Contagious Behaviors

It’s been said that you are the sum of the five people closest to you. It’s the reason we so desperately want our kids to choose their friends wisely. We’ve all seen the dramatic effects of teenagers getting in with … Continued

A Season Of Vision Re-Focus

The COVID shutdown has given ministries, pastors, and churches the opportunity to step back and refocus on vision.  Normally, it’s not easy to find a block of time like this for retooling and assessing. I have been re-reading IT: How … Continued

Advocate For Your Audience

Part of the goal in reaching people is to advocate for your audience. What do they need? What do they want? How can you remove barriers to their receiving information? Repeat the Message Many well meaning ministry leaders are so … Continued

Five Questions For A Busyness Status Check

I’ve read two books lately on the issue of busyness for ministry leaders – and probably all Christians. The first book was What Matters Most by Doug Fields. (Here’s the post I wrote on that subject.) The second was Rethink … Continued

Inspired By These Missionaries and Martyrs

The Torchlighter Series is currently free on Amazon Prime Video (for who know how long). Though I had heard of these videos and had seen one at an event, I hadn’t watched most of them. These basic animation stories are … Continued

Great Leaders Have No Rules

I’ve been reading a book called Great Leaders Have No Rules by Kevin Kruse (2019). Kruse writes about ten ways leaders should break the unwritten rules. Here are three examples: Close your open door policy. Shut off your smartphone. Crowd … Continued

Signs Of [Digital] Revival In The Church

The church has been thrust into a digital world. What was once a luxury has become a necessity. Until now, the church treated the digital world as a luxury and now it’s a necessity. D. Jackson Price Praise the Lord … Continued

Two Questions Every Ministry Leader Must Honestly Answer

If you have been serving in ministry for any length of time, you have already gotten a sense of the potential craziness. Boundaries can be hard to set. Tasks involving people and volunteers always have many variables. Numerous voices share … Continued

Pastor: You Can’t Do It All, So Focus On This…

Even though most pastors instinctively know we can’t do it all, we try anyway. Perpetuated by a congregational belief that there are certain things only the pastor can do, the long list becomes almost comical. The pastor, just an ordinary, … Continued

9 Ways To Learn Like A Hummingbird

There is a big difference between the way a hummingbird nourishes itself versus the way a lion nourishes itself.  We should try to be like the hummingbird. A lion typically hunts it’s prey at night. It will kill a large … Continued

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