The importance of starting with the “why”

The importance of starting with the “why”

Here’s a helpful resource for you on a Friday morning:  A video presentation that talks about the importance of starting with the “why” rather than with the “what.”  If you want to see the difference between inspiring people and presenting something that feels like...
Credentials for ministry leaders: make it coached

Credentials for ministry leaders: make it coached

I’ve been working with a few groups on ways to revamp their credentialing or ordination process– essentially, how to prepare ministers for ministry. This week on my blog I’m reflecting on some of my general thoughts in this topic. Some form of coaching or...
Credentials for ministry leaders: make it clear

Credentials for ministry leaders: make it clear

I’ve been working with a few groups on ways to revamp their credentialing or ordination process– essentially, how to prepare ministers for ministry. This week on my blog I’m reflecting on some of my general thoughts in this topic. The first thing that’s critical...
When your expectations exceed God’s expectations

When your expectations exceed God’s expectations

When your expectations exceed God’s expectations, you’re setting yourself up for frustration and failure. Jesus said, “I have accomplished the work you set out for me to do” (John 17:4). Yet all sorts of things were still left undone. Was Jesus successful? He was...