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Orange/Family Ministry

5 Reasons Churches Stop Growing (Orange Conference 2015 Talk Notes)

This week I’m excited to be speaking at the Orange Conference in Atlanta Georgia. As a way of serving those who attend my talks (and couldn’t be there but want to track with what’s happening) I’ll be posting the outline to each talk I give here on the blog. Even if you don’t attend the conference, I…

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10 Things Your Kids Will Learn from Your Marriage

I’m on vacation with my family, and today’s post is a guest post from Doug Fields. Doug is one of the leaders who has set the pace for student ministry leaders over the last number of years, and he’s weathered the tensions that inevitably arise between leaders and ministry only to come out strong in…

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5 Traits of Future Churches (Orange Conference 2014 Talk Notes)

Ever wonder what the future church will look like? This week I’m excited to be speaking at the Orange Conference in Atlanta Georgia. As a way of serving those who attend my talks I’ll be posting the outline to each session here on the blog. Even if you don’t attend the conference, I hope you can glean…

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The 5 Temptations of a Church Leader, Husband & Dad

Almost all of us lead in at least two areas of our lives: at work and at home. Personally, I’ve been a husband to Toni for 24 years, a dad for 22 years (raising two pretty amazing sons (ages 22 and 18)), and a church leader for 19 years (this week!). All of them have…

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5 Reasons Every Senior Leader Should Get Passionate About Families

I’m a senior pastor. And like most senior pastors I delegate much of the ministry that goes on to staff and volunteers so I can focus on leadership, communication and raising up teams and resources around our mission. It’s tempting to delegate the cause of family and kids to our family ministry team and leave…

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