Christmas on the Mission Field

I have spent some time on the mission field. My involvement was weeks or at times months at a time. I have a special...

Either Distinct or Extinct

“A popular megachurch is starting a new location near us. That church is so big and has so many resources. How are we supposed...

Four Steps to Win… Every Time!

Ever notice God is constantly “flipping the pages” of our lives? We go from place to place (page to page), and season to season...

Are You An Elemental Leader?

Like most people on the planet, I’ve had some good bosses and some not-so-good bosses. And conversely, in my leadership history, at times I...

Frienemies of Church Planting Momentum

Momentum is the most significant indicator of the movement of God with a group of people. With the “Big M” almost anything can be...

7 Life-Giving Statements Everyone Needs to Hear

Words are powerful. As leaders, the words we use make a difference. A huge difference. In my post about life-giving statements Jesus made , I...

Answer This Question Before You Plant A Church

Gentry McColm has written a book entitled The Inner Life of the Church Planter. While several of us have written books on the practical...

What If Ministry Failures Aren’t Failures?

The great spiritual writer Watchman Nee observed, “We think in terms of apostolic journeys. God dares to put His greatest ambassadors in chains.” Could it...

Preach it… With More Than Just Feeling

Preaching. Countless people have done it and are doing it. And as we all know, there isn’t just one way of doing it. When...

Are You A LEADER (who has to preach) or A PREACHER...

I want you to be brutally honest with yourself because how you answer this simple question should determine the focus of your remaining years...

The Good Fight of Faith

Many years ago I received a phone call inviting me to come conduct Bible studies for a Filipino fighter named Manny Pacquiao. He was scheduled...
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Question: How do I find and develop leaders within my church?

How do I find and develop leaders? Steve answers that question in this quick video. If you have any questions regarding church planting, leadership or...

The Most Important Question A Church Planter Can Ask

I’ve planted three churches. One in my early 20’s, one in my late 20’s, and my final one after I had just turned 40....

Staffing Your Church Plant

Two of the biggest challenges for church planters is raising a launch team and raising funds. The third most significant problem is finding staff...

8 Potential Reasons a Church Plant May Not Grow

I've worked with a lot of church plants. And, I’ve been involved in two church plants as the planter. Every planter goes into the...

Ask Two Questions Each Day

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

Two Steps to Setting Life Goals

#5 Be Specific Getting in shape is not a goal. That is a wish. Goals have got to be specific. You need timelines. One of...

Facilities – Meeting Places & New Churches

Through the years of church planting involvement as a strategist, coach, and planter, it is amazing how often the operational spaces of a new...

Learn From The Ant

ANTS!!! It seems that no matter what I do they become more. They are in the kitchen, the bathroom, the dining room, the living...

4 Risks of Attempting Risk-Free Change

As leaders, we all want to limit the risk in the hard decisions we make. Personally, whenever we are about to make a major...