3 Things That Are Often Unclear On a Healthy Team

Clarity is often king in organizational dynamics. Words do matter and clear communication is vital for healthy teams. As hard as it is for...

4 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.” ...

Small Town Worship

If I were to ask you what’s the one area in your church that could use the most help, what would you say? If...

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...

Micro Church – Mindsets and Meeting Places

Getting Started Many churches start in homes or coffee shops. Sometimes these were intentional and other times a simple Bible study morphed into a church...

Six Reasons Leaders Avoid Change

I was recently flipping through the radio stations in my car when I came across one of my favorite Pearl Jam songs. The band...

A Huge Reason We Can Expect Smaller Crowds Upon Church Reentry

One reason we can expect smaller crowds upon church reentry is not the virus. That’s part of it for sure. It makes sense. Especially...

7 Phrases to Ban When Trying to Discover New Ideas

The best ideas in an organizational setting often come by getting a group together and searching for new ideas or ways of doing things....

Gadgets and Helpful Things

I haven't shared the list of my top resources in quite a while so I figured it was time to do so. These are...

Quick Tips For Starting A Worship Team From Scratch

There's no doubt that every pastor starts out with a whole lot of questions, especially at the beginning of the church planting process. The...

Half of All Churches in America are Growing During this Crisis???

How amazing is that? We went from around 10 percent of churches experiencing growth to 50 percent, and all it took was a global...

How To Create Compelling Sermon Titles

Here’s a quick and easy process to follow that will help you generate compelling sermon titles every week: 1. Title Your Message Only After You...

Pastoring In A Time of Crisis

The purpose of the church is to reach those who are far from Christ and to help them become true disciples. The hope is...

Where Is The Best Place To Plant a Church?

I oftentimes hear from aspiring church planters and the topic of location comes up in the conversation. They usually ask the question - ”where...

7 Essentials in Facilitating a Church Merger

I am a fan of church mergers. It takes Kingdom-minded people to be willing to humble themselves and carry through with the blending of...

Going Back to Your Home Church: To Go or Not to...

Every now and then I get asked the question, “Should I go back and revitalize my home church?” This is a good question and...

One Sure Way to Attract Leaders

I learned in church revitalization that many times entrepreneurial type leaders disappear when things aren’t working well. People who like big visions and want...

Survival is Suicidal

One guarantee: If survival is the goal of a church, then death is the inevitable outcome. Survival is “all about us.” When a church is...

Jesus and Gardening

Even though I grew up on a farm, I know very little about gardening. To be honest, most vegetables and I don’t get along....

Mastering Tough Decisions

According to John Maxwell - everything rises and falls on leadership. Leadership consists of making decisions. Decisions are the genesis of progress and forward...