There is always enough time to do God’s will

There is always enough time to do God’s will

By guest blogger Marcy Bradford  I have a friend who refuses to go to The Cheesecake Factory. It’s the menu. The pages and pages of choices overwhelm her to the point of distraction and agitation. While I love The Cheesecake Factory, I get it. The menu is massive and...
Creating a planning rhythm

Creating a planning rhythm

For optimal effectiveness in accomplishing your goals, set aside time for a regular planning rhythm. Yes, it takes time, but in the long-run it saves you time by maximizing your results. It’s counter-intuitive, but the more you have to do the more necessary it...
The danger of a split focus

The danger of a split focus

Do you have a split focus? As my friend Neil Cole says, “First things first. One thing at a time. Always one more thing.” That middle concept of “one thing at a time” can be one of the most difficult for us. We live in an age of multi-tasking and constant...
Pruning comes first

Pruning comes first

Before you can begin delegating new tasks and developing new leaders, pruning must come first. The primary question of pruning is: What are you going to stop doing? If you don’t prune, you don’t have the bandwidth to develop others because you’re still carrying loads...
Annual time budget

Annual time budget

The questions have been asked before: What are the big rocks? The core contributions we’re supposed to be making? How do we allocate significant blocks of time to do those? The higher you are in leadership, the more important it is to look at your whole year. Most of...
Trust the process

Trust the process

I have found this to be true among ministry leaders. The greater the fruitfulness, the greater the need to pull away and reconnect with God for perspective and re-prioritize. As leaders, we need to find ways to protect ourselves and our time, while still providing...