The Remedy For Becoming Complacent With Success

An inwardly focused organization inevitably misses new opportunities and hazards coming from competitors, customers or changes in the culture. John Kotter Once we reach some level of success in our church or ministry, it’s too easy to sit back and … Continued

The Church Was Designed To Be A Volunteer Organization

There is tremendous power in the church. This is especially realized when every member understands the privilege of using their unique gifts and experiences to move the church forward in mission. Church leaders must become great at caring for volunteers … Continued

Three Reasons A Church Should Reach Outward

It’s way too easy for churches to coast. Urgency is a gift. If we’re not moving forward in ministry, we’re moving backward. Reaching outward is part of the mandate for success. Nothing is as devastating as a church that is … Continued

You’re Not Home Yet

In his book, Fully Alive, Ken Davis tells a story of a weary missionary couple who returned to the USA. After 50 years on the field and the loss of two children to jungle diseases while serving, they descended the gangplank … 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

The Difference Between Guilt And Shame

Guilt and shame are terrible. But there is a slight difference in their meanings. A while back, I read a book called Tattoos On The Heart by Gregory Boyle. In his work with gangs in downtown Los Angeles, he learned to … Continued

One Helpful Phrase For Eating Healthy

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Weight loss tips are everywhere you look. I’ve always enjoyed flipping through books and articles on the subject to see what I can learn. If simply reading about it made weight loss happen, I’d be set! But unfortunately, action is … Continued

A Sacrificial Worship Team

Can a worship team make a name for itself? This isn’t a trick question. Be aware of the ways that you see yourself defining success for your team. And be aware of how you describe your worship team to others. … Continued

Impressions Don’t Matter To God

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I never thought about it before, but impressions don’t matter to God. There’s nothing we can hide. We are fully known. There’s no point in trying to be someone we are not. God knows who we truly are – and … Continued

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