Fear In Our Youth

At some point in the day, however, I asked them to tell me their greatest fear. Almost unanimously, the group of over thirty young people said fear of failure or fear of making a lifetime mistake is their greatest fear and something they struggle with, especially as they think about leaving high school. [...] Continue Reading…

My First Two Book Reads of 2009

One of the ways I continue to learn and stay fresh in my leadership role is by reading. Years ago I developed a discipline of reading at least one chapter of a book everyday, in addition to the Bible reading I do. At this rate, I finish an average of two books per month. This rate keeps books from consuming all my time, but helps me stay current. At the end of January, having met my goal for the first month, I can fully recommend the two books I finished last month. [...] Continue Reading…

Who Needs to Be Fired?

That’s a tough question, but it is one I have actually faced that a few times in my life. Once in business where I knew, I didn’t have the energy or the expertise to carry the company to the next level. In my last two churches, I reached a point where knew it was time for another pastor if the church wanted to continue to grow. [...] Continue Reading…

The Kind Of Church I Want To Be a Part Of

I want a church that is recognized in its community as a catalyst of positive change and influence that cares as much or more about people who aren’t even yet a part of the church. A church like that will prosper as the city where it is located prospers. [...] Continue Reading…