8 Things to Do Immediately After Easter

Easter Sunday has passed and prayerfully, it was a tremendous victory for the kingdom and your church. Now it is time to nurture, develop, and mobilize those new converts, and ride the wave of momentum built up this past weekend. Here are eight things you must not miss as you move forward:

Affirm the Staff and Volunteers. Quite a bit […]

By |April 17th, 2017|

Ministering to Millennials

Dad: “If you were on your own, not required to go to church, would you still go?”

Kids: “Probably not.”

The words of my teenage children stung in the core of my spirit. I immediately felt the need to chastise them for giving such a damning response but the Holy Spirit helped me push a bit further. When asked […]

By |April 10th, 2017|

7 Ways to Critique Without Crushing Spirits

Giving feedback is a delicate part of being a leader. It is far too easy to cross the line between offering a healthy critique and crushing a person’s spirit. Many leaders themselves are never coached on how they offer feedback to subordinates. As a result, even the most well intentioned leader can end up coming across as harsh or unreasonable. Here […]

By |November 14th, 2016|

6 Signs Your Organization’s Pace Is Too Fast

Pace can make or break the progress of an organization. If a church, business, or institution moves too slow, competitive edge is lost. Remember Circuit City, the electronics business that didn’t adjust quickly enough to the booming online sales industry? Or what about Blockbuster Video that missed the rising popularity of accessing movies digitally? Moving too […]

By |May 5th, 2016|

5 Days to Give Your Team to Boost Morale

Do you want to be the best possible leader you can be? How about earning a reputation for being the coolest boss ever? Maybe those things are not your motivation but I am sure you want to ensure good morale around the office. Good morale leads to productivity and longer tenure among employees and volunteers. […]

By |January 26th, 2016|

7 Things That Can Sabotage Your Day

Have you ever started off your day with a productive list of tasks only to find your plans derailed by the time you have your morning cup of coffee at Starbucks? Leaders face numerous obstacles and distractions that can keep us from tangible results. The effective leader must stay alert and watch out for potential hurdles that will […]

By |November 4th, 2015|

3 Benefits to Working on Church Staff

Over 20 years, I served in various church and ministry staff positions including associate minister, youth pastor, and missions pastor. I also headed a para-church ministry (Young Life) working with urban youth. I worked each of these positions prior to taking the helm as senior pastor. As a result, I gained valuable experience that prepared me […]

By |September 28th, 2015|

Don’t Let the Front Row Fool You

Over the past several months, I have been able to visit various church services and listen to numerous sermons. I have heard great messages and some that needed work, but I always appreciated the word that went forth. For my experiment I intentionally sat in the back of the church or at an angle. I did this […]

By |August 29th, 2015|

5 People Typically on a Team

This summer I have spent quite a bit of time in Houston, Texas working with my friends at Higher Dimension Church. Pastor Terrence Johnson and his team are a creative and lively group of people who have been a blessing to observe. Each team member has a unique skill set and approach to ministry that creates a flow […]

By |July 22nd, 2015|

5 Topics Every Church Should Address

A few years ago, as I sat in a Starbucks, typing away on my computer, working on a sermon. I paused to pray and ask God to help me with what I believed to be a hot sermon. I felt in my spirit an instruction to take a moment and listen to the people around me. The […]

By |June 26th, 2015|