How I Discovered My Sweet Spot In Leadership

How I Discovered My Sweet Spot In Leadership

Year number nine was my best year on staff as the director of premarital ministry at Watermark Community Church. The ministry I helped lead grew like crazy, premarried couples were challenged, encouraged and heard the gospel, and we were having a great impact in both our church and in the Dallas community. In April of 2015, the staff team I was on just put together a national conference like none other, and my boss and I stacked hands and agreed to continue to partner together in marriage... Read More
Doing Big Things By Passing The Torch

Doing Big Things By Passing The Torch

How do you define success in leadership? Is it by how many kids are in your ministry? How about the volunteers? Do you measure success by how much you do each week? What if you measured success by what you didn’t do? That feels weird to say and makes me feel lazy, how about you? Personally, I spent most of my first years in leadership thinking that it was my job to do everything and that everyone knew it! How would anyone know I was THE leader if I wasn’t doing everything? Bless my poor,... Read More
The Fruits Of Integrity

The Fruits Of Integrity

“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.” – CS Lewis Integrity. It’s a word we hear a lot in leadership, especially in ministry leadership. What has always baffled me about integrity, though, is that it is commonly talked about as “who you are when no one is looking.” If integrity is based on how we act when nobody else is around then how can other people honestly judge an individual as a person of high or low integrity? Integrity is so much more than who a person is... Read More
Setting Relationships Before Tasks

Setting Relationships Before Tasks

Relationships are hard. A “to-do” list is easy. This is true in every aspect of life—even our ministry life. If you are like me, you’d much rather simply tackle your to-do’s than tackle what may be at the root of the issues that consistently plague us in ministry . . . difficult relationships. It’s easy to address the symptoms we see that so often result from unaddressed relational complications—not enough volunteers, hurtful gossip that makes people feel disconnected and left out of the... Read More
The 5 W’s Of Planning A Successful Training Event

The 5 W’s Of Planning A Successful Training Event

Awesome trainings keep me dreaming all night on Friday and then wake me up at the crack of dawn on Saturday. Whether attending as a participant or communicator, I am in love with the idea of getting better. In the same vein, the one thing that will raise my blood pressure is getting excited about a training opportunity that winds up wasting my time. All of the effective training events I have attended have two common components. They are purposeful and well prepared. Nothing happens by... Read More