Can you imagine what was running through Moses’ head as he stood there on the bank of the Nile waiting for Pharoah to arrive? (Exodus 7) I’m doing what God told me to do. (Kept on Repeat.) Uh, why didn’t I write that down? Did God say today or was it next week? Why didn’t God…… Continue reading Lead us to the river bank
Churches don’t reach people… People do. Maybe that’s a statement of the obvious for you. But if you read enough church blogs or look at enough books or listen to a bunch of pep talks you may begin to believe the lie that churches, their leaders, and their programs reach a lot of people. They…… Continue reading Churches don’t reach people…
A few weeks back I talked about a quick trip I made up to Irvine to do a video shoot with Dave Gibbons, pastor of Newsong Church. I was privileged that he made time for me and thought enough about YS to share some thoughts about why a youth ministry training event is still important…… Continue reading Cultivate Leaders in Tough Times
There are times when I realize that I’m not showing a ton of depth. Or maybe, it is that I get so pigeon-holed into being the person someone needs that I don’t get to exhibit depth. I feel that way right now. I’ve gotten ingrained here in San Diego as a social media geek. Within…… Continue reading More than a web guy, a lesson for church staff
I long to see this as a caveat for ministry job openings: Dominant alpha males need not apply. Dear Lord, let it come soon! I had three different conversations with or about lead pastors Thursday. Two were horrible and one was exhilarating. All three encounters lead me to express my frustration with alpha male senior…… Continue reading Alpha Male Pastors
One of the fascinating aspects of senior church leaders blogging is that you get an opportunity to see inside their minds a little. Sometimes it is encouraging and sometimes it is not. Recently, I’ve been disappointed by some comments and principles that would be considered unethical or illegal in the professional world in relation to…… Continue reading How Should Church Staff Be Treated?