For those of you who lead teams in business or ministry, here is an excellent post by Brian Houston of Hillsong, about values that create a healthy culture in any organization. Definitely worth the read! 10 Cultural Responsibilities of the Hillsong Leadership TeamRead more "10 Cultural Responsibilities of the Hillsong Leadership Team"
Feedback is a fact of leadership. Every leader is aware everyone around them has an opinion about the decisions and actions of a leader. That’s why a leader must be “thick-skinned” or they will never accomplish much. Too often, leaders run and hide from feedback rather than look for and even solicit honest and sincere […]Read more "Feedback: Friend or Foe?"
I’ve got to just come right out and say it. It’s become a major conviction in my life over the years, and it is too important to stay quiet about any longer. So here goes, “I need coaching and you do too!” It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do for a career, […]Read more "5 Reasons I Need Coaching and You Do Too"
Recently, in a conversation in our staff meeting, we were sharing some awesome stories about what God is doing in our church. We’ve seen 97 people receive Christ in their heart for the first time, in a period of less than 18 months and are thanking God for every one. So, the staff at VALLEY […]Read more "5 Signs Your Church Is Reaching The Unchurched"
Many pastors struggle with the question, “Why is the church that I pastor not growing?” This is especially the case in churches under 200 in weekly attendance (Nearly 70% of Protestant churches in America). The answers are NOT: a lack of desire, lack of prayer, lack of love, lack of facility or lack of technology. […]Read more "8 Reasons Most Churches Never Break the 200 Attendance Mark"
John Cassetto, Pastor of Worship at Saddleback Church wrote this. I could not have said it better myself Valley Christian Church Family! “It has been my joy to have many friends who have begun their journey of faith at an Easter weekend church service. Right now, local churches all over the world are in the […]Read more "This Week Has Power"
As I write this post, the smell of fresh paint fills the air of my office. It’s a familiar smell in our church almost every week. “Weekly” you ask? Yes, we like to call it, “PROJECT Main Street”. The Williamson family are huge Disney fans. We love to take vacations in Orlando at the Disney […]Read more "PROJECT Main Street"
And while you’re multitasking today, make sure to check this out . . .Read more "The High Cost of Multitasking"
Yesterday, I gave an important message at VALLEY Christian Church, stressing the Biblical importance and mandate for church diversity. When I became the Lead Pastor, our church was 100% White. I felt God’s conviction that this was not healthy or Biblical, so I began to lead the church in a vision of diversity for our […]Read more "Church Diversity: The Undeniable Truth"
So very proud of my brother, Scott Williamson, who was the Fall 2013 Convocation Keynote Speaker for The University of Georgia’s Grady College. Scott is the Vice-President of Public Affairs and Communications for Coca-Cola North America Group. But more important than all that to me, he’s the one who taught me how to throw a […]Read more "Shine Your Own Shoes"