Leading In the Afterglow of a Big Sunday

Grace Hills Church Worship

I was humbled by the words scribbled on the back of a communication card this past Sunday: This was my first time to church. I have …
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They’re Waiting… A Quick Easter Follow-up Plan


The pastor, church leaders and members are wrung-out-exhausted after all the extra preparations for Easter Sunday. Some planned Good Friday …
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3 Tips for ‘Gooder’ Discipleship


I overanalyze things. So, when my son told me the other day that nap time at school is “badder” than recess, I laughed –for a second. That …
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Four Key Questions Every Church Leader Needs to Ask


Do you always know the right questions to ask? One of the most difficult things to do as a church leader is to know the right questions to …
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Worship Leaders, Lead In Awe This Easter!

Awe Inspiring

One quiet morning a few weeks ago, I decided to take some time to pray alone in our sanctuary. But as soon as I sat down on the front row, …
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The First 7 Questions I Ask When Evaluating a Small Group Ministry

Healthy Small Group

I get a steady stream of emails asking for help with small group ministries.  I also find myself sitting down with small group pastors and …
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Free Ebook – Narrow-Minded Evangelism: ReThinking Evangelism…& The Golden Rule

Narrow Minded Evangelism

The Golden Rule is one of the best-known and most quoted scriptures in the Bible. But, what if we have it all wrong? What if The Golden Rule …
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Why You Should Consider Offering a “NearlyWed” Class


It’s that time of year---weddings, weddings everywhere! If your church is serious about ministering to young adults, here’s a fresh idea: …
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Event – Jumpstart Experience, May 12-14, Chicago, IL

Jumpstart Experience

JumpStart (Chicago) and Enciende (Puerto Rico) is a dynamic training program to equip local churches with the necessary tools to develop …
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Books – Giving Blood: A Fresh Paradigm for Preaching, by Len Sweet

Giving Blood Len Sweet

Over the past thirty years, shifts in technology have displaced the Enlightenment culture of the book with a new visual and aural culture …
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