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...

Church Planting & Differentiation

Every new business needs to differentiate itself from all others. Else, why the need for a new business? Church planting necessitates differentiation. These days, being...

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?”...

Leadership & the Will of God

As spiritual leaders, all of us want to have a sense that we’re operating in the will of God. Certainly, we don’t want to...

Unliked Likes: Cancelling Pastor Chris Hodges and Church of the Highlands

Sometimes I feel like I am waking up in the scene from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein where everyone grabs pitchforks and torches and goes after...

Living With Turnover

One of the most discouraging aspects of planting churches is the fact that most people who start with you leave early on. Why does this...

7 Things I Know about People with whom I May NOT...

I have learned I don’t agree with everyone. And everyone doesn’t agree with me. I could say shame on them, and while that might be...

Introduction. Explanation. Application. A More Effective Way To Write Sermon

Introduction. Explanation. Application. – Step-By-Step For lack of a sexier phrase, I call the sermon writing process that I use and teach based on this...

Micro Church – Mindsets and Meeting Places

Getting Started Many churches start in homes or coffee shops. Sometimes these were intentional and other times a simple Bible study morphed into a church...

Funding New Church Plants

Funding a new church plant is probably the most challenging aspect of the task. We aren’t usually doing well on this front.  One option...

Six Reasons Leaders Avoid Change

I was recently flipping through the radio stations in my car when I came across one of my favorite Pearl Jam songs. The band...

Where Are They Now?

Have you been on the hunt for info online only to have a popup article catch your eye? The one I stumbled across claimed...

An Enemy of God Who Had the Skill Set to Plant...

On the road to Damascus, Paul had an encounter with Jesus and experienced a radical transformation in his life (Acts 9: 1-28). His view...

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....

7 Ways To Make Really Fast Leadership Decisions

here are those moments in leadership when you have to make quick decisions. If COVID-19 has taught us anything it is that sometimes we...

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...

How To Create Compelling Sermon Titles

Here’s a quick and easy process to follow that will help you generate compelling sermon titles every week: 1. Title Your Message Only After You...

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...