Life

unchurched

8 Signs Your Church Is Actually Reaching Unchurched People

So are you really reaching unchurched people at your church? How would you know…for real? Just because a church is growing doesn’t mean it’s filling up with unchurched people. Hoping to reach unchurched people is one thing. Reaching the unchurched is quite another. When unchurched people actually start connecting with your church, things change deeply.…

Read More

5 Ways to Survive the Mental Game of Leadership

One of the problems I struggled with for years in leadership was taking every leadership triumph or set back so personally. I let the dynamics of leadership go to my head and heart too often. My spirits soared when things were good in ministry. They sunk when they weren’t. I took too much of the…

Read More

5 Signs You’re A Slave To Leadership Chaos

Like anyone who has led for more than a few years, you’ve probably sensed that things feel a little more chaotic today than they did a few years ago. You may wonder why, but think about the change you’ve witnessed in the last decade. Your parents had one inbox. It was paper, and the letter…

Read More
leave

5 Rather Startling Reasons People Leave Your Church

No matter how long you’ve been in leadership, it still hurts when people leave your church. It’s somewhat easy to understand people leaving when things are going poorly— when there’s conflict, division or dysfunction. But what most leaders aren’t prepared for is the reality that people will leave when things are going well. Even when…

Read More
work

3 Reasons Winning At Work Is Easier Than Winning At Home

How’s it going at home…really? Here’s what I’ve come to believe. Ultimately, everything rides on how you lead at home.  The stakes are high. Lead well at home, and you will inevitably become a better leader in your ministry or organization. The difficult issues you work through in your marriage and parenting will make you…

Read More