Jesus: “I Thirst” … Reconsidered

After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!” John 19:28 NKJV

Years ago, I became so dehydrated on a mission trip that I had to be hospitalized. I understand the phrase, “I thirst.”

Obviously, Jesus suffered far more [...] Continue Reading…

8 Ways to be “Odd Man Out” on a Team

Have you ever heard the phrase “odd man out”? It means you didn’t fit. You don’t measure up for some reason. You were excluded. It hurts.

I’ve been that person numerous times. I get it because I’m pastor sometimes. People assume I can’t also be fun. So they don’t invite [...] Continue Reading…

10 Ways to Have a Reproducing Culture

Yesterday I shared traits I look for when recruiting new leaders.

Perhaps I need to back up a bit. You can’t recruit leaders…or you won’t effectively…if you never develop a culture that reproduces leaders.

Yet, finding new leaders is critical to the successful growth of any church or organization.  Kingdom growth [...] Continue Reading…

10 Traits to Identify Potential New Leaders

One of the most important tasks of a leader is to identify potential new leaders. If a church or organization is to grow, finding new leaders is critical. Equally vital is the quality of leaders being discovered. Good leaders learn to look for qualities in people that are conducive [...] Continue Reading…