Leaders Make the Tough Decisions

Leaders Make the 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 movement. When you fail to make a decision, you’re actually making a decision so pray and ask God for...
Life Lesson From Ruth

Life Lesson From Ruth

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 stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.” -Ruth 1:16 (NIV) Ruth was a Moabite woman that married into an Israelite family. After...
Beyond Leadership 101

Beyond Leadership 101

Before we get into the nitty-gritty of effective leadership, let’s make sure we’re all on the same page regarding what a leader actually is. There are a thousand definitions of leadership, and we want to ensure that we’re all speaking the same language. John Maxwell...
10 Life Lessons – Lived and Learned

10 Life Lessons – Lived and Learned

Turning fifty was a tough year for me. This year I turned 52 years old, and I have a different mindset with regards to age. I don’t view it simply as getting older but rather years of gaining wisdom. I’ve heard it said that common sense isn’t so common...
Relaunch ~ Replant ~ Renew

Relaunch ~ Replant ~ Renew

Dictionary.com defines replanting: “To plant (something) again or in a new place…” With regards to a church replant, a church avoids permanent death by recognizing it will no longer flourish unless conditions are drastically changed to facilitate growth. Here are some...
13 Ways to Get Motivated

13 Ways to Get Motivated

Do you need a booster shot of motivation? Here are thirteen ways that I find helpful 🙂 1) Reward yourself for reaching specific goals. Give yourself something to look forward to! It could be something as simple as a new shirt or as elaborate as a trip to Asia. Maybe...
5 Recommended Blog Posts of the Week

5 Recommended Blog Posts of the Week

I start most of my days with scripture reading, a devotional of some sort, grab some coffee and I read a few blog articles. Here are a few that I read this past week that I think are well written and helpful to pastors, church leaders and those who have a heart to...
Praying For Your Ministry

Praying For Your Ministry

Praying For Your Ministry I know a few Christians who were taught that it is selfish to ask God for anything. I understand they feel like they are blessed and in their humble way just standing in the gap for others. Here’s the thing:  I can’t find that in...
15 Encouraging Quotes for Pastors

15 Encouraging Quotes for Pastors

I love quotes! I especially enjoy quick quotes of encouragement. As a pastor, there are times when I get tired, weary, and downright discouraged. To get me out of that funk, I turn to a combination of praise and worship music, scripture, and quotes from fellow...

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