Every relationship — even a good one — has conflict. If you don’t know how to deal with it, how to resolve it, how to manage it, you can kill your relationship.
Senior pastors of growing, outreach-focused churches have two things in common: They all travel a lot, and they all hate traveling.
Sadly, broken relationships are part of the human existence as well. Your failure and brokenness does not need to define you or your fatherhood.
A truth that many don't realize is this: The higher the standards, the stronger the team.
Lee Coate, the executive pastor in charge of ministry and media at The Crossing Christian Church in Las Vegas, talks about building strong church teams.
The word mission is not a biblical word, so we must define what we mean when we talk about a mission. The word mission comes...
Never in nearly three decades of being a senior pastor have I known those in my profession to be more battered and beleaguered. Still, being a pastor is the best job in the world.
What has God sent the church to accomplish? While there may be many good things the church could do, what is the primary thing that God has sent us to do?
Leadership development is similar to a house in that the foundation is essential to the process and the outcomes. What is underneath the surface makes all the difference.
How would you like to find another 40 hours in your month? What could you accomplish with that time? Get an advanced degree? Read the books you’ve been wanting to get to? Develop an interest? Sharpen a skill set? Think about the impact of this.
We should be reluctant to blame God, however, for our clogged calendars when they are often caused by our own procrastination or poor planning.
Have you ever noticed that the eyesight that leads you into sin is blind, but the eyesight to lead you out is presumed to be 20/20?
What God says about his word is a deep, complex, and staggering thing. And each book of the written word testifies to the wonder of his revelation. I decided to take a look, book by book, selecting a representative passage from each to highlight many of the things God's word says about God's words.
I don’t have one method that I use every time. Each sermon calls for something slightly different. But I do have a preferred method I enjoy using when it fits with the sermon.
Cynicism spreads through our soul like a virus, causing negativism that often leads to discouragement.
Many church staffs have a performance-oriented driven-ness that is hard to quiet. There is a longing for more, but more of what?
In my experience, and some I learned the hard way, there are a few killers of good leadership. Any one of these can squelch good leadership. It’s like a wrecking ball of potential. If not addressed, they may even prove to be fatal.
Generally speaking, the people who write scripts and make movies honestly have no idea of what Christianity is, or its most basic concepts, themes and institutions.
There are roadblocks in good leadership, some of them we are aware of and some no one ever pointed out to us.
Abuse. Molestation. Genetics. Hormone imbalance. Brain chemistry. Abandonment. Divine predestination. Free will. These are some of the terms that have historically been used to describe...