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...