Four opportunities the virus gave the local church
March 13th, 2020
There is no doubt the world is in a state of panic and fear. Many times we think that we are immortal and can stand against anything life throws at us. The virus is showing us that intellect, money, f...
Defeating Your Pastoral Worry
March 13th, 2020
Worry is like a rocking chair; it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere. A study has said that 97% of what you worry over is not much more than a fearful mind punishing you with exagge...
IS CHANGING CULTURE OUR JOB?
March 13th, 2020
Like many Christians, every year, I read through my Bible. I found myself in the book of Leviticus, where God is saying do not do these “detestable things” to a new people he was forming. It got me th...
The VirUS is not for all of US
March 5th, 2020
I am sure you are well aware that the Coronavirus has made its way into the countryand region. While the risk is very low, I want you to know that I am asking everyone to keep us safe. We love people ...
Defining Your Spiritual Legacy
February 3rd, 2020
We are not going to last forever, but our legacy lives in the people we impact the most. Spiritual leaders can have confidence from God and express it to others. Your leadership affects others in the ...
Do You Pray for Other Churches?
January 30th, 2020
Praying is biblical. Praying for other churches is biblical. Yet for almost 20 years, I’ve noticed a trend of competition among pastors and churches. Does God really want His churches to be in competi...
10 Reactive Lies People Tell in the Workplace
January 16th, 2020
Lying is deceptive and evil. Jesus made it clear when he said Satan is the father of lies (John 8:44). Everyone clearly recognizes a blatant lie, but then there are the lies that come in the form of s...
Six Actions for a Better Year
January 4th, 2020
As I reflect on last year, I realized that I need to pray more. Don’t get me wrong, I pray, but I need to do it more. I pray for people, pray with people, pray over people. Still, it seems that my int...
Mastering the Art of Holiday Communication
December 13th, 2019
One of the hardest times of year to communicate well with others is at the end of the year and the beginning of the next. We find ourselves in a busy speed zone where we are moving from one thing to t...
Five Components to Discipleship
November 20th, 2019
I did not grow up in church, but at 24 years old, I found Jesus Christ. Jesus is the truth and was the truth for me. He became my focus, and as I read my Bible, I did what it said to do. Over time, I ...
Your First Week of Revitalization
November 14th, 2019
Your first week of revitalization is essential. Knowing this, you must immediately begin to think proactively and plan to build alignment for future success. You will never get this time again, so it ...
Three Engagements for North American Churches
November 7th, 2019
Today there is a growing movement towards church replanting and revitalization in North America. Some organizations are on the frontlines of this movement like Church Answers, Renovate, Revitalize Net...
Fighting Fear, Frustration, Fatigue, and Fog
December 30th, 2020
Six Scorecard Flips of Ministry
December 4th, 2020
Seven Insights for Evaluating a Mission Statement
November 13th, 2020
FIVE PRAYER STEPS FOR REVITALIZED LIVING
November 6th, 2020
Ten Revival Ingredients for America
September 26th, 2020