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Chris Railey & Mike Burnette | Virtual Team Leadership



Most team meetings are happing over digital platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this video, Chris Railey talks to Mike Barnette, lead pastor of LifePoint Church in Tenessee, about how to lead a team virtually and still be effective.


Chris Railey & Chris Morante | Spreading Hope During a Crisis



In this video, Chris Railey, National Director of CMN, interviews Chris Morante, Lead Pastor of Evangel Church in New Jersey. Pastor Chris and the Evangel Church team have been uniquely reaching their community and strategically spreading hope during a time that many people feel hopeless. Find out how they have been doing it in this video.


Chris Railey & John Davidson| Beyond COVID-19: An Opportunity for All Churches to Relaunch Post-Crisis



Although this may feel like a stressful time with the COVID-19 pandemic for many leaders, it can also be one of our greatest opportunities. In this Live Stream interview, Chris Railey, Executive Director of CMN and John Davidson, Director of Leadership Development, talk about how churches can be strategically positioning themselves to relaunch after the COVID-19 restrictions end.


Chris Railey | Leading Effective Teams (Part 3)



The most productive teams operate on a high level of trust. One of the biggest hindrances to an effective team can be the lack of trust among teammates. Being trustworthy is a skill and a discipline that team members can be coached on. In this episode of the CMN Leadership Podcast, Chris Railey wraps up a three-part series on leading effective teams from the book Teams That Thrive by Ryan Hartwig and Warren Bird. This episode will focus on three aspects of trustworthiness for your team to work on.


Chris Railey | Leading Effective Teams (Part 2)



An effective team rarely happens by accident. But oftentimes, teams fail to reach their potential because of common problems that can be strategically avoided. In this episode of the CMN Leadership Podcast, Chris Railey continues a three-part series on leading effective teams from the book Teams That Thrive by Ryan Hartwig and Warren Bird. This episode will focus on the four common reasons teams get derailed and how to avoid them.


Chris Railey | Leading Effective Teams (Part 1)



We generally think teams are a good idea. We are trained to believe that teams are better than individuals. However, when we're not leading well, teams can actually make things worse. In this week's episode of the CMN Leadership Podcast, Chris Railey begins a three-part series on leading effective teams. This episode will focus on why strong teams are needed for long-term growth.


Chris Railey | Moving from Tension to Resolution (Part 3)



It's frustrating when someone says they will get something done and they never do. Good team members will take initiative to solve problems quickly and efficiently. In this week's episode of the CMN Leadership Podcast, Chris Railey finishes his series on moving from tension to resolution by talking about the importance of initiative.


Moving from Tension to Resolution (Part 2)



We all know the value of communication, but we still struggle to do it well. Lack of communication is one of biggest dysfunctions of every team. Ultimately, communication issues create a gap between expectation and performance. In this week's episode, Chris Railey talks about closing this gap.


Chris Railey | Moving from Tension to Resolution (Part 1)



Getting from tension to resolution can be a difficult task on any project. Highly successful teams have three essential characteristics: trust, communication, and initiative. In this week's episode, Chris Railey hones in on the importance of trust – and why it can make or break a team.


Chris Railey | 7 Characteristics of Winning Churches (Part 4)



In this episode, Chris wraps up his series with the fourth installment on how to be a winning church. This episode looks at how quickly churches solve problems and dynamics of organizational culture over ministry. Download the leader and team notes for this episode below.