Mac Lake
Mac is a pioneering influence in the church planting movement. In 1997, he planted Carolina Forest Community Church (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina). In 2004, he began serving as Leadership Development Pastor at Seacoast Church (Charleston, South Carolina) where he served for over six years. In July 2010, Mac Lake joined with West Ridge Church to become the Visionary Architect for the LAUNCH Network. In 2015 Mac begin working with Will Mancini and Auxano to develop the Leadership Pipeline process. He joined Auxano full time in 2018. Mac and his wife, Cindy, live in Charleston, South Carolina and have three children, Brandon, Jordan and Brianna.

How to Build a Culture of Gratitude

Most leaders are good at showing appreciation to their team for the work they do, but if you want to increase a spirit of gratitude, it will take more than a simple acknowledgement of a job well done.

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Three Trapdoors of Volunteer Dropout

Are you experiencing any of these three common leadership pitfalls that can lead to volunteer dropout?

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The One Practice of Leadership Development That Transcends Words

If your team just isn’t getting it, maybe the problem isn’t in the “telling them to do it;” perhaps the problem is in the “modeling of how to do it.”

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Building Leadership Development Habits

If you want to see an abundance of talent and a deep bench in the leadership pipeline of your church it will require specific consistent behaviors – habits – to make it happen.

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The Most Powerful Function of Leadership Development

Don’t try to be perfect, but do strive to be a pattern of seeking Jesus in a way that those you lead will want to emulate.

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3 Actions to Eliminate Your Team’s Excuses

When your team is not reproducing leaders, it’s your role to take the lead and help eliminate the excuses. As long as the excuses remain you will never have a culture of leadership development.

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Clarity Process

Three effective ways to start moving toward clarity right now.