Grouchy at other churches? Their size, influence, creativity, or ingenuity. Nope. Not me. Never. ūüė≥ūüė≥

Photo by Omar Prestwich on Unsplash¬† Grouchiness about other pastors‚Äô churches? Their size? Their coolness? The number of conversions they see? Their creativity in programming, marketing, and sermons?¬† Nope. Not me. Never. I promise.¬†¬† I‚Äôm always kingdom-minded and thankful for the work that God is doing in and through other churches. God tells us to…

Pastor Nick Sandefur on revitalizing the local church.

Photo by¬†Marcelo Leal¬†on¬†Unsplash Listen to Pastor Nick Sandefur of the Porter Memorial Baptist Church in Lexington, Kentucky discuss some details on the important work of revitalizing a local church. Listen here. In summary, he gives several characteristics of a healthy work of revitalization: The necessity of an unwavering commitment to truth. A passion and commitment…

Leaders often fail because of arrogance.

Photo by¬†Ian Kim¬†on¬†Unsplash What does this mean? Failing backward means‚Ķ A person fails backward because he/she is lazy and doesn‚Äôt want to bother themselves with knowing what they need to know in order to get the job done. That‚Äôs failing backward. A person fails backward because he/she is arrogant. They wrongly think they have all…

Pastor, the first person you need to lead is yourself.

Photo by¬†Jeff Sheldon¬†on¬†Unsplash If you‚Äôre married, do you remember the night before your wedding? I do. My wife says I was acting strange, even a little standoffish. No, it wasn‚Äôt because I was apprehensive about marrying this stunningly beautiful, sweet, gentle woman. But rather, as I thought about the weight of being a husband, I…

If you’re the boss your people need to learn to trust you. Here’s 5 traits you need to have.

Photo by¬†Brooke Lark¬†on¬†Unsplash Trust is crucial for influence and credibility. Oren Harari in The Powell Principles: 24 Lessons from Colin Powell, a Legendary Leader shares a good word on establishing trust that‚Äôs essential for leaders to learn. People are inclined to trust those who‚Ķ Are competent ‚Äď individuals who have relevant knowledge and experience and…

Here’s some of the books I’m reading in 2018

Photo by¬†Janko Ferliń欆on¬†Unsplash “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” – Harry Truman. I absolutely love to read. My love for reading began around the start of my freshman year at the University of Kentucky in 1998.¬† Providentially, this was also the time that I became much more serious about living out…

The men & women closest to you will impact your leadership, positively or negatively.

Photo by¬†Matteo Vistocco¬†on¬†Unsplash Who you choose and allow into your inner circle will determine who effective your leadership is. These people will either multiple or minimize your effectiveness. Choosing lieutenants unwisely can cripple your ministry. Poor lieutenants can undermine a leader in so many different ways it’s almost staggering. But the value of a great…