Leading Change: 3 Strategies to Help Make it Easier

Leading Change: 3 Strategies to Help Make it Easier

In the world of ministry, pastors are trusted with leading an entire church congregation—that means families and kids of all ages. What a task! On top of that, being successful in such a complex arena requires adapting (and leading adaptation) to the ever-changing climate of culture. That’s why I believe pastors should be better at leading change than nearly everyone in the church. Because let’s be honest: if culture shifts if a model needs to change if a style, phrase or tradition becomes... Read More
Leading Change: 5 Ways To Avoid Quitting

Leading Change: 5 Ways To Avoid Quitting

Navigating change is about making it to the end. That’s easier said than done, though. Ask anyone who’s attempted to bring about difficult change, whether in their own lives or in the life of an organization, and you’ll learn something: we are often most tempted to quit or give up moments before a critical breakthrough. Leading change when you feel like giving up There will be occasions in which we’ve put in the work, done everything we can to execute the plan faithfully, and still, we’ll... Read More
4 Things Everyone Should Do Before Starting a New Job at a Church

4 Things Everyone Should Do Before Starting a New Job at a Church

Starting a job often feels like New Year’s Day. It’s a new beginning and offers fresh ambition to become the person you so desire. A New Year and a new job not only holds hopeful expectations, but they both require planning and goal setting to reach that desired outcome. Without a clear path and an outlined way to get there, you are setting yourself up for setbacks or possible failure. A job in ministry is no different. Some would argue it is even more important to understand what to do before... Read More
Change Is a Process, Not a Position

Change Is a Process, Not a Position

I will never forget one of the first campus visits I made as children’s director at Elevation Church. I was newly promoted from kids’ campus director, and I was thrilled at the opportunity to lead the charge and make a greater impact on families. I climbed out of my car and skipped to the door. Okay, I may not have skipped, but I was definitely walking on clouds as I made my way in, clipboard in hand. It was going to be a great day, a start to an incredible journey. It was most definitely the... Read More
Why Every Generation Needs a New Revolution

Why Every Generation Needs a New Revolution

I love movies. I love Broadway shows. I love books. Basically, I love a good story. But what I love even more is a when a good story is based on a true story. The Best Stories are True Stories Musicals like Hamilton, books like Unbroken, and movies like A League of Their Own, Hidden Figures, A Beautiful Mind, The King’s Speech, Selma, or Remember the Titans (I told you I liked movies) are all stories based on real life people.  And the people on the pages of these stories are heroes. They are... Read More