How to Double Your Productivity

I’m reading Change Anything: The New Science of Personal Success by Kerry Patterson, Al Switzler, Ron McMillan and Joseph Grenny. So far it’s an encouraging book. Much of it appears to me as common sense, but it’s always good to reinforce concepts you think you know. I’m hoping to […] Continue Reading…

Grace Community Church Core Values

The mission of Grace Community Church is short.

GCC exists to encourage growing followers of Jesus Christ.

We believe it’s easy to understand, but it’s obviously somewhat subjective. Our staff has been working over the last few months to add some clarity to what we mean by “growing followers of […] Continue Reading…

Scripture Memorization, Week 39

This week, whenever you face

discouragement
frustration
disappointment
confusion
anger
uncertainty
fear

Recall this week’s memory verse:
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father…
Ephesians 3:14

When you face the negatives this week…recite the verse and fall on your knees…

Did you need to practice this verse last week?

7 Tips for Handling Stress

Stress is all around us. Every day I encountered burned out and stressed out pastors. Regardless of your career, it appears life is more stressful than ever.

Would you agree?

People often ask how I handle stress. I’ve written before 5 Ways Leaders Respond Under Stress, but honestly, that post, though […] Continue Reading…

God Uses Normal People

I love when a verse I’ve read many times jumps out at me like I’ve never read it before. It happened to me this morning. I’m reading through the book of Acts right now and came across these verses:
Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and […] Continue Reading…

Life Cycles of an Organization: Starting, Maintaining, Finishing

Every organization has a life cycle. In fact, over the life of an organization, there will be many separate life cycles. I have written about organizational life cycles before HERE.

Within those life cycles the successful organization develops a team skilled at separate functions.

The three functions are:

Starting – Starting involves […] Continue Reading…

7 Personal Disciplines: A 90 Day Challenge

I’ve always been considered a fairly disciplined person. There are certain disciplines that have made me who I am today. Lately, however, I’ve not felt as disciplined in each area of my life. I would excel in one area, but not in another. I’ve shared some of this here […] Continue Reading…