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...
2022 Vision for Logan Leadership

2022 Vision for Logan Leadership

I love January. Every year between Christmas and New Year’s I spend some time thinking about the future. I used to make lots of plans during this time. I still make some plans, but even more than that, I now spend a lot of time in listening prayer. What does God have...
Reflecting on 2021

Reflecting on 2021

At the end of year, many ministry leaders look forward to the next year, straining toward what’s ahead. I feel that pull as well and anticipate what God may be up to in this new year. Yet more and more I also see the value in taking a retrospective: looking back on...