Break the Bubble

     We all have a bubble. I am referring to an area where we've never experienced anything larger or greater than our current level of ministry or leadership.  In ministry, there will always be a leader, a church, a worship experience, a children's ministry further along than you in the process.  Always. As leaders, it is critical that we intentionally look for ways to learn from those ahead of us.  Your church family may be in a bubble if they've never experienced a church other than yours or ahead of yours.  Your children's ministry leaders are in a bubble if they've...

Early Leadership Systems

Accountability and counsel are essential to a church planter. In the early days of a new church plant, you’ll likely experience one of two temptations when it comes to leadership. One is to hastily construct a leadership team with a board, positions and policies. The other is to fly solo with no accountability at all. …

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Leading Larger

Your role as pastor will change as your church grows. You must lead larger.  As the church grows, it will become increasingly difficult for you to eat lunch with everyone or play golf every week. It becomes physically impossible! There will come a time when you will have to explain this. Christian leader and professor,…

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Growth Beyond 200

Church starters must continually develop as leaders or they will become the barriers for growth in their churches. Everything rises and falls on leadership. Purpose driven leaders learn how to lead larger by continuing to grow and develop their leadership skills. The first leadership shift takes place in what a pastor does on a daily…

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Unshakable Conviction About Growth

“The speed of the leader determines the pace of the pack.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson If you’re not growing as a leader, the church will overtake you and start leading you rather than you leading the church. You have to do everything you can to stay ahead and continue to grow. Develop an unshakable conviction about…

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