOY Stewardship Solutions and prolific blogger on Brian Dodd on Leadership, defines financial leaders as any family that tithes $10,000 or more annually to your church, or, for churches that don’t have givers at this level, it’s the top 10 percent of a church’s annual givers. In the guest post that follows, Dodd shares 10 reasons why pastors should be especially intentional in engaging their financial leaders during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Leadership | Church Culture | Ministry

How to Lead Leaders: 13 Core Principles for Managing Players (and Pastors)

By: Brian Dodd
March 27, 2019

Healthy churches are led by leaders who are intentional about coaching up and leading others on their team. But how do pastors do this well? In Tom Verducci’s classic book, The Cubs Way, he chronicles the team’s owner Tom Ricketts’s acquisition of Theo Epstein to head all baseball operations, the subsequent construction of the team, and manager Joe Maddon’s leadership style, which he calls his “13 Core Principles Of Managing.”

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Making Space for Millennials Executive Summary

Making Space for Millennials Executive Summary

Discover the impact Millennials' values, allegiances, and assumptions will have on your church.