How can a person function as a catalyst?

Many years ago I was a chemistry major. Although I did not go into medicine as planned, I did learn about catalysts… and recently realized that in my chosen vocation of helping churches grow and change, I serve as a catalyst myself. A catalyst is a substance that...

Recalibrating our perspective

I recently had a conversation with a pastor who was discouraged with the progress his church was making. He felt like things were going at a snail’s pace and nothing was getting done. He just couldn’t seem to get all the pieces moving forward at once. Eventually he...

The best board meeting in years

Most of us are hardwired to look at the negative. We see the mistakes, we see what’s not working. And people who come in for coaching are usually focused on a problem of some kind. Yet looking at the positive is what gives us more success and more energy to keep...

The keys to growth

Note: this entry is part of a week-long series with Dave White from the Philippines. Yesterday we talked about the growth and multiplication Dave White has been seeing in the church in the Philippines. I asked him what he saw as the keys to some of that growth, and...

ViaCordis turns three!

The church I’m helping plant, ViaCordis, recently celebrated its 3rd birthday.  We had a campfire get-together to share and celebrate, and the Lord prompted one of our team members to look back at our prayer journals from when we first started ViaCordis.  What we saw...