REFUSE to be Ignored

Refused to be ignored! I first heard this statement last week when I was at a roundtable event in Chicago with a group of roughly 18 pastors and church leaders. The biggest insult to a church is not to have people slander the members and leaders but instead to simply ignore them. Satan wants quietContinue reading “REFUSE to be Ignored”

Leaders ARE Readers.

Leaders are readers. I have no idea who first shared that statement. It is something I hear numerous times in leadership and yet it is often overlooked. If you are going to lead, you NEED to be reading; not just in your area of study but in all disciplines (to a certain degree). Below areContinue reading “Leaders ARE Readers.”

The Sacred Apprenticeship

Have you apprenticed yourself to sin or to God? Are you experiencing death or renewal? Who is molding your life – is it the desires of your flesh or the Holy Spirit of God? In Garretson, I am meeting with a great group of people every Tuesday afternoon to study the book of Romans. ThisContinue reading “The Sacred Apprenticeship”

Kickball and Palm Trees

(Below is a guest post from Jon Sanders. Jon serves as the Lead Pastor of The RESCUE Church, a multi-site church with a huge vision for reaching rural communities for Jesus Christ.  You can connect with Jon @ jonsanders.org) “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” –Continue reading “Kickball and Palm Trees”

Church Online?

(Yes, that picture is on a whole ‘nother level of awesomeness) Have you ever attended a church service in your pajamas?! I wanted to take a couple of minutes to invite you to join me tomorrow morning on The Rescue Church’s iCampus. Every Sunday morning at 10am central time, we stream our entire service live.Continue reading “Church Online?”

Three Reasons Why YOU Need a Budget!

In a couple of weeks, Ashley and I will be celebrating our one-year anniversary! Today I was thinking about some of the practical things that made our first year together a success. One of the many tools we implemented was a budget that we actually use. YOU NEED A BUDGET!!!!! I cannot overemphasize that point.Continue reading “Three Reasons Why YOU Need a Budget!”