A New Year’s Goal

A New Year’s Goal

The beginning of the new year is a great time to think through your life. It is a good time to take stock of where you’ve been and where you want to go. It gives you a built-in starting point. It provides you with a clean slate and a defining moment for your life. As...
True Disciple Making

True Disciple Making

The longer I am in ministry, the more clearly I notice the differences between true disciple making and Christian education. There are many people in church leadership today who think Christian education is the same thing as Jesus-style disciple making. They are not...
The Most Important Metric

The Most Important Metric

Church leaders like to measure things. We measure attendance, salvations, baptisms, and the offering. And that’s a good thing! Measuring matters and helps you do a better job as a church.  The key question, however, is: what is the most important thing we...
Why I Need a Map

Why I Need a Map

I’ll admit, I was late to the party – but I love the map apps on my phone. When the various map apps first came out, I was reluctant. I wasn’t keen on someone telling me to  “re-direct” my course. Now, I welcome the corrections and have no problem re-directing....