100 Questions Away from God



This article is dedicated to Bill Hybels. Have you ever felt overwhelmed with questions or known someone who was? A few years ago I was faced with this situation for the first time. It was one of the most memorable cups of coffee I’ve ever shared with a college student. Let’s call her Kelsey. She […]

Permission to Start Dreaming New Dreams



What are you waiting for? Permission to chase a dream? To get all your ducks in a row before you do what you’ve always wanted to do? Today, I give you permission to start living your dream. To do what you’ve always wanted to do. To start something new. To write a book – that’s […]

How to End Your Prayer Problems



Prayer problems fall into two major categories: (1) things that are wrong in your attitudes or actions; or (2) things that can interfere with your concentration and hinder the effectiveness of your time alone with God. Attitudes and Actions Which Hinder Prayer Wanting your own will and not God’s will. (1 John 5:14). Selfishness and wrong […]

Four Key Ideas For Your Offering Time This Weekend



Quick tell me your plan for the offering this weekend.  If you are like most church leaders you have not given the offering a thought.  About the only time church leaders think about the offering is after it has been taken up and we are disappointed with the results. Giving as a percentage of Americans […]

Embrace a Leadership Development Process



J. Oswald Sanders describes the process of qualifying as spiritual leaders: Spiritual leaders are not made by election or appointment, by men or any combination of men, nor by conferences or synods. Only God can make them. Simply holding a position of importance does not constitute one a leader, nor do taking courses in leadership […]

Equipping: The Leader’s Job



One of the biggest mistakes I have made through the years in ministry is ‘doing’ ministry rather than equipping others to do ministry.  I would often tell myself, “I’m the only one who can do this”, or “If I want it done right, I have to be in the middle of it.”  One of the […]

Burn Brighter: 6 Keys to Better Bible Study



Our church is one of over 4,500 that are participating in the 40 Days in the Word campaign. One reason I believe this campaign to spend 40 days focused on God’s word is both timely and needed is because America has a Biblical illiteracy problem. In the land of the Gideon’s, people aren’t getting the […]

10 Ways for Christians to Stop Worrying



What’s going to happen to me? How will I make it? What will I do about this? Why do we worry? It seems to come so natural. We worry about what’s going to happen tomorrow or even next month. We worry about what others think. It seems that there is always something to worry about. […]

Leadership Book Interview: Luke Harper on Josiah Road



Luke Harper is a eighteen-year-old student who just graduated from high school as a published author. Luke authored Josiah Road with his dad as a part of an effort to call students to stand, influence, and lead. The study was inspired by principles gleaned from the biblical account of King Josiah (2 Kings 23; 2 […]

How to Pray Around the Globe While Sipping Your Coffee



You will find suggestions for praying around the globe listed below.  There’s a short list for each day of the week.  Pour a mug of your favorite java and let’s start praying. You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea […]

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