Once a month I have lunch at the LongHorn restaurant in town with the chair of our deacons’ team. I am chair of the leadership team (board) and he and I talk over church business and how to move ministry forward. He and I see church matters pretty much from ...
November 09, 2015
Like a lot of people, I saw "War Room" over the Labor Day weekend that likely contributed to the film pulling in $12.6 million over the four-day holiday. By any measure the film is a success, but in Hollywood where box office is everything, the film was made for $3 ...
September 11, 2015
Passing the Leadership Baton addresses the issue most churches avoid: transition. Tom Mullins tells the remarkable story of his own passing the baton to his son Todd at Christ Fellowship, the church he founded. Any long-term pastor can benefit from reading this book, as can those who follow a long-term ...
August 11, 2015
Becoming God's best version of you
July 22, 2015
When I was editor for eight years of Church Executive magazine [2005-2013] it seemed like there was a new book a week on the theme of leadership in the church. That might be a stretch, but it seems close enough. [I might attribute Bill Hybels as having begun the leadership-wave ...
May 21, 2015
Your church can grow generous disciples without chasing money.
May 05, 2015
True confession! I am an unabashed admirer of Adam Hamilton. Not only did he lead a mere 17 people to become the 17,000 member Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, he’s a churchman with a true compass about what it means to nourish seekers and believers simultaneously. Brief ...
March 28, 2015
In Steve Weidenkopf’s new book, The Glory of the Crusades (Catholic Answers, 2014), he says, making a distinction between defensive and offensive military campaigns is important in understanding the Middle East today.
March 10, 2015
Churches can’t say they don’t have resources for effecting change. Below are 33 books that help you do just that. All have something helpful, but I have bulleted ones that have stirred my passion for change. They are listed in no particular order.
February 16, 2015
Maybe it’s a sign I’m getting older, or maybe it’s because I talked recently with an old friend whose wife had stage four cancer and passed away less than a week after we talked.
January 15, 2015