Well, this past weekend was a milestone in my life. I graduated with my M.Div degree in Pastoral Studies over the weekend. I never thought that I would get a degree beyond a four-year degree, but with a bit of encouragement from some close friends, I started the process five years ago, and now am … Continue reading 3 Things I Plan To Do Now That Seminary Is Over!
There are so many good young leaders. If you do not think so, you need to subscribe to Thom Rainer's blog. You can do so here. Jonathan Howe writes for Thom and does a regular young influencer list, and the list continues to grow. Seminaries are full of young leaders who have tons of potential. … Continue reading 3 Things Every Young Leader Can Do Right Now
Every growing church must ask themselves as they expand: Should we hire from the outside or the inside? I believe that in many cases, building is better than buying. In other words, hire and develop within your church rather than hiring outside of your church. Now, some positions are entirely fine for hiring, but I … Continue reading 3 Benefits to Building Leaders instead of Buying Leaders
Continuing to update and grow your vision is one of the most difficult tasks that leaders face. Leaders are called to lead people to carry out the vision that they have. Vision is important? Why? People are attracted to organizations that have purpose. People follow vision driven people. Bottom line, if you want followers, you … Continue reading How to obtain a God sized Vision for your Church
One of the biggest questions that church planters must ask is should they go permanent or portable with their facility. Hopefully in this post, I can give you some insight on the positives of portable churches.
Every pastor wants their church to grow. No pastor sits around desiring for his church to stay exactly where it is and never grow. Now before we go further, I am criticizing small churches. I love small churches. As I have talked with small church pastors, they all want their church to grow though. The … Continue reading 5 Reasons Some Churches Don’t Grow
Every successful church or successful organization does not become successful without evaluating itself. Evaluation is critical to be successful. You must evaluate everything. What you desire to replicate, you should evaluate! [Click to Tweet] If becoming a successful church requires evaluation, it is important that we are evaluating the important goals that we intend to … Continue reading Metrics your Church Should be Measuring