Connections

There is no question I am a fan of technology. We haven't even begin to see all the benefits that tech can bring to our lives. Social media is great. We are all more connected and more aware of people…

Leader’s Ego

I think the longer I am in church leadership, the more I see a certain truth played out. Many churches are small because of the ego of the pastor. That may not seem right. Isn't it the large church pastors…

No with a smile

Customer service is often mentioned when it is done wrong. A certain mobile phone company, that carries a very popular phone, does not have a great reputation when it comes to customer service. Today, I had a different kind of…

My Privilege

The stress of pastoring is well documented. The pressures and issues are real and at times overwhelming. It is also incredibly rewarding. What a privilege it is to be able to watch God change lives and actually be used by…

Community

True community can only be experienced where there is transparency. Today, I met with some other pastors as we begin a new journey together. We are each wanting to live and lead in a way that honors God and fulfills…

Discipling, Mentoring, or Coaching (part 4)

There has been a definite increase in coaching networks. I don't know how new these are, but they definitely are getting more attention. Most involve a fee, some a substantial fee. This is what brought the question up that began this series of posts.