Father Influence Survey

I’m working on some blog posts, messages, and perhaps even a book on fathering. I’m especially interested in addressing the absence of a strong father figure in a person’s life, since I see it as a huge scar in many people’s life.

You can help me with this part of my ministry. Please consider completing my survey on fathering. It’s quick and easy and all responses are anonymous. [...] Continue Reading…

Which Book Should I Write First? Help Me Decide

I have chapter outlined three books that are on my heart and I am hoping to write. Each of them is birthed out of ministry and/or personal experience. I know I won’t do all of them justice if I try to write all of them simultaneously, so I’m trying to decide which I should write first. Below is a very brief description of each. I’d love your vote on which one you think the world needs most. Which, if any, would you most likely read? [...] Continue Reading…

What Do You Do When You Work with a Controlling Leader?

Yesterday’s post 10 Reasons Not to Call Yourself an Empowering Leader has gained some attention in the comments and outside discussions. Apparently there are many people that find themselves in controlling environments and don’t know what to do about it. (Be sure to read the post HERE.) [...] Continue Reading…

10 Reasons Not to Call Yourself an Empowering Leader

I love all the talk these days about delegation and empowering of leaders. I wrote earlier about leading leaders and not followers (Read that post HERE), so I certainly agree with the trend. I talk to people in ministry and business frequently, however, who are led by insecure, controlling leaders. It led me to write the following list. [...] Continue Reading…

10 Questions with Leader Dave Baldwin

While I do not know Dave Baldwin personally, I have grown to have tremendous respect for him as a leader. Whenever Dave comments on one of my posts, his response is thoughtful and helpful. He is apparently the type leader I would want on my team or one whose team I would want to serve. You can follow Dave on Twitter HERE. [...] Continue Reading…

10 Questions with Leader/Teacher Patricia Zell

Patricia Zell is a frequent commenter on my blog. I especially appreciate those who take the time not only to read the posts I write, but participate in the discussion of them. Patricia and I have commented back and forth before about her role as a teacher. She made comments, such as, “I’m not necessarily a leader, but as a teacher…”, to which I always reply something such as, “That sounds like a leader to me.” If we believe that leadership is about influence, then teachers are some of the most influential leaders we have. They certainly impact our society in a powerful way. In my life, some of my biggest influencers have been teachers. You can follow Patricia on Twitter HERE. [...] Continue Reading…

David Remained a Man After God’s Own Heart (Except that time…)

In response to David being a man after God’s own heart, I’ve heard people say, “Yea, that that was said before the Bathsheba incident.” I’ve heard people write off his witness after that period of failure in David’s life. It is true that David failed…he failed big time, but I don’t believe that David’s heart really ever changed. I think he died with the same passion with which he lived. I think he had a heart that desired to please and honor God even after the Bathsheba incident. [...] Continue Reading…

The Quickest Way to Grow Your Church

That’s how we planted a church. We looked for people who were influencers within a circle of friends to find a core of people to start our church and we invested in them and released them to lead in the church. We continue to invest in influencer type people that come to our church to lead our ministry. I have personally looked for influencer type people to add to our staff. [...] Continue Reading…