Empowering laity

Connecting a group of people to its purpose starts with leaders. We’re tempted to talk more about the sacred. However, if God is redeeming all things, we must reframe how we invite others to a fresh Theology of Work. This forces some of us into a tense moment of dichotomy. If we, the Church, are […]

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Planning for agility

In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable. -Dwight D. Eisenhower We send our entire organization a Daily Drucker insight to spur thought, conversation, and ensure we are on the same page with planning and execution of our mission and vision. Recently it included timely and timeless […]

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Busy, or Empty?

In ministry, we sometimes wear our busyness like a badge of honor – comparing how many trips, miles, conferences, speaking engagements, and meetings fill our calendars. The truth is, a busy schedule doesn’t equal a full life, as seen in the miracle of Jesus turning water to wine.

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Why I Schedule Study Breaks

Why I Schedule Study Breaks

Over the years, I have found that if I schedule time on my calendar in which to study and learn, I am able to enjoy that time so much more and be prepared ahead of time for what I want to focus on.

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What I Learned from John C. Maxwell

John C. Maxwell is the leadership guru. He’s the guy whose books you read and seminars you attend if you want to become a better leader.

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A Toast to My Dad

As my dad—my hero—got married this past weekend, I shared a few words to honor his life, new wife, and the season that is ahead. One of these was a quote from novelist E.W. Howe: “A young man is a theory, an old man is a fact.” Age cements the facts of someone’s life; how […]

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