Are You Ready For Some Football?

Tomorrow starts my 12th season coaching high school football. With that in mind, I thought I’d share a few favorite quotes from legendary college football coach, Bear Bryant: “It’s not the will to win that matters – everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.” “There’s a lot of blood, sweat, […]

Read more "Are You Ready For Some Football?"

Beating The Summer Slump

For many Christians, churches and pastors, the summer is generally not seen as a season of spiritual growth. Instead, it’s easy to fall into a summer slump when it comes to spiritual progress. Here are a few suggestions for maximizing these months and beat the summer slump: 1. Read a biography of one of the […]

Read more "Beating The Summer Slump"

Time to Make That Change

Change is never easy for people. However, a good leader knows that change is in incredible tool to increase Kingdom fruit and effectiveness (see John 15:2). Previous blog posts have explained the behind the scenes reorganization we’re going through at VALLEY Christian Church this summer (HERE). As we’re beginning to make some prayerful, God given, […]

Read more "Time to Make That Change"

7 Keys To Courageous Leadership

As I’m studying and preparing for Holy Week, the courage of Jesus Christ has captured my focus. There is so much that can be learned about courageous leadership as he faced the cross. Here are seven keys to Jesus’ courage that quickly stand out to me: 1. Courageous leaders shatter preconceived ideas. 2. Courageous leaders […]

Read more "7 Keys To Courageous Leadership"

It’s All About Execution

Strategic planning, mission statements, career paths, growth goals, financial projections, blueprints and vision casting, ministry maps, all of these are important steps to accomplishing a task, but none of these actually accomplish anything. I love taking the time to plan and strategize, but too often leaders (especially in the church), make the mistake of confusing […]

Read more "It’s All About Execution"

Jumping on the Tebow Bandwagon

Yesterday, I watched the whole Bronco/Viking game and I’ve decided it’s time for me to jump on the Tim Tebow bandwagon. What he’s doing in the NFL is amazing & he’s making a lot of “analysts” look downright stupid. In a day when so many daily sports stories are shocking and disheartening, Tim Tebow should […]

Read more "Jumping on the Tebow Bandwagon"

The Victor

If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don’t If you like to win but think you can’t, It’s almost a cinch you won’t. If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost. For out in the world we find Success begins with a fellow’s will It’s all in the […]

Read more "The Victor"