7 Aspects of the Man: Nelson Mandela (And Quotes)

Nelson Mandela. He is referred to as the “Father of a Nation”. He lived a life of inspiration. He is mourned around the world. His life was long, and varied. He had plenty of highs and lows. Married and divorced three times. Prison. Labeled a terrorist. I don’t know […] Continue Reading…

5 Options for Dealing with Emotional Pain

What do you do with pain? You’ve been injured. It wasn’t fatal, but it hurt. In this post, I’m talking about emotional pain. The fact is emotional pain often hurts more than physical pain. It certainly can last longer. All of us have experienced emotional pain. Some more than others.

What […] Continue Reading…

10 Common Complaints about Leaders

I receive emails everyday from staff members of other churches or non-profit organizations. There is usually a question they have about leadership, but along with the question often comes a complaint about their leader. And there are many.

I’ve been in a leadership position for over 25 years so I […] Continue Reading…

7 Leadership Tensions of Biblical Leaders

I meet with a group of Christian senior level leaders in my community every couple of months. They lead large organizations in government, business, non- profit and, represented by me, the church. They are all experienced and successful leaders, who happen to also love Jesus. I learn great things […] Continue Reading…

7 Suggestions NOT To Do When the Church is in Decline

Part of my ministry involves working with other churches. Sometimes when I hear from a church they have been plateaued or in a season of decline for several years. They are often looking for answers of how they can turnaround.

I love helping churches, but there truly are no standard […] Continue Reading…

5 Tips for Teaching Children Cooperation

My boy’s can “fondly” remember the time we drove from our driveway heading to an undisclosed location on vacation. I decided in advance not to tell them where we were going, but to let it be a surprise. We were actually heading to St. Louis, but to complicate the situation, I […] Continue Reading…