Be Strong and Courageous!
Over the next 2 weeks, I am exploring principles of mental and spiritual strength. I will share characteristics that strong people exhibit and ways in which you can cultivate them in your own life. Characteristic #4 – Strong People Embrace Change Play the ball where the monkey drops it. This was the adopted mantra of […]
Disappointed with your job?
Disappointed with your job? Why calling delivers what context can’t By Dave Rhodes, Kelly Kannwischer, and Cory Hartman “Now what do I do?” he asked me (Dave). The caller had achieved success after success in ministry, eventually rising to the position of lead youth pastor of a 10,000-person gigachurch in Southern California. After a few […]
When Your Story Clashes with Your Church's Story
by Dave Rhodes If you’ve been a leader at any level in a church, whether staff or volunteer, you’ve been through it—especially if you haven’t been a part of the church since its birth or yours. You make a decision for your ministry, you make a comment in a meeting, you inform a member about […]
Are blue-collar people left out of "calling"?
by Dave Rhodes and Cory Hartman Is the pursuit of calling just for white-collar professionals and their “no-collar” successors? Are blue-collar, working-class people unwelcome in the church’s vocation conversation? That challenge is posed by Gustavo H. R. Santos in a recent article for Comment magazine—a challenge that we at Younique feel directly and know we […]
Mary Did You Know?
If Your Culture Is Stuck, How Is It Stuck? Mary, Did You Know? The popular song “Mary, Did You Know” is even more popular since the extremely talented Pentatonix recorded it on their Christmas album. The song asks a series of rhetorical questions to Mary about the life of her son, Jesus. Mary, did you […]
Holiday Church Growth
Why December attenders become January regulars The fall season is flying by, and the blitz from Thanksgiving to Christmas is approaching. So, before diving into a dilemma that is all too common for church leaders, we want to first invite you to a free webinar this Thursday, November 14. Dave Rhodes will talk about how to mobilize 60% of […]
Step into Your Calling
Pastors: Step into Your Calling with a Side Hustle. When I approach full-time pastors with the idea that they can do some other work on the side and yet remain faithful to their calling, I get different reactions. Some say, “No way.” Others, “Yes, please!” But either way, most are thinking, “I wish I could.” […]
If Your Culture Is Stuck, How Is It Stuck? You’ve taken a big step to read this article if you’re reading it the week it was published. It’s September, and that means you’re slammed. You are either launching or have recently launched initiatives for the fall. If you have kids to get into the school […]
Have you ever thought about the plethora of words we use to describe feeling tired? In only a few minutes, I came up with the following: Wasted Trashed Smashed Spent Beat Shattered Drained Bushed Fried Plumb tuckered out Pooped Shot Spent Wiped out Worn out Dead Seeing these words on paper is powerful. There is […]
Disruption is everywhere and is increasing all the time. Entire industries are being disrupted, and this causes mixed reactions. Netflix disrupted the home video industry, which felt good to the customer who found it convenient and fun, but it didn’t feel great for Blockbuster Video. (Now Netflix is disrupting home entertainment more broadly, which doesn’t […]