Where Is The Best Place To Plant a Church?

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 is the best place to plant a church?” When I dig a bit deeper I understand the heart of the question. Almost without...
The Power of Laughter

The Power of Laughter

A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22 (NAS) Here is the same verse from The Message (paraphrase Bible: A cheerful disposition is good for your health; gloom and doom leave you bone-tired.   It is now known in the...
Show Up Filled Up By Practicing Self Care

Show Up Filled Up By Practicing Self Care

“Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray.” – Matthew 14:22-23, NIV As pastors and leaders, we deal with...
When You Face Discouragement…

When You Face Discouragement…

“Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” – 2 Kings 6:16, NIV The King of Aram was determined to capture the nation of Israel. He set an ambush and waited for the king’s men. Israel’s troops showed up…but...
Possibly TMI

Possibly TMI

Let me give you insight into what just happened to me. My intention was to go into my bathroom and take a shower. Meaning I wanted to clean myself off. But when I got into the shower my mind started thinking about things that were coming up soon. After a few minutes...
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...

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