Pushing Your Leader Forward 

Pushing Your Leader Forward 

One of the first things you learn about leadership is how to encourage those following you. The first thing those who are following can learn is how to encourage the one who is leading. Leaders need encouragement too. Leaders make numerous decisions that go through a variety of second-guessing questions. Is what I’m doing pleasing God? Is it moving the church or organization forward in vision? How is this going to affect the staff and volunteers? How will the other people working toward the... Read More
How Churches Can Use IGTV

How Churches Can Use IGTV

IGTV hit the world just a short time ago but it already has people talking. Have you heard about IGTV yet? Maybe a better question is have you started playing around with it yet for your church or ministry?  What is IGTV?   IGTV stands for Instagram TV and allows you to upload long form videos up to 10 minutes . . . unless you are a large or verified account which are allowed to post videos up to one hour in length. This is quite different from other Instagram videos and stories in which... Read More
Embracing and Learning from Different Perspectives

Embracing and Learning from Different Perspectives

When I was young my dad and I had a special bonding activity. We’d be headed somewhere in the car and he would put me in his lap, let me take the wheel, and “drive.” Obviously, this was long before car seats and maybe even seatbelts. I must’ve been four or five or six to fit on his lap behind the wheel. Try to push down you’re shocked horror at a five-year-old in his dad‘s lap behind the wheel of a two-ton missile traveling 50 miles an hour for a moment to just embrace the sheer beauty of this... Read More
Vision! Re-Vision! And Re-Vision Again! 

Vision! Re-Vision! And Re-Vision Again! 

There is one thing constant about life. Change! Change is the only thing we can count on happening every single day. If change happens every day, imagine how much change a ministry can go through each year. Change seems to happen more rapidly when you have an aligned team working toward one goal moving toward the ministry vision. As one part of the vision is worked out, other things shift and need to be addressed in order to keep the momentum and to not lose the already accomplished gains.... Read More
The Difference Between “Wow” and “How” People

The Difference Between “Wow” and “How” People

Aren’t there always two different type of people? Leaders and followers. Introverts and extroverts. Givers and takers. It seems like we find plenty of ways to divide ourselves into two groups based on oversimplifications. I bet you can think of plenty more examples. But here’s one more categorization that you may not have heard of before. There are two kinds of people in the world—”Wow” people and “How” people. You may already be familiar with this concept. You may call... Read More