A Few Small Group Leaders Who Won Big!

A Few Small Group Leaders Who Won Big!

Most people dream of finding an opportunity to do something BIG. To make a BIG change. To lead BIG. In fact, most of us believe— The best way to make a BIG difference is to get a big following. What if the biggest things are really accomplished By doing something SMALL? If we aren’t careful, we can work so hard at leading big we never experience the power of leading small. When we lead small we realize that what we do for a few will always have more potential than what we do for many. When we... Read More
Marriage Ministry: What’s the Point?

Marriage Ministry: What’s the Point?

I’m working on a book focused on the need for churches to have a proactive marriage strategy. In a way only writing can, it is bringing me back to the basics. When I say basic, I mean borderline, embarrassingly basic. Like this basic question, a question someone in my field should have nailed cold: Why should churches have a marriage strategy? Potential Answer One: Because marriage is the reflection of Christ and the Church. If this is the case, then shouldn’t the church do everything in its... Read More

When Not to Volunteer

I was talking to someone yesterday about good attributes a volunteer should have. Curious to see what the World Wide Web had to offer, I performed a couple of  Google searches—one for “How to be a better volunteer.” The first post I happened to find was one on WikiHow, entitled: “How to Know When Not to Volunteer.” Interested, I clicked. And there, among the list of scenarios, I found that I had violated several: Offering to volunteer when I didn’t really have... Read More
YouLead Invested Leader Senior Leadership Podcast: Interview with Carey Nieuwhof by Matt McKee

YouLead Invested Leader Senior Leadership Podcast: Interview with Carey Nieuwhof by Matt McKee

We’re turning the tables on this one! We have had the privilege of hearing Carey Nieuwhof interview some exceptional leaders in YouLead. This month, however, we wanted the chance to hear directly from Carey. Listen in as Matt McKee interviews Carey about what it means to invest in the leaders in your own organization. YouLead Invested Leader Senior Leadership Podcast: Interview with Carey Nieuwhof by Matt McKee Developed by Orange, YouLead is a simple curriculum designed to develop the... Read More
Holy Discontent Book Study, Week 1

Holy Discontent Book Study, Week 1

When I was in college, I volunteered to work with our church’s youth choir because they needed more chaperones for their big spring break tour. Not really thinking much of what I was about to embark on, I thought it would be—if nothing else—a great way to see the eastern countryside. Little did I know how much that week would change me. I hadn’t heard the musical they were performing until the first night they had an actual performance at a church in Ohio. As I stood in the back of the church... Read More