How To Lead Yourself Everyday!

My good friend Bob Bouwer was having lunch with the campus pastor of COMMUNITY a couple weeks ago when he said, "Everyday at the top of...

3 Ways to Help You Get Unstuck

The thought of making a difference stirs you to take action. The excitement of something unique and fresh drives you to step out in...

Church Planter Assessment, Ridleys 13 Characteristics and Test

What does it take to be an effective church planter? Dr. Charles Ridley conducted a study of church planters in the United States and Canada....

Learn To Delegate Influence

Learning to not only delegate work but influence is one of the most inspiring tasks of a church planter and good leader. After having poured...

Expansion, Growth and the Proactive Pastor

I have been thinking and praying about the upcoming new year and my plans, goals, and dreams. I don't want to be a reactive...

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...

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...

It’s a Thanksgiving Life

Build a Memory of Thanksgiving Kindness When you think of the words, “kindness” and “Thanksgiving” an image of food might come to mind. Maybe your...
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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...

Question On Quitting Ministry

Steve Sjogren is the founding pastor of Vineyard Community Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. He and his wife Janie started with a small group of...

Notable #Churchplanting Tweets

As a church planting nerd, I follow the hashtag #Churchplanting on Twitter. Here are just a few tweets that stood out to me in...

7 Potential Barriers to Sustained Church Growth

In church planting, we defied the “rules” of growth for several years. By rules I mean things which happen that naturally stall growth. They...

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...
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How Do I Connect With My City?

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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...

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...

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...

Killers that Stunt Your Personal and Organizational Growth

Turn around or growth are usually the result of some action taken by the leadership. Usually its not the little changes that kill a church,...

Lessons We Can Learn From Ants

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

Finding a Mentor

I met with my mentor yesterday.  Bryce Jessup, President Emeritus of William Jessup University, has kindly been my mentor for many years.  Three other...