April 18, 2017

Activities and 3 Other Things Discipleship is Not

Over the years, many have come to confuse discipleship with having or participating in activities. Of course, there's nothing wrong with activities, but activities alone don't equal discipleship.

April 10, 2017

Ministry in the iPHONE Age: 12 Things I've Learned

Ministry has never been easy but, if you ask any ministry leader who's been at it for at least ten years, they will all tell you that it's harder than ever.

In the twenty first century, Christian ministry has taken on a whole new dynamic. How we were taught to do ministry used to work. Not anymore.

April 3, 2017

Why Discipline is Important in the Defense of your Calling

Showing a controlled form of behavior or way of working, is called discipline. It is a must for any leader, or anyone seeking to accomplish a worthwhile goal.

I love how Andy Andrews' defines discipline:

March 30, 2017

WATCH: Influencing Change in Ministry: Here's what this means

Ministry can be hard. But it's so much better when you take the journey together. I really believe God has given you everything you need to succeed in your ministry and  life's mission. It's just that sometimes, you need a friend to help you see what you can't see, and encourage you to do what you're called to do. We're in this together.

March 15, 2017

Why You Should Rethink What You Believe Discipleship Is

According to the latest Barna Group studyChristians don't do discipleship very well.

The dramatic decline in discipleship today, I believe, is because of what many have been taught and believe discipleship is.

March 6, 2017

Why You Should Say Yes When Asked if You've Been Called to Ministry

As I was ministering to a high achieving entrepreneur who understands what ministry is, it occurred to me that many people do not, including ministry leaders.

February 27, 2017

What to Do When Ministry Leaders Resist the Change They Ask You to Implement

Ministries are filled with individuals who are tasked to implement change, only to be hindered by the very same leader who tasked them to do the job. 

I experienced this once, a few years ago. Maybe you've experienced this yourself.

February 17, 2017

The Attributes and Components for Discerning your Calling

The one thing I’ve learned over time is that as you move forward in doing that one big thing that you are passionate about, you will discover what you are really called to be and do.

February 8, 2017

4 Reasons Why Your Changes Failed

In the past year, I've been blogging about change. In my blog post 4 Things to Know When Leading Change, I wrote that as a leader, you have to be willing to fail.

January 30, 2017

3 Key Obstacles to Change Ministry Leaders Fear

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. 

In 2 Timothy, 1:6-7, Paul wrote to Timothy in response to the people's opposition to his gospel message. His message was designed to bring about change in the character and in the lives of the people. 

Timothy's message was meant to bring about change in who the people served, and even how they served Him.