3 Home Runs You Can Create For Your Ministry Right Now

As a lifelong baseball fan, I have always appreciated that, by nature, baseball is a team sport. No matter how good of a batter, pitcher, or fielder you are, you are utterly dependent on the rest of the team. You can have the greatest hitter of all time on your…

How To Lead From The Bottom Up

When we think of leadership, we rarely consider terms such as bottom or weak, but rather top and strong. We define our idyllic leaders as sharp, innovative, visionary, and bright. Can you imagine being introduced this way: “I want you to meet Cedrick, our wonderful pastor who has lots of…

3 Ways To Die Daily As A Leader

I die daily. You should too. When I became a follower of Christ, I held onto these words from the apostle Paul. I didn’t fully understand the context of the verse back then but I understood the idea of the struggle expressed in 1 Corinthians 15:31. I understood that Paul…

The Kingdom Without The King

Do you remember the posters that were all the rage a few years back? Groups of people would be huddled outside a store in a shopping mall staring at a 2 x 3 poster of a random series of like-colored dots. You would cross your eyes, purposefully lose focus, change angles for…

7 Ways To Change An Unchangeable Church

There are churches that feel unchangeable, but any church can experience change and become a healthy, growing, even multiplying church. Before we get into how to change an unchangeable church we need to admit something together: If churches don’t change, they die. This is a reality we may try to avoid or ignore but…

What do you declare?

Declare. A word that means to pronounce, proclaim, assert and affirm. A word that I don’t normally use in my everyday conversations. Recently, however, as I spent time reading and reflecting on the book of Deuteronomy, I was deeply impacted by the word declare. In chapter 26, Moses writes, “You have…

3 Ways to On-board and Off-board Your Team Successfully

Kathy is a nurse and last week I heard her tell a group of people that her interview to serve in our kid ministry was more intense than any job interview she’s ever had. I smiled, as I heard this, glad she knows that what she is doing has great…

What’s in your cup?

One thing I have noticed recently on social media is pictures of people with cups of “drink” in their hands. I wrestle sometimes with the why. Why are these pictures being posted?  Then it makes me think to myself, what am I wanting to display that is in my cup? I…

A Gospel Resolution

When my wife and I bought our first home, a sturdy red-brick colonial, we set out to make it our own— laboriously scraping off old wallpaper, yanking up some seriously outdated carpet, refinishing long neglected wood floors, and patching and painting the walls in every single room. It was a…

3 “Rookie Mistakes” to Avoid in Your Church’s Communications

As a new Communications Director with a degree in social work and experience in an adolescent psych hospital and an overseas youth ministry team (in other words, a complete rookie), I made a lot of mistakes and learned many lessons the hard way. With over 7 years under my belt…

The Movement Hasn’t Passed You By

The movement of Jesus Christ hasn’t passed you by. You may not be a superstar – who cares? There’s only supposed to be One! This is the movement of Jesus Christ. How dare we pastors or worship leaders or authors hijack His glory. How dare anybody think that we’re going…

The Best Leaders Are The Closest Followers

Everyone – male or female, pastor, children’s worker, youth pastor, executive pastor – whatever leadership role you have, I just wanted to remind you that every Christian leader is first and foremost a Christian follower. Every one of us is called primarily to be WITH Jesus, to follow Jesus, to…

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