Gerry Lewis / Gerry Lewis serves as Executive Director of the Harvest Baptist Association in Decatur, Texas. He is also a Church Consultant and Leadership Coach. His weekly blog and podcasts can be found at drgerrylewis.com.
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The most important question to ask when planning a church event

Are you asking the right questions to plan effective and strategic church events?
February 09, 2017   Gerry Lewis

What do you do when you feel trapped?

Maybe you feel abandoned and desperate to relocate from what appears to be an ineffective ministry position. Have you resigned yourself to the idea that “God is keeping me here for a reason”?
October 17, 2016   Gerry Lewis

Greatest risk to churches in the current election cycle

I typically loathe to comment publicly on politics, but the current election cycle has stirred up some issues that I believe to be relevant to every church and every leader.
August 08, 2016   Gerry Lewis

Implementing keystone habits into your church culture

“You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” ~ John C. Maxwell “All bad habits start slowly and gradually and before you know you have the habit, the habit has you.” ~ Zig Ziglar ...
July 11, 2016   Gerry Lewis

What are keystone habits and why do we need them?

It’s been said that first time church guests make a decision within the first few minutes about whether they will return a second time.  As someone who attends a lot of churches, I can tell you quite a bit about a particular church’s culture within the first few minutes of ...
June 20, 2016   Gerry Lewis

Celebrate base hits to create momentum

It’s baseball season! Who doesn’t enjoy a day at the ballpark? Who doesn’t get excited when the home team knocks it out of the park? Just like baseball fans love home runs, so do churches. I’m sure you’ve heard parishioners say things like: “Boy, the pastor hit a home run ...
April 06, 2016   Gerry Lewis

Getting out of your comfort zone and into your sweet spot

In my first post on finding your sweet spot, I concluded with a mention of the need for partners to help you find your sweet spot. I know this truth so well because in the past I tried to fulfill the role of solitary “Super Minister.” When I wore my ...
March 07, 2016   Gerry Lewis

Trading your comfort zone for your sweet spot

I have heard it and said it. Likely you have too: “We need to get out of our comfort zone.” To echo leadership guru Michael Hyatt: “Nothing good happens in the comfort zone.” But where, exactly, are we supposed to go when we leave our comfort zone? Is it simply ...
February 09, 2016   Gerry Lewis

New Year’s resolution: avoiding death by committee

Until outlawed in 1905, for a millennium Chinese rulers used a form of torture and execution known as “death by a thousand cuts.” While ultimately not as serious to human life, a form of torture and execution in churches that should also be banned could be termed “death by a ...
January 07, 2016   Gerry Lewis

Creating a culture of gratitude

Thanksgiving is over, so we are finished with gratitude until next year.  Right? Wrong!   Famed author and management guru Peter Drucker once quipped, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” While not suggesting that strategy is unimportant, Drucker pointed out how an organization’s prevailing culture can negate even the best strategies. ...
December 09, 2015   Gerry Lewis
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