Listen

Listen to Lead

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.” A word to the people from their God delivered through the mouth of...
Staff-Min

Is This Good for the Ministry?

I’ve been thinking about the “either/or” I often hear from leaders between what’s best for the individual employee and what’s best for the organization....
Be-Who-You

Four Aspects of Authentic Leadership

I enjoy reading biographies, especially of U.S. presidents. I enjoy getting a flavor of the time in which they served and also the personalities...
Enc-Gen

How to Encourage Generosity

When Rick Warren founded Saddleback Community Church in 1980, he walked the neighborhood and asked people what “bugged” them the most about the church....
Help-Church-Workers

Six Ways to Encourage That New Millennial Church Worker

I am a child. Perhaps some people see me as adult-esque (Which is highly flattering, let me tell you.) but I’ve been out of...
Easter-Adventures

Resurrection Direction: Assurance Followed by Adventure

What are the first words of someone who’s come back from the dead? That first conversation is going to be packed with priority. In...
How-Can-Help

What Do You Need?

“Are you willing to take a short survey today about your online experience?” “How would you rate the app you just downloaded?” “Please call...
Pastoral-Visit

Making Meaningful Pastoral Visits

I’ve observed that many of the most effective and beloved pastors (and elders, too!) were those who had a plan for regular visitation of...
Plan-Church

Why Strategic Ministry Plans Often Fail

Often when I’m asked to review the strategic plans of a congregation, I find that they are strong on planning but weak on strategy....
Blessed-by-Blood

Blessed by the Blood

I’ve been thinking a great deal about blood recently. One of the members of our congregation has an acute form of Leukemia. It came...
Listen

Listen to Lead

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.” A word to the people from their God delivered through the mouth of...

Staff-Min

Is This Good for the Ministry?

I’ve been thinking about the “either/or” I often hear from leaders between what’s best for the individual employee and what’s best for the organization....

Be-Who-You

Four Aspects of Authentic Leadership

I enjoy reading biographies, especially of U.S. presidents. I enjoy getting a flavor of the time in which they served and also the personalities...

Enc-Gen

How to Encourage Generosity

When Rick Warren founded Saddleback Community Church in 1980, he walked the neighborhood and asked people what “bugged” them the most about the church....

Help-Church-Workers
Easter-Adventures
How-Can-Help

What Do You Need?

“Are you willing to take a short survey today about your online experience?” “How would you rate the app you just downloaded?” “Please call...

Pastoral-Visit

Making Meaningful Pastoral Visits

I’ve observed that many of the most effective and beloved pastors (and elders, too!) were those who had a plan for regular visitation of...

Plan-Church
Blessed-by-Blood

Blessed by the Blood

I’ve been thinking a great deal about blood recently. One of the members of our congregation has an acute form of Leukemia. It came...

Christian-Listen

“Should Christians Just Shut Up?”

That was the question posed at a recent symposium on the role of the public Christian intellectual in today’s political, economic and socio-cultural environment....

Money-Myths

Some Myths and Truths about Giving

Have you ever heard anyone say, “All Macy’s wants is my money.” Probably not. How about this statement? “All Sears wants is my money.”...