“There are risks and costs to a plan of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.” — John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States What action do you need to take this week (maybe something you’ve been putting off until conditions are perfect) that will benefit you, your church and … Read More
The Two Questions That Can Change Everything
“Day after day the congregations became stronger in faith and larger in size.” – Acts 16:5 When I read this passage in Acts it struck my with the power of its’ clarity. These congregations that Paul and Timothy visited grew BOTH stronger in faith AND larger in size. Those are the questions I need to regularly ask about The Journey … Read More
When to Challenge the System
Jay Curlee in Corpus Crisiti, who works with my friend Bil Cornelius, got me thinking about systems today (its not that hard to do – ha! I talk, speak and write a lot about church systems as most of you know). Here’s what he asked: “Progress demands change. It demands a leader who seeks to push through the chaos of … Read More
Sometimes you gotta pull away
If you’ve listened to my Developing A One Year Personal Growth Plan resource then you know I’m a big fan of pulling away. Pulling away for a time of relaxation, recovery and renewal. There are several key times to pull away, including: – Every week (your sabbath) – Every year (your vacation) – After a busy ministry season This last … Read More
What a Great Webinar!
Thank you to the 62+ people who were part of today’s Fusion Webinar. I had a blast being with you. We received over 370 questions! I’ll try to answer as many as I can on the blog in the near future (hopefully some of them will be the same question!). For those on the call today, here’s a link to … Read More
What Pastors Dream About
I listen to my own sermons. It’s painful, but I do it. I do it because it helps me become a better speaker (late at night it also helps my insomnia). Church Leader insights is about about to release a Sermon Series Kerrick Thomas (our Executive Pastor) and I did at The Journey Church entitled “Fully Engaged: The Power of a … Read More
What separates followers from fans of Jesus?
I stole this headline from my friend Bob Franquiz (Advanced Coaching Almuni and all around great guy – but don’t tell him I said so). Bob was our featured speaker at a recent Journey All-Staff meeting and he spoke about the important of baptism. He said: Baptism is what separates fans of Jesus from followers of Jesus! I stole that … Read More
Servants Not Stars is the Goal
Jason has a great new podcast over at Worship Leader Insights. It’s titled “Creating Servants, Not Superstars – How to Help Your Volunteers Embrace the Role of Servanthood” Check it out! Listen or Download online and its FREE!
Worship Leader Insights Event in Tampa
On Friday (April 18) we had our first Worship Leader Insights event outside of NYC. It was a full house of almost 100 hundred worship leaders to hear Jason teach on “The Top 3 Challenges Every Worship Leader Faces.” It was a great free event that we offerred at no charge to Worship Leaders. One of the “Top 3 Challenges” was “the … Read More
Fusion Webinar – Download the Notes
I can’t wait for the Fusion Webinar! We have almost 60 people signed-up and its growing by the minute. 1) Here’s the Listeners Guide (notes) for you to download and use as you listen to me on the telephone and follow the slides on your computer with internet access. Right Click Here and Choose Save As to Download … Read More