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...
The vision and the need

The vision and the need

When we really take the time to sit down and think about it, we can see an amazing vision of what making and multiplying disciples could look like: Churches turning outward and serving the communities around them. Christians building authentic relationships with those...
The Final Step of Redevelopment

The Final Step of Redevelopment

By guest blogger Randy Lovejoy, part 1 of 2. “He must increase and I must decrease.” —  John 3:30  NASB It is Sunday morning. I am at home. No pressure. No adrenaline. I have stepped down. Sunday mornings are usually a time of action. I would get up...