Developing Others: The Big Picture

Developing Others: The Big Picture

Your congregation is filled with people God wants to use in powerful ways. Sometimes that reality may be hard for you to see from your vantage point, but God brought these particular people to you to nurture and develop holistically for his purpose.  But here’s the...
Five ways to lose good leaders 

Five ways to lose good leaders 

Whether you know it or not, you have some very good leaders hidden within your congregation. Some of them are already-developed leaders that are currently underutilized, and some are gifted in leadership and ready to be encouraged toward development. So, why...
Encouragement for you this Easter

Encouragement for you this Easter

Are you feeling weary of all the tension and disunity? In a time when many people disagree about many things, most of us can agree on this: We live in a world desperately in need of restoration. We need help. We need salvation. In Easter we celebrate life from death,...
Navigating Small Groups Revitalization

Navigating Small Groups Revitalization

I have heard from ministry leaders from all over the US that the small groups at their church are fading instead of growing. This is especially true in an era of Covid, an element outside of our control. But what about what we can do? How can we kickstart healthy...
Is your goal to be right or to be effective?

Is your goal to be right or to be effective?

Do you want to be right or do you want to be effective? That is a critical choice for many of us as ministry leaders.  Being right ≠ being effective When I find myself in this position, a question I ask myself is this: “What do I gain by insisting on being right?...
Discipleship Principles vs. Methodology

Discipleship Principles vs. Methodology

Methods, approaches, and styles change over time. Different strategies work in different seasons. Trends in ministry come and go. Yet I wonder: among all the change, what stays the same? As the culture shifts and changes around us, what proven principles remain firm...