Keys to Parent a Post High School Grad

How do you parent a post-High School grad? Are there actions parents can take to help them cross the faith bridge. These are critical months and the parenting journey and responsibilities still continue. Throughout 2018 I have sporadically shared videos designed specifically for parents but beneficial for any and all who care for teens and kids. The January video was […]

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Why Your Team Will Change In The Future

How is your team (staff) doing? Over the years I have had some great teams and some great seasons of ministry with people that I love and enjoy. The team I lead today is not the same one I led thirty years ago, or twenty, or ten. There have even been changes in the last five years. I also understand […]

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Understanding How Those Who Have Left the Church Can Be Reconnected

Much has been written about why people stray from the church. For those who return to church after years of absence, what is it that gets them to come back? Tom Crites and I are conducting a nation-wide study to discover what tangible factors can make the biggest difference. The study targets 25-55-year-olds who grew up in the church, left […]

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Six Reasons Developing a Team Makes You a Better Leader

Six Reasons Developing a Team Makes You a Better Leader There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few that we can solve by ourselves. –Lyndon Johnson I have been a student of leadership for decades and one of my personal missions in life is to develop and equip as many leaders as possible. The word “leader” itself […]

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Staying Confident Through Transition

I serve in an organization that is going through a “big” transition. A beloved CEO of more than twenty-five years is retiring, and the name of the next CEO has been announced. The transition began five months ago and will not be completed until four more months have passed. I want to invite you to look over my shoulder as […]

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Free Copy of New Research on Effective Churches

Dr. Tom Crites and I did a study recently of churches in Georgia that are thriving in our changing culture. The churches identified may not lead in any area that we tend to measure but they excel in many areas including evangelism, discipleship, stewardship, church planting, and leadership. They come in all styles, from all regions of our state, and […]

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Eight Warning Signs That a Ministry May Be in Trouble

Perhaps you have known someone that died because they failed to take action. They ignored subtle signs that their health was failing and refused to go to a doctor for medical attention. People are grieved that the person has passed away, but the greater tragedy is that it could have been prevented. It is also sad to see a ministry […]

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The Most Critical Six Months in the Faith Journey of a Child

Which are the most critical six months in the faith journey of a child who grows up in church? It is the six months following High School graduation. What can a parent or church do with that information?   Over the last several months I have shared videos designed specifically for parents but beneficial for any and all who care […]

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8 Ways to Get Co-Workers to Accept Your Suggestions and Ideas (Part Two)

Last week I shared four of the first eight ideas on this subject. Go to this link to read Part One of the blog [Click Here for Part One]. I received a question recently from a staff member about improving communication between fellow staff members within the organization. I shared some thoughts in a staff meeting and believe it might […]

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8 Ways to Get Co-Workers to Accept Your Suggestions and Ideas (Part One)

Communication. If you work with a group of people in a church, non-profit, or business, you will hear repeatedly about challenges related to “communication.” Communication regarding marketing. Communication regarding the promotion of your church or organization. Communication between executives and staff members. Communication between departments. Communication with customers. The list goes on and on. I received a question recently from […]

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