"I wish it could be said of us that we wasted neither an hour of our time, nor an hour of other people’s time."
"I'm not sure when it happened, but somewhere along the way, I became the old guy on our church staff."
"When someone needs approval from others, the person is willing to sacrifice conviction and do anything to earn that approval."
It does little good to use membership as a metric in most studies of large numbers of churches.
"Executive pastors are constantly processing managing people, mapping out strategy, ministering to people and a dozen other things all simultaneously."
There are three underlying reasons a leader doesn’t delegate. One of them is curable—quickly.
"If you let your circumstances define you, they will defeat you."
We are working from the premise that leadership is as leadership does.
"It’s perfectly fine to honor the former pastor and say nice things to him."
Have a good laugh with this video, but please remember that the satire in it can expose some real and faulty values that can exist in our western church culture.
"No one enriches hell more than false teachers."
When kick-starting a plateaued or declining church, several things will help to prime the pump and begin the process of revitalization.
"Everything you’ve been through is preparation for right now. And what you’re going through right now is preparation for what’s next."
"One of the biggest spiritual dangers that Christians experience on this side of eternity is death masquerading as life."
There is nothing about art, culture, or context that grants us permission to sin.
A key to accurately interpreting Scripture is to consider what kind of genre the particular book or passage is written in.
The Lord is working powerfully all across the nation to transform the way people pray, moving them from a rather mundane approach of simply seeking God’s hand through a primary focus on requests to a life-changing dynamic of seeking His face through a worship-based experience.
Pastors are called to feed, lead and intercede for the church.
"We can have victory."
"As you read this post, what ‘thing’ in your ministry or organization came to mind that you potentially need to strategically quit?"