There are seasons in nature and there are seasons in life and ministry. If you’re not sure about this, check out Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. Currently, we’re experiencing an incredible time of growth at VALLEY Christian Church that is unprecedented in the history of our church; attendance up 30% in the last 15 months! Many are coming […]Read more "5 Truths I’ve Discovered During This Season"
“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"
We did not prevail in our quest for a championship on Saturday (11/5/11). We lost the Section 1 Championship to Croton High School 21-7. The game was a tough battle and could have still gone either way until Croton scored its third touchdown with 3:37 let in the fourth quarter. It was a great season […]Read more "Update on Championship Saturday"
Today the wait is finally over. This is my eleventh season coaching high school football, and I’ve never coached in a game of this magnitude before. As a coach, I’ve coached League Championship teams (2) and lost a one, but I’ve never coached in a Sectional Championship before. To add to the drama of the […]Read more "Championship Saturday"
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"
Continuing the series of posts about goals: 1. Recognize that this will involve change. Change can be stressful but without change there will be NO Progress. 2. You must have a vision. 3. Must have Daily Disciplined Accountability. 4. You must be a “team player” (cooperative attitude). 5. Must stay in shape physically, mentally and […]Read more "How To Reach Your Goals"
Over the years, I’ve seen lives (including my own) change dramatically due to the pursuit of worthwhile goals. Writing your goals down on paper will make you more committed to achieving them. REASONS WHY MOST PEOPLE DON’T HAVE A GOALS PROGRAM: 1. FEAR – Reaching worthwhile goals can be risky. What if I don’t reach […]Read more "Get A Goals Program Going – 2"
“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work” Ecclesiastes 4:9 For a few years now, I’ve been using a great routine when it comes to sermon/message preparation. Here’s what it looks like: 1) I put together a message plan for the next 6-9 months (usually with the help of […]Read more "Two (or Six) Are Better Than One -1"