5 Keys To Developing Staff

I’ll be honest, staffing has been one of the more difficult and more frustrating aspects that I’ve had to oversee in my ministry as a lead pastor.  Jim Collins talks about having the right people on the bus and then also the “right” people sitting in the right seat.  Well, the seat doesn’t really matter […]

The Number 1 Way To Grow Your Church

Wouldn’t you love a fool-proof way to grow your church?  Ya know, like a step-by-step, follow this process and your church will explode.  Wouldn’t it be nice if it were that easy!? In a world full of church growth books, church systems, conferences and coaching, there is still one unavoidable area where church growth starts. […]

3 Avenues To A Larger Offering

I’ve been there and I’m sure you have been as well.  If you’re a pastor, I’m guessing there have been numerous times when the only stat you wanted to know after the Sunday service was the offering total.  That’s a stressful way to live.  Week to week, wondering if ends will meet.  You pay all […]

3 Ways To Create Raving Fans

Jeff Henderson, one of Andy Stanley’s right hand men, talks about his experience at a Ritz Carlton.  As he drove up, he was greeted by someone to open the car door for him and to take his bags.  As Jeff was walking inside the hotel, he glanced back and noticed the guy who just helped […]

Saturday Quotable

“Courage is not limited to the battlefield or the Indianapolis 500 or bravely catching a thief in your house.  The real tests of courage are much quieter.  They are the inner test, like remaining faithful when nobody’s looking, like enduring pain when the room is empty, like standing alone when you’re misunderstood.” (Church Swindoll)

5 Learnings From “Creativity, Inc.”

Do you love a good Disney/Pixar movie?  I can’t remember one I didn’t love.  From Toy Story to Nemo to Cars, Pixar has had a way of capturing the hearts of children around the world, but adults alike.  Ed Catmull, president of Pixar Animation and Disney Animation, released an incredible book back in April about […]