Working with college students does have a major drawback in that they are transient. I can’t even count up the number of “generations” we’ve seen come through here, arriving then departing every couple years. Last night, we sent out two of our leaders who are taking youth pastors position in Missouri. When our leaders leave, … More Mentoring: Breaking to Bring Out the Best
I saw an ancient video of my mentor the other day. While the hair and the sport coat brought a lot of laughs, it was a nostalgic moment as I recalled the good old days…when he was the rockstar, the 4th member of the Trinity, and able to leap tall buildings with a single bound. … More When Leaders Fail Us…Or Hurt Us
I’ve been careful recently to alternate the mood of my blogs. A couple colleagues have noted a hint of cynicism in several of my posts. While I might argue that these are spurred on by serious times, I’ll say it plainly: this has been a very difficult year of ministry. I know a lot of … More Ministry Aches and Pains
It’s almost impossible to keep up with the blog/article notifications that I receive on a daily basis. So much valuable information from so many veteran ministers. A great deal of them are on the subject of leadership. This is in addition to the books, websites, periodicals, conferences, webinars, etc. This is in no way a … More Servant Leader or Lead Servant?
There are many mentoring examples found in the Scriptures but one of the most prevalent would be Paul and Timothy. The two originally met in Lystra and immediately Paul took an interest in his new protégé, investing not just the Gospel but his life over the next several years. “That is the very reason I … More Dare to Believe in Somebody
We live in the land of opportunity and in our capitalist, free market society, we rely on competition, ingenuity, and resolve to get us to the top. Unfortunately, this has become the drive of many of our congregations, ministries, conferences, and books. We’ll give you the keys to fill your pews, increase your income, and … More G0d C0u1d Car3 L355 Ab0ut 0ur Pr3c10u5 Numb3r5
“We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us” (1 Thessalonians 2:8). Pouring into the next generation. Strange phrase because it always depends on the perspective of the one using it. But, … More Ten Ways To Pour Into Younger Leaders