Church “hurt” and the Blame Game…

I have heard and read recently of so many folks who are blaming the “church” for their hurts and glamorizing the fact they are hurt from this or that. I am not going to minimize the fact that there is hurt in the church, however, many times the “hurt” that we experience is for our own maturation and growth. No one has ever grown to another level or matured in anything without there being some hurt and pain. Take weightlifting for one, we wont develop a more muscular bod or achieve physical health sitting around pampering our emotions and consuming … Continue reading Church “hurt” and the Blame Game…

‘Tis The Season…

I will try to keep this as short as possible, but I hope you take the time to read all the way through and give me your feedback. November and December is such a special time each year. Thanksgiving, Christmas, family time, Christmas Experiences (Services) at church and all the many other reasons that makes the season special. I love the spirit of the season. However, there is also a dark side of the season. As we have stated each year and we read more and more about each year, people struggle with depression at an alarming rate and suicide … Continue reading ‘Tis The Season…

Leadership Challenge

Leadership is a challenge regardless of how much experience you have in it. Leading people in itself is a challenge and especially as a leader in the church. Expectations most of the time are higher than what we are able to fulfill, therefore, frustration with those we are leading is birthed. As a leader, I always have to evaluate my leadership and take a look in the mirror on what I am doing and if I am being effective. I have learned a few things in the 20+ years of church and corporate leadership that I want to share with … Continue reading Leadership Challenge

16 Easy Ways to know you’re not a leader…

16 Easy Ways to Know You’re Not a Leader You’re waiting on a bigger staff and more money to accomplish your vision. You think you need to be in charge to have influence. You’re content. You tend to foster division instead of generating a helpful dialogue. You think you need to say something to be heard. You find it easier to blame others for your circumstances than to take responsibility for solutions. It’s been some time since you said, “I messed up.” You’re driven by the task instead of the relationships and the vision. Your dreams are so small, people … Continue reading 16 Easy Ways to know you’re not a leader…