RESOURCES

Step into Your Calling

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...

Productive Collision

Productive Collision

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...

Feeling Whupped

Feeling Whupped

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: WastedTrashedSmashedSpentBeatShatteredDrainedBushedFriedPlumb tuckered outPoopedShotSpentWiped outWorn outDead  Seeing these words...

Disruption

Disruption

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...

It’s Not About The Ark

It’s Not About The Ark

If Noah visited our churches today, I wonder how he would feel. I trust that he would be delighted that sweetly painted images of animals comfort children in the nursery. He would also wonder at the artistic renderings of his story from wood carvings to teapots with...

You Aren’t Trash

You Aren’t Trash

One of the new characters in the latest Toy Story movie is Forky. (Don’t worry, I promise not to ruin the ending!) Forky is a toy made by a little girl, Bonnie, at her first day of kindergarten. She is nervous and doesn’t know what to do in the busy and loud...

The Missing Link In Disciplemaking

The Missing Link In Disciplemaking

Let's start with the obvious: church leaders want to do better at making disciples than they are right now.I have conversations with pastors every week, and I rarely hear one of them say, "I think we're doing pretty well making disciples of Jesus . . . I don't think...

Just Get a ‘C’ and See How It Feels

Just Get a ‘C’ and See How It Feels

I am pretty good at doing school. I attribute it to a wicked short-term memory. Thirty minutes before English class in the eighth grade I remembered a unit vocabulary test was on the deck. Had I prepared? Not one word. But thirty minutes is a long time, so I cracked...

Podcast