Let me paint for you a picture. It’s one that I live in real time on a somewhat regular basis, it’s something I, from here on out will, refer to as Church Planter’s Groundhog Day: It’s Wednesday afternoon, 4p. I am sitting in a local pub (Starbucks was so [...]
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Yesterday was a monumental day in the life of Disciples Church. If you had been there you would immediately say it was because of all the baptisms we did during the service, in fact we did more baptisms in yesterday's service than we have done in our first two years [...]
Proverbs 16:15 When the king smiles, there is life; his favor refreshes like a spring rain. We could all learn a thing or two from a good kindergarten teacher: Recently I helped in my kids classes at school and was impressed with all of their teachers and the great [...]
If you've been a leader for more than about 15 minutes you have a story or two of surviving challenges. And if you've been leading a while, the likelihood is this: You've survived your share of significant challenges, and tragically seen some leaders crushed by their own challenges. In the [...]
Watching someone spin a plate is pretty cool. It's not too much different from spinning a basketball on your finger tip. It's an impressive trick. I went to a Harlem Globetrotters game once and saw this trick first hand, no pun intended, well maybe it was. In any case, it [...]
Two weeks ago I had the privilege to make the trip from sunny California, where God is, to spend a few days in Dallas, where He is obviously...not. While there, I was at the Monday Night Football game when the Cowboys narrowly defeated their divisional rivals The Redskins. Now let [...]
I messed up. I owe you an explanation. These are the first eight words of an email I received on Monday. I have to be honest, even in all the emails that I get as a church leader, I have never received that one, ever. The only thing more [...]
As a former athlete and current church planter I am well acquainted with the idea of 'playing injured'. As a full time road cyclist I raced with broken bones, separated joints, tendonitis, fevers and worse. As a church planter I have given talks on joy when I was sad. I [...]
As a leader, especially a church leader, discouragement is something with which I am well acquainted. In some ways it is the commodity we trade in, you work hard to keep those you lead encouraged, so momentum continues. You spend even more time trying to lift UP those who are [...]
Ever seen a bulldozer do it's work on an old house, dead tree or mountain of dirt? It's a sight to be seen, and if you have little kids it's especially fun. The smell of diesel fuel being drank by the gallon, exhaust spewing black smoke and big stuff getting [...]