Change Before You Have To

Change Before You Have To

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. After a 30-second search on the word change, the quick discovery is that there isn’t a shortage of clever, witty and downright quippy quotes associated with it. Quotes like: “Nothing changes if nothing changes.” Or, “Every new day is a chance to change your life.” Or, “Nothing endures but change.” Now don’t get me wrong, all of these definitely... Read More
Aligning Your Team With An Integrated Strategy

Aligning Your Team With An Integrated Strategy

“It is your STRATEGY, not your MISSION that will ultimately determine your success.” – Reggie Joiner Your church has a very strategic leader in it. This person is there every weekend making sure that things go as planned. It is not the senior pastor. It is not the children’s pastor It is not the student pastor It’s not even the worship leader The strategic person in your church is the one in the parking lot who places the traffic cones. This person understands how strategically placing those... Read More
Strategy, Not Curriculum

Strategy, Not Curriculum

A curriculum provides information, but a strategy teaches with the end in mind. There are key things a child needs to learn at each age from birth to graduation—age-specific core concepts, principles, and experiences to have a real, growing and personal relationship with Jesus Christ. By having an overall strategy, a master plan exists that keeps the end result for a child in mind. A curriculum equips leaders, but a strategy develops them. A strategy helps leaders focus on the right... Read More
Build A Legacy, Not Just A Great Service

Build A Legacy, Not Just A Great Service

Remember, what you’re doing now matters more than it feels like it does. That’s why this week and every week is really important. ~Reggie Joiner I still remember the moment like it was yesterday. We drove along the rutted orange clay roads that led to a small village in eastern Uganda. It was Sunday morning and I was there to help document the work of Arise Africa – an organization that provides support to pastors and vulnerable children. We could hear the music as we... Read More
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