Do You Believe in Those You’re Leading?

Bench

People are led best by people who believe in them. If people sense we don’t like them, we think they are not as bright or hopeless…we’ll never be able to lead them effectively. True, there are some dysfunctional relationships out there in which people lead through violence, emotional abuse, or fear. But, that’s not biblical […]

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 109

stream of consciousness

Here are some things on my mind this Friday morning: Thin Mints are the only real Girl Scout cookies. The softball season starts Saturday. I’m head coaching Olivia’s team (10U) and assistant coaching Anna’s team (12U). It is so much fun. Now, it’s time for championships I miss playing baseball. So, I’m think for my 40th […]

10 Things I’ve Learned from Starting a New Church – Pt. 2

Church-Planting

Here are five more things I’ve learned starting a new church: 6. Who is fighting with you is more important than who is fighting against you. There will spiritual opposition to any new church. Nearby churches will be suspicious. Dying churches will be afraid and, like Saul seeking David’s death, try to do you harm. […]