Your personal walk with God will determine everything else in your life and ministry.
"Sometimes being let go allows God an opportunity to do something new in your life—even something better."
"Pastoring requires being a leader, but not every pastor is a strong leader."
"Great team members invest tremendous energy into producing mission-focused results for the organization."
"Lazy leadership is unfaithful stewardship."
Praying the Bible is one of the most rewarding engagement experiences. It essentially demands we put our faith in God’s Word and utter it back to Him, expecting Him to stay true to His Word in His time.
"If a church or organization is to grow, finding new leaders is critical."
“It is a great, sad, tragic irony that we so often miss true magic: the glory of God.”
“I can’t edit God. I can’t decide what I should preach and what I shouldn’t preach."
Transition from throwing out information on the Internet and expecting people to buy in or attend, and move to inviting them to experience it with you.
"Some pastors will never have more than 150 in their church because they insist on doing everything themselves."
"One of the best skills a leader can develop is the art of asking the right questions."
"A good assistant will fill in the gaps missing from a leader’s skill set."
I see the role of pastor changing. Recognizing that a trend does not describe every church, here are some trends I’m seeing.
"Real rest is found in trusting the Person who is in control of the things you don’t understand."
"Are you committing adultery with your vision, purpose and calling?"
We must learn to rest, to press pause and to give ourselves opportunities to be refueled by the love and grace of Jesus.
"Preachers do weird things...one weird thing we do is prepare our sermons alone."
"The beginning of a new year is an ideal time to stop, look up, and get our bearings."
Marriage is based upon a commitment to God and one another. It is not based solely upon the emotion and expression of love.