X = T + E

How many times have you filled in those little square boxes or circles next to items on test forms? Have many times have you...

Contextual Assessment: An Irrefutable Principle of Leadership

Joseph, Joshua, Gideon, and Nehemiah, four Godly leaders in the Old Testament, each faced seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Of course, seemingly insurmountable and impossible obstacles...

My Mentor

I left Washington DC this morning after a marvelous week of church planting work and incredible networking. As I sat in the gate area,...

8.5 of My Favorite Mistakes of 2015

“Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly.” – G. K. Chesterton   I take a bit of time at the end of each year to take an...

“Ready, aim. Ready, aim. Ready, aim…”

Ready, aim. Ready, aim... Sometimes leaders come across like they are a stuttering, dyslexic firing squad – continually using this as the motto above. That’s all...

The Art of Resilience

How easily do you bounce back from a disappointment? What is your reaction to change?

Less Is More…

Like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates share in the Times article link below, I too have found that the key to success is to...

3.5 Simple but Effective Ways to Stop Sabotaging Yourself

Have you ever uttered any of these sentences? "I can't do it!" "That's way out of my league. I can’t possibly succeed at that.” “I tried that...

Quitting isn’t the Answer

As I write this blog baseball's World Series is happening between two teams that have not been a part of the "Big Show" in...

Come & See vs Go & Do Church

Every year I reread certain books. These books were light years ahead of anything out there at the time and are still relevant today....

Pastor’s Monday Morning Blues?

Pastors, if you are anything like me, Mondays can be tough. Tough in many ways. For starters, there is the physical recuperation that needs...

20 Quotes to Encourage Church Planters

I love quotes! I especially like quotes from people who have a track record. They inspire me to press forward even when the going...

Characteristics of a Successful Church Planter

Recently I did a post entitled - The 5 P’s of Church Planting The five P’s have been essential in the assessment process that God revealed...

Strengthened by Grace

Spiritual and church leadership is tough for even the best of leaders. Behind closed doors, every leader will admit being tired, frustrated, angry, depressed,...

The Dangerous Divide Between Theology and Practicality

In many corners of the church today, there’s an unhelpful and unhealthy division between theology and practical ministry. This division is damaging to both...

Leadership Development for Dummies

Sorry if the title is crude. No implication about anyone here. But leadership development may not be as difficult as we often make it...

Setting Life Goals Intro

I recently read an interesting book by Garry Kasparov titled How Life Imitates Chess. Kasparov won his first world-championship chess match in 1985 and...

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...

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...

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,...