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
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
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
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
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
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
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!