One of the many things I love about VALLEY Christian Church, the church I’ve been blessed to pastor for almost 25 years now, is the commitment of the people in the VALLEY Family to reach our community with innovative approaches that think “outside the box”. Recently, as a church staff, we began to read and […]Read more "Thursday Is The New Sunday!"
Read this post quoting Dr. Crawford Lorrits a few weeks ago, and have kept going back to it in my mind ever since. 1. A Spirit-Filled Church Is A Place Where Christ is Exalted (1 Thes 1:2-10) 2. A Spirit-Filled Church Has An Authentic Passion For His Word 3. A Spirit-Filled Church Has Intentional Unity […]Read more "8 Signs Your Leading A Spirit-Filled Church"
Found this excellent article on The Resurgence today. Well worth the read for every pastor and church leader! 13 Ways To Grow Relational CapitalRead more "Relational Capital"
“A genuine leader is not a seeker of consensus, but a molder of consensus.” I heard this quote a couple of weeks ago on a TV show (Blue Bloods) and have been pondering it every since. There’s a lot of truth to it, which leads to a bigger question, “How does a genuine leader mold […]Read more "A Genuine Leader"
I came across this post on a website this morning and thought it would be incredibly eye opening to most church attenders. It might even be the explanation for why I’m going bald after 22 years as a pastor 🙂 -GW “Peter Drucker, the late leadership guru, said that the four hardest jobs in America […]Read more "A Pastor’s Dirty Little Secret"
I had an awesome day yesterday with Josh Brossia, Nnamdi Oparanozie and Tommy Niblack at the simulcast of Elephant Room in New Jersey. We’re all still process the incredible insights and wisdom that was shared in the eight sessions. Here are a few of the highlights that hit home with me: “The character and caliber […]Read more "Elephant Room Highlights"
Today, as I sit in my office, I find myself slowly dying. My message (sermon) is done for Sunday, in fact, I’ve already studied too much for it. I’m too prepared, and that only makes my current condition all the worse. I’ve been preaching for a long time now, but the truth is the preparation […]Read more "Dying to Preach"
Trust is an essential element of any team, whether that’s a church staff or a sports team. Here are 7 reasons why TRUST is a must: 1. Trust heightens focus. You can’t focus on the task at hand if you have doubts about the motives of your team mates. 2. Trust creates a positive environment […]Read more "7 Reasons TRUST Is A Must"
One of the reasons I love coaching football so much is because it is the ultimate team sport. Most other team sports can be dominated by one outstanding player. It’s very difficult for one person to do that in football; someone else must block, tackle, pass or catch in order for success. As a coaching […]Read more "Letting Go of “EGO”"
This week Facebook released an update to their users that has been received with a huge backlash. It seems like every other status update this week on my news feed has been about someone complaining about the changes. Bottom line: people hate change. It doesn’t matter if it is an improvement or not. There seems […]Read more "Leadership Lessons from Facebook Changes"