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 [...]
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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 [...]
Last night while watching a documentary, The Pixar Story, I was reminded of an important leadership practice. In the course of the documentary, John Lasseter, founder of Pixar and current Chief Creative Officer of Disney, made a statement about what he calls "UNPLANNED COLLABORATION". It is this [...]
We've all heard the term, 'addition by subtraction'. As a church leader there are times when the best way you can lead your organization to the "next level" is to remove a few variables. Most notably, to ask some people to leave. This is true, and also NOT the topic [...]
As a leader your life is under the microscope. There are likely days when you feel your every move is watched, scrutinized and dissected. Grab your kids arm too firm in the mall, and if your luck is like mine, the people who saw it are the husband [...]
Recently I found myself sitting over coffee with a young and insightful leader who burns with passion, albeit cynical passion, for Christ's church. It's a conversation I've had countless times in the last two years as a first-time church planter. It's a cynicism, which, to some degree I understand. I [...]
This past Sunday we served communion at Disciples Church. This worship experience is one that has been celebrated since the Last Supper of Christ as a reminder of the price Jesus paid, illustrating our privilege to connect with Him directly. We take a small piece of bread and [...]