If I could give one piece of advice for all leaders, it is this: BE YOURSELF! Be you. Stop trying to be someone else. Stop comparing yourself with everyone else. Just be you. Be the very best version of you that you possibly can be. I love technology, but one negative result of the rise of technology is that it is so easy to see the success of others and compare yourself with them. You begin to wonder what is different about them that made them so successful. You then start to try to be them in how you dress, … Continue reading Leaders: Stop Comparing Yourself With Others!
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
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
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 must have a vision. You must have a dream for where you are taking the organization that you are leading. So, where does this vision come from? Where do the dreams come from, and how can you obtain the God sized dreams and vision for … Continue reading How to obtain a God sized Vision for your Church
As I write this, my heart is heavy. My heart is broken for Perry Noble and Newspring Church. If you have not heard yet, you will soon- Perry Noble was removed from the senior pastor position at the church that … Continue reading 3 Things Pastors Need in Their Personal Lives
We all want unchurched people attending our church every weekend! In fact, you should have unchurched people attending your church every weekend. Healthy churches have unchurched people in attendance each weekend. I am privileged and honored to serve at a … Continue reading 5 Things Unchurched People Expect When They Visit Your Church
All pastors want longevity. No Pastor (at least I hope not) goes into a position wanting to leave soon. All pastors want to be in the ministry long term. I am right there with you, but I have learned in my short years of ministry that there are a few things that must happen before longevity happens. Separate your work and family– Leave the work at the office. Do not bring it home. If you go home, and are working while at home, this is a sign you are not going to make it. You need your family and your … Continue reading 3 Necessities for Pastors to Experience Longevity