The Rhythm of Sabbatical

The Rhythm of Sabbatical

Jesus could have done more. Have you considered those who were not healed, those who did not get to hear the voice of their Savior firsthand or those who wanted a more thorough explanation of His teachings? If Jesus had only worked more hours, worked seven days each week or done a little more to delay His death so that He had more time doing ministry. Of course, thoughts such as these seem absurd. Yet, how often do we put ourselves through these kinds of thoughts in ministry? There is always... Read More
What is Our Real Purpose? Three Reminders from the Vicar in a School Cafeteria

What is Our Real Purpose? Three Reminders from the Vicar in a School Cafeteria

“You are never more like God than when you invest in other people.” Reggie Joiner The Vicar of the small church in a Texas suburb adjusts the colorful stole that’s draped over his blue jeans, boots, and button-down shirt. It’s a decidedly different look than the traditional vestments he wore when he pastored an Episcopalian church on the eastern seaboard. There, history was rich and long, and the pews and stained glass reminded all who attended that the building they were in was designed for... Read More
Voices of the Phase Project :: Holly Crawshaw

Voices of the Phase Project :: Holly Crawshaw

One of our favorite parts of the Phase Project is learning from smart leaders like Holly Crawshaw. Holly has not only worked as a preschool director, but she’s also the mother of preschoolers and living out these phases in her own home. Oh, and she’s also incredibly smart and fun to hang around. Here’s what she said when we asked her a few questions about the Preschool... Read More
Re-imagine the Potential You Can Have as One Voice

Re-imagine the Potential You Can Have as One Voice

Momentum is never an accident. It happens when everyone on the team is moving together in ONE direction. Whenever . . . parents and small group leaders are working toward common goals staff and volunteers are compelled by a common vision those who have influence speak a common language the church and the home are connected by a common strategy an entire community is inspired to champion common values . . . things tend to move forward in a powerful and positive way. Let’s be honest. Every... Read More
What Smart Leaders Know About the Holidays

What Smart Leaders Know About the Holidays

The holidays are upon us! Family calendars fill up fast. We check our list and check it twice. There are choir concerts, school parties, teacher gifts and more. Jingle here. Jingle there. Smart leaders like you understand that while it’s the most wonderful time of year, it can also be a tumultuous time in families lives. Shared custody challenges, loss of loved ones, absent military family, job loss, finances and so much more. Emotions run high during the holidays. Middle and High School kids... Read More