30 of My Favorite Take Aways from GLS 2019

Last week we hosted the simulcast of the Global Leadership Summit. It’s two days of top-level speakers addressing leadership in every area of life. Whether you’re young or old, pursuing the sacred or secular, in a position of authority, middle management, or the new intern, everyone has influence. The Leadership Summit is held every year…

Some Myths About Turnaround

Most churches need a turnaround! Odds are, your church needs one, too. By that, I mean, we all need to experience renewed life and health in our church families. The sad thing is that many ignore the need for revitalization until it’s too late. In Revelation 3:1-2, this startling warning is given to the church…

Where Are Your Oxen?

One of the hardest things for many of us to do is to ask for help! However, ministry is never a one-person show! We need help! Without it, the church is anemic, and we’re exhausted. The church is supposed to function as a body made of many functioning parts. We are a family where all…

It’s Okay to Repeat Yourself!

It’s okay to repeat yourself! (See what I did there?) We, as pastors and leaders, often under-communicate. For as much talking as we do, we think saying something once or twice is good enough – everybody got it, right? Nope! Our clarity in communication is a significant factor in our success.

What’s a Pastor to Think?

Good pastoring requires good thinking. When you think about it, our thinking effects everything. How we think determines our feelings which are expressed in our actions. No wonder Paul said that we are to bring “every thought into captivity, to the obedience of Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5 LET’S TALK So how’s your thinking? Most of…

What’s a Pastor to Give?

Some Financial Advice for Pastors Money is a big deal. We spend our lives making it, spending it, saving it and, of course, worrying about it. No wonder the Bible gives multiple warnings about riches. Jesus said, “You cannot serve both God and money” (Matthew 6:24). Paul concluded that the love of money is the…

What’s a Pastor to Preach?

So, you preached a decent sermon last Sunday! Great, but guess what? You have to prepare another one for next Sunday and then another for the following Sunday and then the next Sunday, then you need another one after that, and…  Yikes! It seems like it never ends. 🙂 One pastor said that every week they…

What’s a Pastor to Do?

Some practical guidelines for a Lead Pastor’s time. It’s hard for me to believe I pastored one church for 31 ½ years. That’s a long time. I’ve had people ask me, “How did you do it?” I tell them, “Stubbornness!” Seriously, it was God’s grace and people’s patience that allowed us to stay as long…

The Pastor’s Wife and SBSD

By Linda Myers A young, inexperienced pastor’s wife met with a seasoned pastor’s wife hoping to garner words of wisdom. She was surprised when the older lady leaned over and said, “Get out while you still can!” That veteran saint knew from experience that the pastor’s wife is in a vulnerable position. She can’t respond…

FIVE TOP LEADERSHIP BL█ND SP■TS

#5 Inconsistencies As leaders, we’d like to think the problem is “out there” rather than realizing we need to change. That’s the nature of blind spots. So far, in this series, we have looked at four out of the five blind spots. Here are the topics and links, if you want to read them: #1…

FIVE TOP LEADERSHIP BL█ND SP■TS

#4 Avoidance Ever think that if you ignore something, it will go away? I have. That rarely happens, yet this is an ongoing blind spot for many leaders. It is an “intentional blind spot” in that we know we are doing it, but what we’re blind to is its destructive fallout. We convince ourselves that…

FIVE TOP LEADERSHIP BL█ND SP■TS

#3 Intimidating Others Most leaders want to be approachable, yet many of us unknowingly put people off. In fact, if you are a leader, someone will inevitably be intimidated by you.  We’re in a series entitled Five Top Leadership Blind Spots. You can read my previous articles about the first two blind spots: Being the…