You Are As Sick As Your Secrets



Have you ever heard that statement? It applies not only to leaders but to the organizations we lead. One example is Penn State University. As early as 1998 people were aware that assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky, had dark issues. But no one took significant action, so they all became part of the problem. Sandusky […]

The #1 Skill Needed for Deeper Passion in Marriage



It’s called being a skilled communicator. My wife and I (Georgie) have been married almost thirty years and it still amazes me how hard we have to work to keep passion in our relationship. Yeah we do all the “right” things… – We go on date nights – We are very affectionate toward one another […]

4 Vital Parts to Re-Producing Great Leaders



“It’s time to make time count” That’s the place we’re in as a church. I’m not getting any younger, and it seems we are losing Kingdom ground on a national and international level. The only answer to reversing that is building and growing Kingdom and mission minded leaders who will do the same. I feel […]

10 Stupid Things Pastors Say



Gotta tell ya, pastors say some of the stupidest things! Now, I am a BIG pastor fan (I am one), but… sometimes in the name of Jesus, church, God or love the craziest things pass over their vocal cords while bypassing the brain. Now I recall some of those here for your notes, that meaning, […]

4 Keys to Creating Momentum in Your Church



At times momentum can be an illusive goal. It seems to come when least expected, and dissipates when we feel it should be present. In the church world, it seems even more illusive. I’ve found there are four vital pillars that must be in place in order to hold any momentum that begins or maintained. Mission Mission […]

7 Keys to Build the Greatest Team Ever



Team Engagement – Your team will follow and love the leader that loves and engages them. Keep an open door policy and make your team and their concerns a real priority. Empowerment – Everybody likes a chance to shine, to be the best they can be. That means no micro-managing allowed! Don’t expect someone or […]

5 “Sick Skills” of Small City Church Leaders


Sick Skills

Hope you know what I’m saying…”Sick” is the new word for “awesome.” So if you are a leader or pastor in a small city… A- You ARE Awesome! B- You gotta have some “sick skills” to succeed where you are I am a small city boy, born and raised. And I love small city leaders […]

A Powerful-Simple Sermon Outline



In the process of wrestling with God over Mission, Vision and Direction, I “fell into” a new sermon outline that has proved to be extremely helpful to me. And I love its simplicity. It goes like this… Story-Opened Open with a story that has enough weight to carry the entire sermon. It can be the […]

Invest in Others: 7 Steps to Develop Leaders


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The greatest and highest calling of a leader is to replace themselves. The Lord said to Elijah…anoint Elisha to succeed you as prophet. So Elijah went from there and found Elisha… Elijah went up to him and threw his cloak around him. Then he left to follow and assist Elijah. ~1 Kings 19 Listen for […]

4-Questions that Define your True Mission


True Mission

What are you REALLY trying to do? What is your true mission…  “Your true Mission – is what Motivates you” What moves you? What gets you all excited when it really happens, when you see it coming into reality. Along the way there are several things we can use to test our heart. We may […]

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