A resource that saved my ministry

A resource that saved my ministry

I was a young church planter, probably about a year into the new church plant, when I bought a day of consulting. As a part of that process, consultant Dan Reeves gave me a personal profile system that is now called DiSC. (And yes, for reasons unknown, the i is lower...
The mean art teacher

The mean art teacher

Every once in a while, when I’m sketching out a diagram to represent an idea, I find myself apologizing for my lack of artistry. Fortunately, my job doesn’t require much by way of drawing skills, but I do have to sketch the occasional diagram or flow chart to...
The intuitive solution

The intuitive solution

Sometimes you’ve been working through the discernment process, listening to God and trying to get a clear picture of what he is asking you to do. And then God prophetically gives you the answer. It didn’t flow out of the rational process– it was a quantum leap...
How change really happens

How change really happens

A while back I read an old classic article in the Harvard Business Review that used a brilliant phrase: “running down the corridors of comparative indifference.” That’s a preferred way to lead change. Instead of trying to make big changes in obvious places–...
The core question: Willing to change

The core question: Willing to change

What would you be willing to change? If God wanted you to– say– change the structure of your ministry, would you be willing to do that? What about changing your role in the community or the people you work with? Often in ministry, growth– and even...