Are you Valuing or De-valuing People? 3 Questions to ask and 3 Ways to Value them.

Wondering why people are not following your vision? It could be as simple as valuing or de-valuing them. 3 questions to ask yourself of your leadership team: When you see them are you telling them what to do or truly valuing who they are? When they give you feedback that is not what ou want Read more about Are you Valuing or De-valuing People? 3 Questions to ask and 3 Ways to Value them.[…]

A Youth Ministry Strategy to Reach those New to the Faith and the Mature Christians

How do you disciple those who are new to the faith while deepening the faith of those who are more mature? It is a constant balancing act. Is a new Christian ready to tackle the deeper issues of the faith or are the mature Christians willing to return to the “fundamentals” in order to stabilize Read more about A Youth Ministry Strategy to Reach those New to the Faith and the Mature Christians[…]

Why aren’t people coming to Small Group? The law of Influence.

“No matter how hard I try, 2 out of 5 families aren’t coming to small group.” Sound familiar? They tell me they are coming, the respond to emails positively, but come Tuesday night they are consistently a no show. Who does the burden fall on? As a leader you need to take ownership in this. Read more about Why aren’t people coming to Small Group? The law of Influence.[…]

Leaders, What do you say in the first 30 seconds of Any Conversation?

John Maxwell, the guru of leadership, made a profound statement about influencing people that I believe correlates amazingly into ministry. In the first 30 seconds of your conversation, say something affirming about them.  Be specific. In ministry we understand that life is difficult and our people need to be encouraged.  One of our roles is Read more about Leaders, What do you say in the first 30 seconds of Any Conversation?[…]

3 Reasons to Change Your Vocabulary from “Have to” to “Choose to”

The greatest excuse in the world to escape doing something you don’t want to do is “I have to” and the greatest lie of the hypocrite is saying “I have to”. In relationships, in meetings, in friendships, and in marriages the words “I have to” can be used in almost scenario. For example: You hate Read more about 3 Reasons to Change Your Vocabulary from “Have to” to “Choose to”[…]

5 Ways to Disciple Using The Jesus Curriculum.

Discipleship is such a crucial part of the Christian life.   Jesus called his disciples (Mark 1:16-20; 2:13-17) and we are encouraged to make disciples (Matthew 28:19-20). Is there a method that we should use?  Discipleship curriculum, video series, accountability groups, or any other model you can think of. I want the Jesus curriculum. Jesus modeled Read more about 5 Ways to Disciple Using The Jesus Curriculum.[…]

How “DO” You do Accountability then?

Earlier I ranted about the destructive nature of accountability groups to the ongoing sanctification process of the Christian.  What sparked the push against the existence of accountability groups part 2 was a comment by Loren Pinilis. Loren Commented that he, “meet[s] with another guy for accountability regularly, and [he is] wondering how to best go Read more about How “DO” You do Accountability then?[…]