Sharpening Leaders

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How To Lead Different in 2019

I long to lead different. What does lead different actually mean? Here’s a start… I long to finish well. I don’t want to be another name on the growing list of Christian leaders who implode and damage many in the … Continued

Intentional Year End Reflection

Back by popular demand and updated! This repost is a specially guided reflection exercise for the end of the year. It’s easy to modify for individuals, families, or teams. Click here to view the worksheet In the midst of all … Continued

Who Is Your First Ministry?

“Your family is always your first ministry.” After a year packed with tremendous on-the-job learning, that one sentence was my biggest takeaway. Right after university I served as an intern with Christian speaker, author and apologist Josh McDowell. During that … Continued

Where Do You Need Courage Today?

Where do you need courage today? Almost every leader needs courage in some area of his or her life. Do you need courage to boldly speak up or to be quiet and listen? To faithfully step forward, patiently wait or … Continued

What’s Your Backhand?

It was an early morning skate that Guillaume Ouimet will remember for the rest of his life. The nineteen-year-old captain of his AA hockey team regularly started his day with some early morning practice.   He practiced on his own … Continued

How’s Your Posture?

Confession: I have struggled with bad posture my entire life, and I believe it is getting worse as I age. My chiropractor reminds me often that not paying attention to my posture will affect many areas of my life. It … Continued

10 Practical Tips for Recruiting Your Team

Are you searching for a new team member? Perhaps you’re looking for a new hire or key volunteer to help you move forward. Let me offer a few helpful tips.

Getting Past I’m Not ________ Enough

Can you fill in the blank? “I’m not ____________ enough.”   This isn’t a time-consuming or difficult question for many Christian leaders. The answers seem to flow with surprising speed and ease. There also seem to be multiple possibilities. Here … Continued

Raising the Bar on Prayer

“We’ve even prayed for the toilet seats!” I’d never heard of anyone praying for toilet seats before. But then, this was going to be a very different and very unforgettable night. I was in West Palm Beach, Florida working as … Continued