Category Archives: Leadership

Leadership, Clarity and When To Plan the Fifth Step…

We often can’t see what will happen at step 5 until we are on step 3. But we often hesitate to take step 1 until we think we know what step 5 is. So go ahead and plan…be responsible and give it your best shot but also realize that step 5 cannot be seen clearlyContinue Reading

Favorite Books List: Leadership

Not all of these books are specifically Christian. Most are, but some are not. The thing they have in common is that these books, in conjunction with scripture (of course) have helped shape my view of Christian leadership and Christian service. The two cannot be separated. They Smell Like Sheep By Lynn Anderson – ThisContinue Reading

What Is Your Church Passionate About?

I just posted an article over at Wineskins about the things that stir people up and what that reveals about our priorities. Have a read and feel free to comment! What is Your Church Passionate About?

The Thing That Drives Me Most Crazy About Church

is when it feels like we aren’t going anywhere. There are two opposite extremes that many churches take and oddly enough they both lead to the same result. The first is when a church has NO direction. No one knows what is going on. No one knows where things are headed. There is no vision.Continue Reading

New Article at Wineskins – 10 Suggestions for Leaders Envisioning Change

I posted an article over at Wineskins this morning that some of you may find helpful. You can read it here – 10 Suggestions for Leaders Envisioning Change

The Challenge of Connecting One Message With Multiple Maturity Levels

One of the biggest challenges in preaching and teaching is to deliver one message that reaches into the lives of people of all maturity levels – from seekers and what will speak to their heart to mature Christians and what will speak to theirs. I know I have connected when people of different generations haveContinue Reading

A Few Books To Consider

The Father Glorified by Patrick Robertson & David Watson – This book blew my mind. It is the story of the movement of God in Islamic regions of Africa. The book reminds me a lot of the Peter and Cornelius story in Acts where the two men are brought together in a dream in orderContinue Reading

Every Church Issue I Have Ever Seen Could Have Been Avoided By One Simple Principle…

that followers of Jesus are called to being servants, not masters. The problem is, too many people want to be the chief and claim authority for themselves. The problem is, church leadership isn’t about authority. It is about service because the only one who really has authority in the church is Christ, who is theContinue Reading

Church Leadership Issues and The Need for Healthy Accountability

It breaks my heart when I hear from fellow ministers who have been asked to resign or have been out-right fired from their ministry. It is equally heart breaking to hear about unhealthy church leadership that are making many of these decisions. To be fair, there are always two sides to every story and noContinue Reading

Church Life Cycles and the Failure to Pass the Baton to Our Young Adults

Churches don’t appear out of nowhere. Someone has to start them. Starting a church requires vision, courage, and energy. It requires people who are willing to take risks for the kingdom of God. There are a lot of churches that were started 40-60 years ago that have reached a stage that makes keeping young adultsContinue Reading

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