2014 Ministry Trends

Back at the beginning of the year, Carey Nieuwhof published this info-graph highlighting some of the major trends he believes churches can't ignore in 2014. Now that we are at the half-way point of 2014, I want to revisit these trends to see where the church stands. Honestly, I couldn't agree more with Carey's observations. These … Continue reading 2014 Ministry Trends

6 Characteristics Of Leaders That Move The Ball Down The Field

I know it’s only pre-season football, but the fact that it’s on TV makes me excited for the upcoming season. Tonight I watched Matt Ryan and Joe Flaco successfully lead their teams for touchdowns in back to back drives. Football is the ultimate team sport and can teach us invaluable lessons about life and leadership. … Continue reading 6 Characteristics Of Leaders That Move The Ball Down The Field

For the Gospel to Stay the Same It has to Change

“Water is a liquid that fills the shape of any receptacle. As long as we trust the water and don’t tamper with the recipe—don’t dilute it, thicken it, or separate its ingredients—the content can remain the same while containers change… I am a virtual fundamentalist about content. I am a virtual libertarian about containers. Only … Continue reading For the Gospel to Stay the Same It has to Change

A Formula For Leading Change In The Church

If you’re a leader in a local church, you know that change does not always come easy. Let’s face it, often times it is downright hard to bring about change in the church. Time and time again, change initiatives fail and the leader is left wondering what went wrong. What if I told you there … Continue reading A Formula For Leading Change In The Church

Change From The Inside Out

What we seek and what we think ultimately determine who we are. Here’s how this principle works: Our thoughts shape our desires. Our desires direct our pursuits. Our pursuits determine who we are. So, if we want to change who we are becoming we have to begin by changing what we are pursuing. To change … Continue reading Change From The Inside Out