Dealing with Fatigue as a Leader

It is Thursday of VBS!  For our VBS week, that means tonight is “family night” as well.  We have an incredible team of volunteers and a great staff team.  For those of you who have ever served through VBS, fatigue happens. For our pastoral staff, it is a taxing week as we are involved and […]

4 Similarities Between VBS & Disney

This week we are in the midst of VBS (Vacation Bible School) at Salem! The first two days have been awesome with a record number of kids having a blast. My only responsibility is to greet parents as they arrive for drop-off and pick-up through our car line. This morning as I was greeting people, […]

4 Questions to Ask after the Invitation

I have had the privilege of serving in full-time vocational ministry since 1991.  During that time, God has called me to serve in various capacities in some amazing churches throughout Tennessee, Florida, and Texas.  Somewhere along the way, I picked up a bad habit.  I’m not sure where I learned it but it is there […]

Leadership Lessons from a Road Trip

Last week, I traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, to join a group of our staff and volunteers for the Orange Conference. I couldn’t help but consider some valuable lessons I continue to learn about leadership during my journey. Great leaders have a plan.  Before I set out on my journey, I developed a plan.  What time […]