It’s Not About Me

One night as I was lying in bed, my 5-year-old nose picked up one of my favorite smells. As I entangled my fingers in my blankie, I realized that my parents had not only sent me to bed much too early but had also decided to make my very favorite treat without me! I...

The Three C’s of Leadership

One of the most strategic pastors around today, Bill Hybels, developed a hiring process that he called the 3 C’s: Character, Competency, and Chemistry. All three are needed to lead effectively, and I believe all three of these categories can be developed and enhanced...

Yield to Surge

“Everything’s changed; you’ll never do ministry the same.” Recently I reflected on these words my friend had said long ago, referring to a time God spoke to her about her path in ministry. Her and her husband co-lead as pastors, and they both realized that in order to...

A Generous Leader

“The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to...

Big Things Come Through Preparation

I am praying that 2017 will be a year of great miracles. God has promised us that he will enable us to perform many amazing works, even greater than Jesus performed while here on earth. In John 14:12, Jesus says, “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will...