We are facing a full-blown pastor crisis. Currently, there is a massive shortage of clergy/pastors and other church staff. The signs are everywhere. Because of the work I do, it is much easier to see the negative than the positive. That said, I generally tend to be a hopeful, optimistic and positive person. I am […]
Post Christian Era
Has the church in the United States entered into a Post Christian Era much like Europe? Without a doubt, yes. This question, however, while important, points us to a greater question. Is the emergence of a Post Christian Era in the United States good or bad news? But first, a little more on the Post […]
A Great Resource
I have the privilege of writing blog posts, along with others for Preparing for Amazement Ministries. There is some great information for pastors, church leaders, churches and secular leaders who are people of faith. You can check out the posts here.
At the end of January, I head off to Africa for a trip to train pastors and ministry leaders in Uganda and Kenya. I am, as always, excited and honored to be able to do this kind of ministry. It is part of my work with Preparing for Amazement Ministries. Professionally, anytime I can pour […]
Quote for Reflection
I came across this quote the other day: “In the beginning the church was a fellowship of men and women centered on the living Christ. Then the church moved to Greece, where it became a philosophy. Then it moved to Rome, where it became an institution. Next, it moved to Europe, where it became a […]
Announcing the release of my Third Book!
Habits of Healthy Churches: 7 Practices to Transform Your Church Culture. Here you learn more about the book and how to get your copy. The official book launch is Wednesday October 26, 2022! About the BookHow to OrderReviewsHow you can Help About the Book Author and leadership guru, Patrick Lencioni notes, “the single greatest advantage […]
Characteristics of Closed Systems In both my life and work, I have worked with, belonged to and encountered a variety of organizational systems. Unfortunately, in that time I have experienced a number of closed systems. Closed systems are by nature unhealthy, even if they or others believe them to be healthy. There are a variety […]
Kids are off Limits
One of the things I have to say far too often in ministry is that kids are off limits. Its not just ministry, the minor and young adult children of any leader should be off limits. Pastors, church staff, presidents, CEO’s, politicians etc. Kids did not sign up for these roles and should always be […]
I often get asked why it is that I love orange so much. When I am asked, I generally offer one of a couple responses, but decided that it would be fun to write a blog about why I enjoy the color orange so much. 1. I have always liked the color orange. It is […]
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