7 Christmas Gift Suggestions for Your Wife

I’m going on a wild hunch there are some men who haven’t even thought about what they’ll get their wife for Christmas yet. I understand. It probably still seems early to Christmas Eve shoppers. (I used to be one of those who loved to shop Christmas Eve – now […] Continue Reading…

5 Traits of the Aware Leader

The longer I’m in leadership, the more I realize I don’t always fully know the real health of my team or organization at any given time – at least as much as others do.

Don’t misunderstand – I want to know, but often, because of my position, I’m shielded […] Continue Reading…

10 Warnings for Those Who Seek to be Senior Leaders

I have a few warnings for those who want to be a senior leader.

I should probably first say, should you choose to do so, I’ll be one of your cheerleaders. I’ve been in a senior leadership position most of my career. Some days – many days – I […] Continue Reading…

One Simple, But HUGE Way to Better Empower a Team

Leader, let me share one of the best things you can do to better empower your team.

And, in full disclosure, I’m the worst at this, but it’s something I continually strive to do better.

You want to fully empower your team?

Here’s what you do:

Release them from responsibility.

Whenever you can.

Often as […] Continue Reading…

7 Suggestions to Have the Best Christmas Ever

It’s Christmas time again. Seems to come every year about this time. The most wonderful time of the year.

There’ll be parties for hosting
Marshmallows for toasting
And caroling out in the snow
There’ll be scary ghost stories
And tales of the glories
Of Christmases long, long ago
It’s the most wonderful time of the year

(That […] Continue Reading…

5 Lessons on Initiative From Alexander Hamilton

This is a guest post by Kevin Cloud, pastor and author of God and Hamilton: Spiritual Lessons From The Life of Alexander Hamilton & The Broadway Musical He Inspired.

The trajectory of Alexander Hamilton’s life could most accurately be explained by one ever-present characteristic: he lived with an […] Continue Reading…

8 Questions about Church Revitalization

I was interviewed by someone who is considering church revitalization for his next ministry assignment. My answers are not formalized – it was a casual conversation, but I figured someone else might have the same questions.

After experience in church planting and church revitalization, let me say neither should be […] Continue Reading…

7 Things the Church Can’t Do for the Pastor

Pastor, there are some things your church can’t do for you.

They simply can’t.

Please understand. I love the church. Greatly. I’m a local church guy. But, they simply can’t do these things for you.

And, if you think they can, or you leave it up to them to do these things, […] Continue Reading…