Entries Categorized as 'Leadership Blog'

Impacted By God’s Word

Date June 13, 2017

Some verses just make a bigger impact in my life than others. How about you? Sure they do! When this verse comes across my path each year in my Bible reading, it causes me to stop and evaluate some things. Do I believe this? Am I seeing this play out in my daily life? Which […]

Questions to Ask Before You Take an Associate Position

Date June 1, 2017

Recently a good friend asked whether he should take a position that’s been offered to him. As I took some time thinking about this, I considered this is his first foray into a church ministry staff position. Since he’s young, I wanted to give him “wise counsel;” after all, this step could affect his long-term future and life. Here’s […]

Invasion Requires a Life of Endurance!

Date May 16, 2017

“And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.” […]

I Will Not Be Shaken!

Date May 9, 2017

As Hurricane Frances bore down on the Caribbean, I was living in Miami. So many emotions go through you when you realize that all that you own, and have accumulated over the years, could be destroyed in a matter of hours. And yet, this Great and Mighty God we serve has allowed us to experience […]

Mark Out a Straight Path!

Date May 3, 2017

“Avoid all perverse talk; stay away from corrupt speech. Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you. Mark out a straight path for your feet; stay on the safe path. Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil.” (Proverbs 4:24–27, NLT) As God seeks to transform me into the image […]

Order Now! Start An Outreach Movement This Summer!

Date April 13, 2017

Eagles don’t flock! You have to gather them. Eagles soar in a specific habitat conducive to their nature. If you want to gather eagles, you will have to create an environment where they want to be. Gathering Missional Leaders explores the elements necessary to build the habitat that will attract a strong and vibrant coalition […]

3 Steps I Use to Communicate God’s Word to Others

Date April 4, 2017

  Often I’m asked questions about what I do to bring clarity to the Biblical teachings. For me, I follow a three-step process. Perhaps they will be helpful to you. Phase One: Search and seek. This is the discipline of entering into God’s Word daily to discover afresh God’s wisdom, will, and whim.  In this phase, […]

Walking By Faith or By Sight?

Date November 1, 2016

All this past week I have been thinking about this verse. Perhaps I should say, I have been thinking about the reality of this verse. And maybe its been longer than the past week. Either way, what does “walking by faith, not by sight,” look like? In the midst of my ponderings, I have come […]

Discerning Hearts Through Questions

Date October 17, 2016

Often, as servant leaders, we try to be nice. And that’s a good thing. But, there are some nasty people in our lives, and they don’t all come with signs around their necks saying, “I’m nasty!” or “I’m out to get you!” So, what is a good way to discern between the genuine and the […]

Which English Translation Should I Read?

Date August 25, 2015

Recently I was asked, “What’s your favorite bible/version?” My response went as follows … Having read almost every English version, and now on my 38th pass cover-to-cover, the question depends on the purpose I’m reading. My favorites: NLT – Reading and getting the essence of the thought. HCSB and ESV – When I want a […]