"Christians go back to the Old Testament to build a bigger and better picture of Jesus Christ."
“What shapes our actions is basically what shapes our desire."
Prayer by the pastor should be one of the highest moments in public worship services.
"In our fast-paced, demanding world, weapons of mass distraction lurk around every corner."
"Problem solving is in the “DNA” of effective leadership."
"Strangely, we seem to want to have a perfect theology of fasting before we practice it."
Ultimately, we all need to be on a team with other people.
"The good life came not by keeping God at arm’s length, but by drawing near to the risen Christ and surrendering all of myself to Him."
Ministry is about relationships. We relate to lost people, church members, denominational leaders and others in different ways, but we can’t avoid relationships and do ministry well.
"Is this helping or hindering me?"
Every church is driven by something.
"You may have noticed at the end of church on a Sunday morning people will tend to go out singing the songs rather than reciting the sermon."
"If you serve as a pastor or church staff member, there is rarely a boring moment."
"The best leaders are able to execute and makes things happen."
"Did you know that most people forget 90 percent of sermons within 24 hours?"
Oftentimes God has to bring you through the desert before he can use you.
"Sometimes I just have to walk away."
There comes a point in every church growth where you find yourself spinning your wheels.
"Whether you lead two people or 2,000, every leader has to manage it in 24 hours a day."
"Most established churches naturally settle into demographic replacement mode."