Nothing I Can Do About It

Mrs. Jeralean Talley of Detroit, Michigan recently celebrated her 116th birthday, making her the oldest living person in the world. Imagine the things she has seen over the course of her life. All the people she has met, news she has witnessed, events that have occurred during her lifespan surely make for compelling stories.

When asked […]

By |May 25th, 2015|

Check Your Inbox

My client email list allows me to send out emails several times a week. I am able to track which subscribers have opened up the emails I send. Sometimes, people say they read my emails when I know they have not. Awkward, right?

I can also tell who has not read them because they ask […]

By |May 5th, 2015|

4 Words of Encouragement for the Ministry Leader

In my last post I wrote about 4 Catastrophic Comments frequently spoken by contemporary pastors. Today I want to encourage you in your ministry by sharing a few words every pastor should hear.

You Are Making a Difference. Often the pastor or ministry leader finds himself wondering whether or not he is making a difference, especially when the […]

By |April 22nd, 2015|

4 Catastrophic Comments from the Contemporary Preacher

As I begin to expand in consulting brothers and sisters in ministry, I am hearing several comments that have woven their way into the mindset of many pastors. Here are “4 Catastrophic Comments Contemporary Pastors Tell Themselves”

1. “I Deserve More”. There is nothing wrong with wanting more for your ministry, church, and those you serve, but the line is […]

By |April 18th, 2015|

After Easter Tips

Whew! Another Easter Sunday has passed and prayerfully, it was a tremendous victory for the kingdom. Now it is time to nurture, develop, and mobilize those new converts, and ride that wave of momentum built up this past weekend. Here are five areas of assessment I want to suggest as you move forward.

Affirm the Staff […]

By |April 7th, 2015|

5 Signs of a Good 2nd Man

For many pastors, finding good help in any area of ministry proves difficult. Finding a qualified, capable Assistant (or Executive) Pastor is even more complicated. The person has to truly embrace the role of being the 2nd man which frees the pastor up for casting vision and ministering the word. Here are 5 signs to look […]

By |March 30th, 2015|

Easter Checklist

Easter is almost here and you are probably prepping for the big day. You will see people on that day who have not been to church in a while or have never been to church. You will see little girls dressed up in frilly dresses and boys in nice little suits with crooked ties. You might even see […]

By |March 24th, 2015|

Get Out of My Face!

In First Corinthians, Paul quoted the Greek poet Menander when he wrote, “Bad company corrupts good character”. It matters who we allow into our lives. As a leader, you may find yourself surrounded by people who are overbearing, crass, or downright irritating. Would you believe even these people can help you become a better leader?

Forbes Magazine published an article entitled […]

By |March 20th, 2015|

How Come You Don’t Call Me?

Imagine a person made the effort to find out about your church. She visited the website, got all dressed up on Sunday and attended. She hugged strangers during fellowship, stood when you told her to stand, collected her free CD of that day’s message, gave to the offering and after returning home, she told all her friends about the experience she had.

The next day she received […]

By |March 16th, 2015|

When You Think of Easter, Think of Akeem!

Most of us remember this scene from the movie Coming to America in which Prince Akeem meets Lisa McDowell for the first time (if not, click the image for a quick laugh). Though Akeem can change Lisa’s life forever, his first encounter with her leaves a strange impression. Instead of wowing her with his charm, he is […]

By |March 11th, 2015|