What’s Your Ministry Leadership Attitude?

What’s Your Ministry Leadership Attitude?

I love being a dad. I love the idea of walking with these kids as they discover the world. I love the opportunity to see things from such a different perspective. I even love my two boys jumping/attacking me at all hours of the day. However, what I don’t love is . . . crying! It drives me absolutely crazy. For the most part, I have to accept that it’s the only way they know how to communicate at such a young age. However, I did discover a phenomenon that greatly reduced the amount of crying at... Read More
Rebooting Your Spiritual Growth

Rebooting Your Spiritual Growth

Imagine it’s Sunday night. You’ve poured your heart and soul into every detail of the weekend. From the worship to the teaching and all of the million little pieces that make up weekend services at your church. You’ve encouraged the single mom who shared her current struggles. You’ve prayed with the family who just lost a loved one. You’ve celebrated with a student who just graduated. By all outward appearances, the weekend was a success. So, why do you feel empty? And far from God? And... Read More
What If Your Personal Development Plan Was Better Than Your Ministry Plan?

What If Your Personal Development Plan Was Better Than Your Ministry Plan?

by Nick Blevins What do you think of when you think of leftovers? I think of so many family dinners as a kid where there weren’t many leftovers. Dad and I really liked to eat. Some things never change, I suppose. I also think of times I missed dinner, came home, and only got leftovers. That was definitely not as fun. My question is this: who gets the leftovers of your leadership? Maybe you never thought of it in those terms. But, we all have multiple areas of our lives where we should be... Read More
True Rest May Look Differently Than You Think

True Rest May Look Differently Than You Think

I sat tucked away in the corner of a church and listened to the pastor confess to his congregation, “I might need to take some time away because I’m just exhausted. I’ve not rested in years.” Those listening to his words cocked their heads in curiosity. The pastor always took yearly vacations, and his passion for the outdoors found him often enjoying God’s creation. His schedule was protected to provide him plenty of time to study and write—even staff requests... Read More
Relational Skills of Great Leaders

Relational Skills of Great Leaders

“People do not care how much you know, until they know how much you care.” “People may not remember what you said, but they will remember how you made them feel.” We have heard these phrases more than a million times, and even now they still ring true. The ability to connect with others in an authentic, deep and meaningful manner is rare these days. So, the moment people discover that we truly care about them, we upgrade from good leaders to great ones. The moment... Read More