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 … Continue reading 5 Ways To Protect Your Integrity As A Leader

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

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 … Continue reading 3 Ideas For Developing a Leadership Pipeline In Your Church

Three Of The Best Leadership Principles That I Have Learned

I have been in leadership for over 10 years. In those years, I have learned so many principles that have shaped the way that I lead today. Many of which I have learned by failure, I am sad to say. You could write a hundred posts about leadership principles, and never run out of content, … Continue reading Three Of The Best Leadership Principles That I Have Learned

Leading Yourself Well

Leaders love leading. They cannot run from it, leadership finds them. When we talk about leading, we usually are referring to others, right? Well, there is an idea that I want to propose to you wherever you are in leadership right now. Here it is: You cannot lead others well or be led by someone … Continue reading Leading Yourself Well

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

How To Know When To Cancel Church

This  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