Pastoring Through a Pandemic

This feels like we’re experiencing a biblical plague.  Well, maybe it’s not a plague, but it is a difficult time for church members and leaders...

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...

Pastoring In A Time of Crisis

The purpose of the church is to reach those who are far from Christ and to help them become true disciples. The hope is...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...