Strategy Turns Vision Into Reality

Strategy Turns Vision Into Reality

If you’re a church leader you have, no doubt, heard a LOT about vision. Countless blog posts are written about it. It’s the topic of many sessions in many conferences. There are books written about it. As a church leader, vision is everywhere you look. Truth is, it’s vital, but is it enough? It’s like weight loss Okay, I know, what do weight loss and church leadership have to do with one another? Stay with me. For most of my adult life I have struggled with my weight. I work hard, I... Read More
Setting Boundaries Between Family and Ministry

Setting Boundaries Between Family and Ministry

Here’s a random question for you. If I were to say that somebody was a “PK” would you know what I meant? It probably will take a little bit more context. The term means “Preacher’s Kid” or “Pastor’s Kid” depending on the background or denomination. Now knowing that, what would be your impression of someone that was labeled a PK? If you didn’t know anything about it you might say that they were very strong in their faith or had become a minister themselves or had a strong relationship with God.... Read More
Setting Boundaries for Social Media

Setting Boundaries for Social Media

Instagram recently rolled out a new feature on their app: a handy “you’re all caught up” notification in your feed when you’ve seen all of your new posts. It seems that our apps are giving us nudges to get offline more! Now I’m the biggest social proponent fan out there, but even I am an advocate for some boundaries with our usage of these platforms. If you’re struggling in that area, it’s good to have some starting points.  Know yourself.  The first... Read More
How to Effectively Pass the Baton of Ministry Leadership

How to Effectively Pass the Baton of Ministry Leadership

“So, who will be taking your place?” Dana said. She had just heard the news about Anderson’s impending transition. “Rashad will,” replied Anderson. Smiling gladly, Dana responded, “I am not surprised.”  Seamless transitions are essential in ministry. Whether we are being promoted, retiring, or joining another industry, our roles involve relationships that have been invested into deeply; and therefore requires intentional preparation. You do not have to take my word for it though.  We have seen... Read More
6 Ideas on Making Church Welcoming for Skeptical Parents 

6 Ideas on Making Church Welcoming for Skeptical Parents 

Did you know McDonald’s is one of the largest toy distributors in the world? It’s true. They’ve realized the key to getting people to come back to their restaurants is to get kids excited about coming back. McDonald’s understands that parents will go where their kids want to go. For them, a great kid experience is the come-back effect.  Guess what? For most parents visiting your church, this same dynamic exists. Parents will go where they feel like their kids will be happy and get the best... Read More