In 2014, our church launched its second location. Our church has been in the city of Jacksonville for over 100 years, and we have always had a vision of reaching the entire city. We felt that in order to continue with the vision of reaching our city in the modern church context, we must embrace multi site church. So, we set out on this journey and launched a campus about 15 miles away in a growing part of our city. The campus would start in a portable facility, an elementary school. We are four years in and preparing to launch … Continue reading 4 Tips For Making Multi-Site Work
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!
So you work in a church? Great, but you have probably experienced seasons of discouragement that make you want to quit. Being a church leader is like many jobs in that they are stressful, but it is a different type of stress. You cannot walk away from the stress. You take it home with you and see the people who give you stress on the weekends. You are called to ministry so you have an emotional and spiritual connection that is deep. Your life is centered around the church. You are alone. There is pressure to live up to a … Continue reading 4 Reminders For Church Leaders To Experience Longevity
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
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
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
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