Nehemiah’s Story, Your Context

Nehemiah’s Story, Your Context

If you have more than one child, you know how different they can be. The same background, values, and genes can produce a lot of different results. Variety is, after all, the spice of life.  To illustrate, Orange’s founder, Reggie Joiner, tells a story about when his kids were young and building a sandcastle. In the process, everyone’s personality became clear.  RP, his oldest and only son, dug trenches and did the methodical work of trying to figure out how the castle would be protected.... Read More
The Easiest and Best Way to Take Risks

The Easiest and Best Way to Take Risks

What comes to mind when you hear the word risk? Does it excite you? Does it fill you with fear? Most of us probably fall somewhere in the middle, and want a little more context and clarification to provide an answer. That’s what risk does. No matter where you fall in your preference or aversion for it, you agree that risk equates to a giant question mark. And that’s one reason people tend to shy away from risk. It’s uncertainty. It’s unknown. It lives in a gray area. But to make any sort of... Read More
Setting Up Your Year for Success

Setting Up Your Year for Success

So, you’re coming at 2018 like Rocky—theme music playing, jogging along with determination, and punching purposefully at the air. Bring it on, January! But wait, you may be motivated, but are you prepared? Meaning, have you set yourself up for success, or are you relying on that new workout gear or laptop to do the job for you? Mindset Every champion begins their journey to success with the right mindset. Your triumphs are as much, or more, internal than they are external. You can achieve... Read More
How to Establish a Vision for Yourself This Year

How to Establish a Vision for Yourself This Year

Okay, so the holidays have passed, and you’re finally coming out of the sugary food coma that felt so wrong and so right all at the same time. The reality of January 2018 is starting to hit you, and you’re wondering what this year has in store for you. But maybe that’s the wrong perspective. Instead of pondering what this year will hold, perhaps you should be exploring what you will make of this year. Rather than being a casual observer, consider putting yourself in the driver’s seat. Of... Read More
The Secret Sauce of Event Planning

The Secret Sauce of Event Planning

Events are a regular part of ministry. They’re exciting, attention-grabbing, and a great way to create memories and relationships. However, as you probably know, they’re also a lot of work! Therefore, it’s important to make every event count. Whether the occasion is focused on “insiders” like your own ministry or local church, or “outsiders” like the neighborhood or community-at-large, there are two key areas that can easily be overlooked. The Audience You likely have a few annual events at... Read More