The Two Threads of Church Plant Leadership

The number one requirement for a successful church plant is a certain quality of leadership. This leadership, in my mind, has two primary threads: what...

10 Steps to Goal Setting – #6 & #7

The following is parts 6 and 7 of the article by Pastor Mark Batterson concerning recommended steps in goal setting. With the new year...

Generational Mashup Defined

What is a generational mashup? It happens when generations collide and integrate. We now have three generations that can likely thrive together. This wasn’t...

Inviting People To Leave

I can remember fishing with my grandpa when I was a little boy. Fred Flowerday, one of nine boys and a girl born to...

The Church Model Doesn’t Matter (As Long As You Stick With...

I have a friend who swears that drinking water and walking is the key to optimal health. He walks 50 miles a week and...

Hospitality – The Missing Ingredient

“While Jesus was having dinner at Levi’s house, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with him and his disciples, for there were many...

The Cancer of Criticism

A few years ago I came across a radio show that disturbed me. The show was all about the answers to living wisely according...

Revitalizing Church Through an Outward Focus

Church revitalization is a very real and important topic to many today because statistics indicate that the majority of churches are plateaued or declining....

The Six Most Common Mistakes Pastors Make and What to do...

Over the years I’ve seen pastors make the same mistakes over and over. Every time I see these mistakes I can almost bet their...

8 Ways to Finish a Ministry Job Well

Some of you may know, I’m in a season of transition again. When I got to my previous church someone on the search team...

The 3 Buckets of Every Church – Part 2

Please read part 1 before reading this post. (It may not make as much sense without it) Let's start off with a question: Tsunami or...

The 3 Buckets of Every Church

If you are trying to restart your congregation or jumpstart growth, what I’m about to share with you is hands down the single most...

Unmet Expectations…

Unmet Expectations can KILL! You know the feeling… You were expecting with all of your heart for “this”, instead you got “That!” We all have expectations,...

Quotes from Craig Groeschel at GLS 2018

Quotes from Life.Church Senior Pastor Craig Groeschel at the Global Leadership Summit 2018.   Leadership is simply influence. We must stop making excuses and we...

I can. I will. I did.

One of the classic children’s books of all time came out nearly 100 years ago – The Little Engine Who Could. It lays out...

Serving Outside the Local Church

As a pastor, I had a strong conviction about staff members in regards to one way they should spend their time. I often encouraged...

How the Church Can Thrive in a Non-Christian World

There was a time in our history when it seemed like everyone was a Christian. Now, depending on where in America you live, it...

How To Keep Pressing Forward

A friend and I were talking about the value of encouragement, and he said, “Hey, let me tell you a story.” Jared learned to play...

Highlights from Exponential – Washington DC

Here are highlights from our DC speakers this week: "Build God's Kingdom…not your's" -Greg Nettle Be known for your outrageous generosity - @gregnettle Will...

Measure What Matters

We are changing what we measure at Cornerstone. I think we should measure 1-Thing… Movement I see Jesus taking the disciples through a process: 1. Find Jesus 2....