Things Jesus Never Said

Things Jesus Never Said

There are some things you will just never hear. Ever seen those lists? “On tonight’s news, we have nothing but good and uplifting stories to report!” Sorry, that’s just not going to happen.  Or maybe you’ve seen the list of comments a pastor is likely...
The Spirit of Your Staff

The Spirit of Your Staff

Jesus used questions to shape his disciples into the leaders he needed them to be.  Those same questions can be a powerful means for shaping your staff team as well. One of the most important elements of a healthy church is the staff culture.  Whether yours is a large...
What’s Right with the Church?

What’s Right with the Church?

Sometimes a book ends up in your hands at just the right time with just the right words.  Reading that kind of book is like meeting with a mentor or friend.  You read a bit and think. Maybe you write something in the margin.  It becomes a conversation.    A book like...
A New Year’s Revolution

A New Year’s Revolution

Recently I read the best-selling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: the Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo.  ­I’m a neat and well-organized person, so I mostly wanted to see what all the fuss was about. I thought I might glean a new...