Want to Lead Well? You’re Gonna Need this.


My wife, Rachel, recently shared brilliant wisdom about thriving in marriage and in ministry. In case you missed it, you can read that here. But this week, I want to address the importance of having healthy friendships. As a pastor I try to lead people towards Jesus and towards community. I know that loneliness and [...]

Want to Lead Well? You’re Gonna Need this.2019-05-24T18:56:59+00:00

Marriage, Ministry, and My Better (Prettier) Half


For the last 23 years, my wife, Rachel, has been my partner, my best friend, and my comrade-in-arms. I asked if she would guest-post this week to share some of her insights about what it looks like to experience joy in marriage and ministry. Rachel has built both our home and our church with strength, [...]

Marriage, Ministry, and My Better (Prettier) Half2019-05-07T15:05:25+00:00

Overcoming Being Overwhelmed


If you're like me, your dreams of what leadership would look like didn't include burnout, failure, becoming apathetic or cynical. But many of our experiences have left us feeling stressed, worn out, and ready to throw in the towel. So how do we overcome being overwhelmed? I've had to learn that as much as I [...]

Overcoming Being Overwhelmed2019-05-02T18:50:01+00:00

Kingdom Over Castles


It used to be the case that when you talked to church leaders about church planting, eyes would glaze over, and conversation topics would awkwardly shift. It’s exciting to me that we live in a time when that is changing. Organizations like NewThing, Stadia, Passion For Planting, Orchard Group, and others demonstrate that more and [...]

Kingdom Over Castles2019-04-05T15:07:14+00:00

You Were Made For More Than Mediocre


Are you satisfied with where you are as a leader? I hope not. I hope you're still hungry to keep growing. But if we are really honest, we all have a tendency to say, "Good enough." We get comfortable. We stagnate and settle into mediocrity. The word mediocre comes from two latin words: medial, which [...]

You Were Made For More Than Mediocre2019-03-29T15:55:26+00:00

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