Survival Is A Terrible Goal For A Church

Sometimes, a church will get the idea that God’s vision for their ministry is to maintain what they have before pursuing growth and health. The fact is that “survival” is a terrible goal. Hoping to keep the status quo is not motivating, nor is it God-honoring. You will not put your church in a position … Read more

My Morning Ritual

For a day to start off right and go well – here are four things I want to do each morning.  It requires time and there are sacrifices, but it’s worth it.  On my best, most disciplined days, each of these four things happen: 1)  Read.  I read Scripture.  I read a little bit of more of … Read more

Good. Fast. Cheap. Pick Two…

This is a pretty standard thought that I’ve heard in a variety of places.  I was in a meeting and someone said, “you’ve got good, fast and cheap, pick two.”  It makes sense. And it’s worth thinking of again as you are planning for something coming up. If something is good and cheap, it’s probably … Read more

Get the fire back in your belly!

Regaining vision & momentum. There may come a time when you realize that you have just been coasting.  You still say the right words, you still do the right stuff, but you just don’t have the passion to make a serious impact.  What used to be intentional is now institutional.  The creator of the universe … Read more