Integrity is so much more than who a person is when no one is looking. Integrity is a character trait that serves as a foundation for what makes a person good…or bad. The personalities of a truly connected and self-aware leader like empathy, grace, commitment, honesty, and transparency all stem from our ability to lead with integrity.read more
You have them all the time. Week in and week out you dream, plan, create and execute. But at the end of the day, when everyone goes home, when the “atta’ boys” wear off . . . how do you know the difference between a vision that God has given you versus simply a good idea you came up with? God created and gave us our abilities, so is it possible to have ideas that are good but not aligned with Him?
Here are three essential ways to identify when an idea is a God-given vision instead of just simply a good idea.read more
No matter the size of the ministry, from a coffee-shop church plant to a multi-campus mega-church, there always seems to be more opportunities to serve than servers! Over many years of interacting with churches around the country, I can only recall one church that had a waiting list of volunteers. What a dream world that must be! In the world of most leaders, though, opportunities abound and we can help others find their place if we are intentional.read more
Change—it’s as common as the cold, as unpredictable as the weather and as painful as a toothache. And if we’re honest, we don’t typically enjoy it.
Why can some leaders embrace change naturally and effortlessly? Why do some (most) of us struggle with change? And most importantly, what does God think of change and what does our ability or inability to change say about our faith in his plan?read more