Leading ourselves to the next level all starts in our mind. We are transformed by the renewing of our minds. Yet one of the most undisciplined parts of our your body is probably our mind. We simply don’t filter well enough what we think about and dwell on. If we want, change, however, it always starts with our mind.Read More
Truth: Your pastor is weak. He’s flesh. He’s human, frail, and doesn’t always have it all together. He may be faithful to God and thereby filled with the Holy Spirit, but there’s always a secret side to him. He will probably never mention it in a sermon or a deacons meeting. Chances are, he won’t even tell his wife, but he endures battles.Read More
When I was a Lead Pastor’s wife, I knew I had a level of influence – a platform if you will – with the people on our ministry team. Sometimes I wondered if I would stand before God one day and hear Him say, “Tricia, I put people in your sphere of influence. What did you do with it? Did you leverage it for Me, or not?” Oh, I wanted to be able to say, “Yes, Lord, I used my influence to help them grow in faith and leadership!” And, with that on my heart several years ago I began pastoring my peers – building into the lives of the pastors’ wives and spouses on my team.Read More
What I am about to say might surprise you...but you are not the perfect leader. You don’t lead everyone perfectly. If someone around you is not meeting your expectations, it could have more to do with your expectations than their performance.Read More
In case you've never seen it or heard it, DWYSYWD is an ACRONYM for “Doing What You Say You Will Do.” In a world that does not keep its promises, DWYSYWD may be one of leadership’s most important acronyms. Doing what you said you will do or promised to do, is one of, if not the most important aspect of being an effective leader.Read More
Do you ever get that post-sermon, anti-climactic feeling that all of your research, all of your writing, all of your preparation just got burned up in a single half-hour shot?
It would be far more ideal to leave church on Sunday believing there was still much to come of the results of your preaching, even after the lights are turned off and the doors locked.
I think we should never waste a good sermon!
Here are at least six ways to stretch the reach of your message beyond the single weekend service…Read More
When's the last time you saw doubt in someone else?
Stammering words. A flash of fear in their eyes. A delayed decision.
When's the last time you experienced doubt?
Not theological or existential doubt.
Leadership doubt.Read More