The Future Belongs to the Farmers – Part 1

What if Churches "Grew Their Own Food?"

If the Church were pictured as a farm, one could say various parts of the country are becoming “food deserts.” There are not enough qualified pastors to go around, and Christians aren’t being prepared and empowered for ministry as they could be. All of this is occurring while the need for quality church servants is […]

How to Get Along with Your Worship Leader

It's not as hard as you think

Certain ministry roles have more conflict between them than others. Senior Pastors and Youth Pastors, Church Administrators and Youth Ministers, for example. There is also sometimes significant tension between the Worship Leader and the one preaching Sunday. This is obviously not the case in every church, but it is in many churches. Truth be told, […]

Familiarity Breeds Awesome 

A Leadership Lesson from the Thunderbirds

There’s an old saying, “Familiarity breeds contempt.” I don’t know who coined the phrase or what the circumstances were, but they were wrong for the most part – at least with regards to leadership. From nearly entry vantage point of church leadership, I’ve found familiarity to be an asset. Positive familiarity brings efficiency, trust, and […]