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 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 […]

10 Things I’ve Learned from Pastors

I began serving on staff in local churches in 1991.   During that time, God has blessed my life with the opportunity to serve with some amazing pastors. Here are some lessons I have learned from their examples. Surround yourself with people whom you trust. The pastorate can be lonely. A pastor needs to surround himself […]