Through The Good, Bad and Ugly

But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you...

Steve Sjogren Shares His Near-death Experience

Ever wondered what is after this life? In this interview, Steve Sjogren shares his near-death experience with us. John & Carol Arnott interviewed Steve Sjogren...

Living With Turnover

One of the most discouraging aspects of planting churches is the fact that most people who start with you leave early on. Why does this...

Don’t Give Up -Sync!

  I've had one of those weeks when everywhere I turn, I've heard or read some version of Paul's verse in Galatians, "Let us not...

Becoming A Minimalist Pastor

We would all agree that the worst possible rut to ever be in as a Pastor is living in a perpetual state of distraction,...

You Need A Sidekick

Every Monday I post one of The Basics. The Basics are simple steps every church can take to grow. They are the same steps that led...

4 Types Of People Who Give Anonymous Criticism

As a leader for over 30 years, I’ve received my share of criticism. It comes with leadership. If you aren’t receiving criticism — you...

7 Personal Disciplines: A 90 Day Challenge

I’ve always been considered a fairly disciplined person. There are certain disciplines that have made me who I am today. In especially busy or stressful...

Five Ways to Develop Margin in Your Life

If you look up the definition of margin, you’ll get a few different answers. The edge or border of something. The amount by which...

5 Reasons a Pastor May Not Be Leading Well

I remember talking with a concerned man about his church. He was concerned the church was wasting a lot of resources and accomplishing little...

What To Do When You Lose Confidence In Yourself

Notice I did not say IF you lose confidence in yourself. I said WHEN you lose confidence in yourself. It’s going to happen. You WILL lose...

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...

How to Deal with Disgruntled Church Members Part 2

The path disgruntled church members take to process and air their grievances is just as common as the accusations themselves. Step #1: “I’m hurt.” It always...

How to Deal with Disgruntled Church Members Part 1

Think of the name of a person who recently told you they’re unhappy and thinking about leaving your church. Would you believe me if I...