Developing a Discipleship Culture

Last year at Catalyst Conference, I attended a breakout with 3DM, a ministry which helps pastors and churches think about the importance and future of discipleship. I had participated in a pilot coaching program Catalyst was conducting and this breakout talked about some of that experience.

The one thing which […] Continue Reading…

One Secret to Me Accomplishing Much

People ask all the time…How do you do everything you do?

Well, honestly, I don’t feel I’m doing everything I should be doing, but, one secret is that I maintain a healthy exercise program.

It fuels my creative thoughts…
It keeps me feeling at my best…
It builds my confidence…
It helps me sleep […] Continue Reading…

Bad Culture Eats Good Vision

Bad culture eats good vision…

I don’t know who said it first. I’ve heard it several times. I’d love to give credit for it’s author, but I just don’t know.

I do know the phrase helps shape my thoughts as a leader…

Bad culture eats good vision…

You can have the greatest vision…

You […] Continue Reading…

If a leader always…

If a “leader”…

Always has to be feared…
Always has to have the final word…
Always has to be coddled…
Never empowers others…
Never takes ownership for a mistake…
Never steps up to lead…

Then he or she is not a leader…

May have a title…
May be the boss…
May have power…
May draw a larger paycheck…

But is not […] Continue Reading…

Guest Post: Lessons Learned in Leading a Small Church

I am frequently asked about leadership in smaller churches. When I write about team development, delegating, and church growth issues, many pastors of smaller churches wonder how it all relates to their situation. That’s why this guest post by Daniel Darling appealed to me. Daniel is Senior Pastor of […] Continue Reading…

What’s My (Your) Favorite Food?

Most of my posts are serious, but I’m actually a guy who likes to just have fun! Warning. This post will not improve your leadership, strengthen your family and may waste a few minutes of your time…but let’s play anyway!

I get asked frequently “what’s your favorite ____?” Primarily this […] Continue Reading…

Two Messages from the Book of Mark

For whatever reason, apparently some of my readers like to listen to my Sunday messages. My hope is that listening online to anyone’s message is not an excuse for failing to connect with a local church. I believe that’s where the best discipleship occurs. If you are having trouble […] Continue Reading…