The pastor at my church recently asked “Are you humbled by Jesus?” As I wrestled with this question I began to wonder if I am really ever humbled by much. It is more likely that I am too often impressed with myself and my world and unmoved by much else. I think we can all name that struggle— it’s pride.Read More
Joe is the husband to an incredibly talented artist and justice-seeker, Joann; dad to their...Read More
It’s amazing how far a little kindness can go. A kind word or simple act can turn...Read More
Adam Weber lives in Sioux Falls, likes typewriters, drives a Rambler, cheers for the Cincinnati...Read More
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Hands up, who enjoys feeling drained in your leadership and life? Exactly. One of the things I...Read More
So you want a mentor, but have no idea how to find one. I can relate. For the past 15 years I’ve had to seek out every mentoring relationship I’ve ever had, and eventually formed a step-by-step process to determine who I want to speak into my life and how to make that happen. If you want a mentor, here are 8 steps you can take to find, land, and get the most out of your mentoring relationships.Read More
If there is one thing a leader loves, it’s getting stuff done. Someone wise once put it like this,”Leaders have a bias toward action.” For the Church, when leaders take action it results in God’s people being equipped and empowered to make more disciples of Jesus. Nothing will ever be more important than this. As a leader you probably hate roadblocks to accomplishing this mission. And you also likely hate being told no when you feel it stops or stalls the progress. But what do you do when the obstacle seems to be another leader who is in authority over you?Read More
Do you ever feel like your quiet times with Jesus are becoming stale or too routine? I know I do. Sometimes it can feel like I’m studying a person rather than pursuing a relationship. My guess is you can probably relate.Read More
You’re enthusiastic. You’re innovative. You’re hungry. You have hustle and grit. You have vision, motivation, and drive. You have what it takes to make the dream become a reality. You want to make your church or ministry the best it can possibly be. There’s just one problem…
You’re young, inexperienced, and you feel like no one is interested in your ideas.
Have you ever noticed that churches have a tendency to go through volunteers quickly? Me too.
Finding good volunteers is hard. It’s no surprise then, that when leaders find good volunteers who are invested in the mission and vision of the local church we tend to call on the same ones.Read More
Pride. About every leader I know deals with it at some level or another. It’s what constantly must be kept in check, yet is so easily misdiagnosed.
Like a rare strand of a disease, pride often hides beneath external symptoms and only reveals its true colors after the damage has already been done.Read More
I always thought the most important thing I’d learn in my first year of ministry would be ministry related. And it is. But I thought I’d learn a skill, method or truth that would make me a better pastor, preacher, teacher or writer. Looking back, I did learn a lot in my first year out of seminary, but nothing came close to the single greatest thing I learned.Read More
(Guest post by my mentor and friend Carey Nieuwhof. Carey is the Founding and Teacher Pastor of...Read More
Probably more than any other time in history, the Church is giving an enormous amount of attention...Read More
For the past two years, I’ve had the pleasure of being mentored by one of the most...Read More