How To Make The Most Of Your Time

This is my first “time management” post of my brief blogging career. Seriously. Look back at the archives, and you won’t find one. The reason I have never wrote on this subject is because I felt like I should not be writing about something that I am not doing a very good job of. Time management has always been a bit of an issue for me. It is not that I am not a hard worker, I am. It is not that I am not that organized, I am. It is not that I am lazy, because I am not. … Continue reading How To Make The Most Of Your Time

4 Steps To Keep Growing

Happy New Year! I cannot believe that 2019 is finally here. 2018 has come and gone. I feel as I get older, the years pass by faster and faster. I love January, because it is a time where everyone seems to be evaluating themselves. It is a time for self-evaluation and self-improvement. Now, I don’t know if you are a big on New Years Resolutions or not? Some of you set so many goals that it is impossible to achieve them all in a year. Some of you make resolutions that don’t even make it into the New Year. Some … Continue reading 4 Steps To Keep Growing

Book Review – Insider / Outsider by Bryan Loritts

I am a big Bryan Loritts fan. So when I saw this book, I immediately wanted to check it out. Not only am I a Loritts fan, but being a pastor, the subject of Bryan’s recent book is such  hot button issue that I needed to check it out. The book did not disappoint. In fact, Loritts writes with a inspiring, transparent, and authentic tone to his journey as a black evangelical in a predominately white evangelical culture. The book is eye opening as well as deeply convicting at times. It is a decent sized book, not took long, but … Continue reading Book Review – Insider / Outsider by Bryan Loritts

5 Ways To Protect Your Integrity As A Leader

Character matters. I think we would all agree. In fact, I would argue that it matters more today than ever before. Don’t believe me: look at politics. Look at several stories of leaders in the evangelical circle who lacked integrity. The sad thing is that I could write far too many stories about leaders within the church, our political system, or sports who had a much different private life than people saw in their public life. It is a shame when people are more surprised by an act of integrity than a lack of integrity. It is sad when scandals … Continue reading 5 Ways To Protect Your Integrity As A Leader

3 Mindset Shifts You Must Have The Further You Go Up In Leadership In Your Organization

Everyone that I talk with has a desire to grow up in their leadership. Not many leaders want to just stay where they are at. I think that many leaders believe that growth requires more ability or more experience. Although, this is a part of it, I think moving up in leadership requires more than just your competency or experience. I am noticing that as I grow up in leadership, it requires a different way of thinking. We must think differently the further we move up in our organization. I want to share three mindset shifts that must change the … Continue reading 3 Mindset Shifts You Must Have The Further You Go Up In Leadership In Your Organization

Book Review – More by Todd Wilson

Calling. We all want it, and we all have some form of calling on our life. Everyone’s calling looks a bit different, and it is important that we evaluate how we are currently pursuing the calling that God has placed on our life. In his book More, Todd Wilson unpacks how to identify your personal calling in life and how you can begin (if you are not currently doing so) pursuing your calling. Be –>Do –> Go  This was the overwhelming theme of the book so it is no surprise that it stuck out to me the most. The first … Continue reading Book Review – More by Todd Wilson

3 Ideas For Developing a Leadership Pipeline In Your Church

You know, I have never met a pastor who does not want their church to grow. All pastors desire for their church to grow (at least I hope they do). In order to grow and have sustainable growth, you must develop a culture of leadership in your church. You cannot simply do everything yourself and grow. Sure doing everything yourself may grow your church to 200, but I doubt you get beyond that without developing leaders around you. The question that has boggled my mind lately though is this: If leadership development is so important, why are churches not better … Continue reading 3 Ideas For Developing a Leadership Pipeline In Your Church