4 Effective Ways to Stop Sabotaging Yourself

Have you ever uttered any of these sentences? "I can't do it!" "That's way out of my league. I can’t possibly succeed at that.” ...

My “System” For Handling Difficult People in the Church

I was talking with a pastor that I coach recently. He asked me how I handle difficult people in the church. I assured him...

How Your Building Is Killing Your Growth (and what to do...

Senior Pastors typically underestimate the impact their building has on their church’s future growth. Building Too Late Church planters believe the lie that they don’t need...

When Protesting Doesn’t Work

The other day I received a note about the church’s response to the current injustices. The writer shared how he was organizing his church...

A Key Question Leaders Need To Ask

One of the biggest questions you as a leader need to ask: “Are those who report to me headed in the same direction as me?”...

Small Town Worship

If I were to ask you what’s the one area in your church that could use the most help, what would you say? If...

A Church OF Small Groups

Small groups are one of the most misunderstand ministries I’ve ever seen and I’ve seen them all.  Most small groups are just one of...

A Huge Reason We Can Expect Smaller Crowds Upon Church Reentry

One reason we can expect smaller crowds upon church reentry is not the virus. That’s part of it for sure. It makes sense. Especially...

Transitioning From Crisis

The church is going through a transition of sorts. Many of us are preparing to exit the full-lockdown measures of the current Covid crisis....

The Black Box Church

Thirty years ago, the church I was a part of began using video. A lot. Our numbers had exploded. We were in a former Baptist...

Half of All Churches in America are Growing During this Crisis???

How amazing is that? We went from around 10 percent of churches experiencing growth to 50 percent, and all it took was a global...

3 Questions Every Church Leader Needs to Ask NOW

As churches begin to prepare for re-opening our buildings, I think there are three important questions every church leader needs to ask. There are...

Raising Your Leadership Lid

The Law of the Lid is a principle introduced by John Maxwell in his book The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. If you haven't...

Leading The Local Church

One of the biggest questions you can ask about your leadership is: “Are those who report to me headed in the same direction as me?” A...

9 Ways We’re Trying to Engage Online During this Crisis

I can honestly say that I’ve never experienced a week quite like the one we just had in America. The coronavirus is changing our...

5 Positives for the Church after the Coronavirus Crisis

I think there are some positives for the church that will come through this Coronavirus crisis. Yes, there are tremendous negatives. The costs are mounting....

Fixing the Church Board Problem

Some churches call them deacons, some call them elders, some have trustees, and others probably call them by other names, but for this post...

A Radical Strategy To Break The 100 Barrier

If your church has been stuck at 25, 45, or 75 for more than three years and God has laid it on your heart...