7 Tips To Make The Most Out Of Your Parent Meeting

As I talk with other student pastors, I find that one of the most frustrating things in student ministry is leading a successful parent meeting. The reasons that this is difficult and frustrating are varied. Parents do not attend the meetings Parents seem to be bored when they attend I cannot seem to engage parents … Continue reading 7 Tips To Make The Most Out Of Your Parent Meeting

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How To Know When To Cancel Church

ThisĀ  past weekend, our church was faced with a tough decision, should we cancel church because of Hurricane Irma? Our church is in the Jacksonville, FL area where the hit should not be too damaging (hopefully). So the decision was hard for us because of a number of reasons: The storm wasn't hitting Jacksonville until … Continue reading How To Know When To Cancel Church

10 Values Of Great Leaders

When you look deep into any successful organization or church, there is an overwhelming theme that all of them have and it is this: Good Leadership! The reality is that not all leaders are good leaders. In fact, some who hold leadership positions are really not that great at all. If you look at the … Continue reading 10 Values Of Great Leaders

5 Practices Of Healthy Leaders

Have you ever wondered how high capacity leaders got to where they are? I mean did it just happen overnight, was it a natural God given talent, or did they have to work to get to where they are? From my perspective, I believe that high capacity leaders have habits that they do which has … Continue reading 5 Practices Of Healthy Leaders

5 Ways To Frustrate The People You Lead

Every leader has an impact on the team that they lead. You can try to run away from this reality, but at the end of the day, you leave an impact on your team. The key question leaders must ask themselves is if the impact is a good or bad one. Every leader wants their … Continue reading 5 Ways To Frustrate The People You Lead

If I Could Have A Conversation With My Younger Self, Here Is What I Would Say

Last month I turned 32 years old. As I teach my college class, I am realizing very quickly that I am aging faster than I feel. I recognize that there are many reading this that are much older than me, but one thing that all of us have in common is this: as we age, … Continue reading If I Could Have A Conversation With My Younger Self, Here Is What I Would Say

4 Values Of Every Connections Team Member At Our Church

Craig Groeschel said recently in a podcast that culture eats strategy for breakfast. If this is true, and I believe every successful organization would say yes, then what should our culture be like? What values should our organization or church hold to so that we have a good culture? Every church has different things that … Continue reading 4 Values Of Every Connections Team Member At Our Church