Five Steps To Building A Healthy Team Dynamic

Five Steps To Building A Healthy Team Dynamic

Do you remember your first day of your ministry job? I know I do! You couldn’t wipe the smile off of my face! You could tell from a mile away that I was a newbie. Then slowly, over the next month or so, the smile began to fade, replaced by a frown and tears. You see, I started my job at the beginning of a new phase in our children’s and students’ ministry. In the words of one of my beloved southern friends, “God was fixin’ to do somethin’!” Some of you may have the illusion that if God is at... Read More
How I Discovered My Sweet Spot In Leadership

How I Discovered My Sweet Spot In Leadership

Year number nine was my best year on staff as the director of premarital ministry at Watermark Community Church. The ministry I helped lead grew like crazy, premarried couples were challenged, encouraged and heard the gospel, and we were having a great impact in both our church and in the Dallas community. In April of 2015, the staff team I was on just put together a national conference like none other, and my boss and I stacked hands and agreed to continue to partner together in marriage... Read More
Keeping The Vision Strong

Keeping The Vision Strong

“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality” – Warren Bennis In Proverbs, it is written that “where there is no vision the people perish.” That must mean then that where there IS vision the people will flourish. Vision is a word that we hear often in ministry leadership. We spend many sleepless nights developing it, countless hours casting it to our teams and just about all of our budgets to carry it out. The vision that God has placed in your heart accounts for pretty much... Read More
3 Easy Ways to Impact a Middle Schooler’s Identity and Faith

3 Easy Ways to Impact a Middle Schooler’s Identity and Faith

11, 12, 13. These are the awkward years. You remember right? Greasy hair, frizzy hair, don’t care. Weight gain and weight loss. You feel like an adult but everyone treats you like a kid. Life for a middle schooler is rough. Forget trying to figure out who you are in Christ. Preteens are hanging onto the struggle bus for dear life. Of course you now know that middle school drama, like everything else, won’t matter in a few short years. With the right approach you can help preteens focus on... Read More
The Fruits Of Integrity

The Fruits Of Integrity

“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.” – CS Lewis Integrity. It’s a word we hear a lot in leadership, especially in ministry leadership. What has always baffled me about integrity, though, is that it is commonly talked about as “who you are when no one is looking.” If integrity is based on how we act when nobody else is around then how can other people honestly judge an individual as a person of high or low integrity? Integrity is so much more than who a person is... Read More