Summer Church Camp Still Works

Summer is coming and that brings opportunity for church camp!  Summer is still the best opportunity for kids and students to experience this great tool for growing deeper in faith. One of these days there may be another way to … Continued

Six Differences Between Networking And Building Relationships

  There is a difference between networking and building relationships. I’m sure they each have their place. I’m not sure where this came from, but it was a note I made a while back and thought I would share it … Continued

Three Negative Messages You Send When You’re Late

How is it that some people are never late and others always are? How can an issue always arise that creates the conditions for being late? There may a few good reasons, but overall, the leader sends some certain messages … Continued

Great Leaders Trust Their Teams To Carry Out The Vision

Most Christian leaders are familiar with the story of Moses and the advice his father-in-law gave him. Without the organization and delegation, Moses would have certainly burned out trying to manage every little detail and case among the nation (Ex … Continued

A’s In Life

During lunch with a colleague and friend, he recounted the impact a professor had on him. It was in a class where he was falling behind and he emailed the professor. My friend laid out his reasons for getting behind … Continued

God’s Detailed Plans For Worship

We’re crossing a bridge at our church in worship planning. Here’s a bit of background: We have four Sunday morning services and two other satellite services where we send lay speakers. Two of the four services on the main campus are … Continued

Six Keys To Good Study

Every once in a while, I love to re-read parts of Richard Foster’s Celebration of Discipline. I was challenged by the six aspects to good study of a book. For the last few years, I have incorporated the discipline of … Continued

The Advantages Of Serving In Your Home Church

You have probably heard the definition of an expert being “anyone who travels at least 100 miles to speak.”   I have, on many occasions over the years, had the privilege of being called upon to lead/speak in various locations around … Continued

Seven Things Volunteers Need From Their Leaders

Most paid ministry staff roles in the church require work and leadership with volunteers. It’s not always easy, but the reward of equipping the church for ministry is incredible! With effective volunteer ministry, more gets accomplished and it’s more fun. … Continued

Margin, Rhythm, Vision & Grace

As I’m planning to take a break from writing in the blog for a couple weeks, these four words come to mind: Margin, Rhythm, Vision & Grace. Time away provides margin. It’s like the white space around the typed words on … Continued

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