Apr
27

Leaders who are curious about new ideas will lead us into the future.

By | Leadership

Leaders who are curious about new ideas will lead us into the future. Curiosity as a child is a fantastic thing.  Last night at dinner, our family question was, “what is your earliest memory as a child.”  One of the kids said they remembered being born, which was frightening and funny at the same time.  […]

Apr
08

How to Choose One Wildly Important Goal for your Church

By | LeadershipRevitalization

Do you remember the last time you launched an initiative, and it died? It may have been an outreach ministry, new discipleship initiative, or a shepherding routine, but the result was the same.  Maybe it was a quick and sudden death or dragged out over time until no one realized the thing died.  Most of […]

Apr
01

April Fools

By | Uncategorized

Your Top Ten List on How to Be Fool on April 1st This morning I woke up early and began thinking of some perfect practical jokes for the 1st of April.  I thought of covering the sensor on the remote control with a sticker or putting google eyes on every item in the fridge.  I […]

Mar
25

What Wanda Vision and the Church have in Common

By | Revitalization

The wildly popular Marvel Universe launched the short series of shows called Wanda Vision earlier this year.  If you don’t know these characters’ backstory from the Avenger films, you may not understand this blog entirely, but I think you will get the idea. In the series Wanda Vision, Wanda, the main character, is still grieving […]

Mar
19

Response-Ability

By | Leadership

Response-Ability, Avoiding the Victim Mindset   One of the top life-changing disciplines that I worked into my life is that I can choose my response to a situation 100% of the time. Yes, every single time. I had a false belief that my circumstances determined my reaction and feelings. Most of us tend to pick […]

Mar
11

Leveraging the Power of Story in Your Ministry

By | BlogLeadership

Leveraging the Power of Story in your ministry   I like to think in the realm of numbers.  I am not sure if that is a guy thing or what? Stories are hard for me to wrap my brain around.  They take too long to unfold and often could have been stripped down to a […]

Mar
04

The Day I took Jesus out of the Church

By | Revitalization

The Day I took Jesus out of the Church Taking Jesus out of the church Is not something that I would have ever expected I would do.  After all, I loved Jesus or at least thought I did.  I came to know Him as a teenager, followed Him to Bible College and Seminary, and desired […]

Feb
25

4 benefits of bi-vocational and co-vocational ministry

By | bivo covo ministry

4 benefits of bi-vocational and co-vocational ministry The majority of all ministries in the world are led by bi-vocational or co-vocational pastors and leaders.   Think about that for a minute.   It is a modern-day phenomenon in America over the last 100 years or so to think of most ministries or at least the ideal ministry […]