Annual time-budget seasons

Annual time-budget seasons

For many people, the way they spend their time isn’t consistent from week to week or even month to month. Some people are bi-vocational or have a trans-local ministry that requires more time during one season and less during another. They may have two or three...
Coaching networks across the land

Coaching networks across the land

I ran across a great example of an opportunity where a semi-independent sodalic ministry could be established. Recently I was doing a consultation with a group that was focused on small town and rural church planting within a particular region. My encouragement was to...
Birth vision out of prayer

Birth vision out of prayer

Note: This blog entry is part of a series on church planting. If you would like to see all entries that have been posted so far in this series, you can bring them up by doing a search for “church planting series” on this blog. You can also purchase the full 27 page...
Permission vs. ownership

Permission vs. ownership

A critical mistake many pastors make is they assume that if they get their governing board to give permission or approval, they’ve won the battle. It’s true that governing board permission is needed for certain initiatives, but the more critical issue isn’t...
Great TED Talk on Grit

Great TED Talk on Grit

I ran across this TED Talk by Angela Lee Duckworth recently about the value of “grit”– what followers of Jesus might term “perseverance.” It was a great talk, geared mainly toward educational settings, about how important this quality of “grit” is to success. At...