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January 17, 2019

How To Build A Championship Level Ministry Team

January 17, 2019

One of my greatest joys in ministry is being part of a team. I am a firm believer that a healthy and high functioning team can accomplish exponentially more than even the most talented individuals. I was reminded of this a couple of weekends ago when my student ministry team led a winter retreat for […]

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January 10, 2019

Nine Ways To Promote Longevity With Ministry Volunteers

January 10, 2019

Recently, a youth pastor in my area met me for lunch in order to ask me one simple question. “How in the world do you get your volunteers to commit to 4 or sometimes even 7 years?” This is a really good and important question. I would argue that almost nothing we do in student […]

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January 3, 2019

Seven Church Leadership Resolutions For 2019

January 3, 2019

Hey, welcome to the New Year! It’s that season where we reflect on what went down last year and plan for how we want to live better in the next. With that in mind, I thought I would share my 7 leadership resolutions for 2019. Why 7? Well, 7 is the number of perfection of […]

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December 27, 2018

Merry Christmas From Our Founder

December 27, 2018

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December 20, 2018

How To Lead A Great One-On-One Meeting In Ministry

December 20, 2018

Last week, I met up with a friend and former teammate to catch up and talk about the challenges of managing people. While talking, we got into the topic of leading one-on-ones. We both agreed that when asked about one-on-ones, most managers throw up their hands and say, “I don’t know what I’m doing!” And […]

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December 13, 2018

Why Alignment In Ministry Matters

December 13, 2018

Have you ever driven a car that is out of alignment? You can sense that something isn’t right with the way the car is steering and then you take your hand off the wheel and the car veers hard toward the side of the road. Something is way off! Two major problems come to mind […]

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December 6, 2018

5 Ways To Improve Hospitality At Your Church

December 6, 2018

Something that is on my mind right now because of the Christmas season is hospitality. Here’s why: most of our churches will serve a bunch of guests this holiday season. Last year, we served something like 25% more people on Christmas weekend than normal. I’m guessing your experience will be similar. Many of these people […]

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November 29, 2018

How To Make Better Decisions In Ministry

November 29, 2018

I hate making the wrong decision. It makes me look dumb and it sets the organization back. It usually costs money and erodes trust in leadership. And yet, even with the best of intentions, I still make the wrong call from time to time. I’m sure you can relate. I don’t know about you, but […]

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November 15, 2018

How To Create Amazing Ministry Content (Part 2)

November 15, 2018

This week I’m continuing a previous post on how to create amazing content. In these posts, I’m attempting to be helpful by sharing my creative process. If you missed part one, you can check it out here. A quick summary of where we have been: My creative process begins with focused research and white space. […]

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November 8, 2018

How To Create Amazing Ministry Content (Part 1)

November 8, 2018

One of the most common comments I hear after preaching is, “How do you preach a 40 minute sermon without notes?” People tend to be dumbfounded that I, and others who preach at our church, can do this. The honest truth is that I think anyone could because it has to do with the creative […]

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