Why the Church is Seen as a Threat

Beginning with the early church, Christians have often been viewed as a threat to the social order. Tim Keller shows how the reason for that threat has shifted in today's culture.

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

#9 – Productive Conflict

"Productive conflict" seems like an oxymoron to most teams. If you’re anything like me, the words “productive” and “conflict” don’t seem like they should even be in the same sentence, unless, of course, that sentence reads something like: “Conflict is not productive.” But think about it, all great relationships...the ones that last for the long … Continue reading #9 – Productive Conflict

Leadership in 140 Characters

Here are the top 10 most clicked and re-tweeted leadership post from my twitter feed this week. These posts deal with creating a healthy culture in your church or organization. It is well worth your time to check out these posts. Enjoy! 5 Biggest Time Wasters for Church Leaders by Rich Birch 3 Steps To … Continue reading Leadership in 140 Characters

8 Steps For Leading Change

The only way to succeed in a changing world is to change. That’s why it is essential that pastors and leaders grow in their ability to anticipate and actively lead change on a daily basis. In other words, successful churches embrace change and dying churches resist change. Knowing that change is necessary doesn’t make leading … Continue reading 8 Steps For Leading Change