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 […]

Invention & Innovation…Where is the Action?

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In the world of Apple, (as I saw on Biography) and the mind of those who really change things, there’s an ability to connect the dots between two things… Invention and Innovation They are able to take an idea (Invention) and make it plausible (Innovation) for the masses. And the catalyst between those two points […]

Don’t Look but Listen to Find Great Staff


When looking for new staff members, I hear leaders say: “I have been looking, but I haven’t found the right person yet.” In all honesty, what should be said is, “I haven’t heard the right person yet.” I know that sounds strange, but that’s the way it was done all through Scripture. The example that […]

7 Church Growth Tips from Mayberry

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When Andy Griffith died, my mind was flooded with the memories of watching him and Barney do their thing in Mayberry. And I thought of somethings Andy did that would help the church… 1. Never carry a gun I loved the way Andy could keep the peace, protect the innocent and catch the bad guys…without […]

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