Five things I read this week that can make me a better leader

How do you grow in your leadership skills? By doing? By watching? By being stretched? By learning from others? Probably you grow by doing a combination of all of them. One of the ways I grow best is by watching the example of the leaders around me. I love learning. I’ve always been a curious […]

Setting the example without killing the morale

What do great leaders look like? That’s almost like asking, “When will I know I’m in love?” The answer: “You just will. You’ll know it when you see it.” Recognizing a great leader is similar. You’ll know it when you see them. Great leaders are different. When you meet one, you can sense it. They’re […]

Dude, I don’t want my black friend…

This interview was a great promo video for ARC, but it goes beyond that. I love the explanation that Jimmy Rollins gives to a conversation he had with Rick Bezet at about the 2:00 mark of the video. “Dude, I don’t want my black friend…”

I will be having a Ministry Hangout on Wednesday, April 9 at 2pm EDT. Jimmy Rollins is one of the guests and we will be talking about diversity in the church. You can watch it HERE.

When a friend blows it

God doesn’t humiliate repentant sinners. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. (Hebrews 4:15 NLT) He understands our weaknesses. Too often when I read this scripture I focus on the fact that ‘he did not sin’ rather than the […]

Some things you probably shouldn’t tweet

There are some things that would be better left un-twittered. I recently saw a tweet extolling the virtues of the tweeters current boss. Something like this: “So refreshing to work under wise Godly leadership.” My first thought was: “That’s true. It’s great to work in a life giving environment.” I knew the pastor he was […]

You’d better plan to fail

When I saw the water leaking from the ceiling in our main floor bathroom – leaving ugly yellow stains and buckled sheetrock tape in its wake – I knew I’d made a serious error in judgement ten years prior: I hadn’t planned to fail. Sure enough, upon further inspection, the washing machine in the laundry […]