March 15, 2017
You Need a Friend/Coach in Christ

Why do we try to do things on our own in church ministry?  Why do we seem to honor being a…

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March 14, 2017
Mostly For United Methodist Eyes – Bloom Where You’re Planted

Take an “imaginary” trip with me. The year is 2017, but things are different in some subtle ways. The U.S. military…

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March 7, 2017
Pastor, Leader, and Equipper – O My!

If you’re a pastor, you’ve likely heard it.  “We need a pastor who is more of a shepherd!” What does that…

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My Wishlist
March 2, 2017
A Pastor’s Wish List

Ministry in today’s culture is more difficult than perhaps at any other time in history. Sure, we’re in no danger of…

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February 27, 2017
My Problem with Old People Even Though I Are One

Before you get mad, I am an old person. I’m 77, so I’m one of those old people I have a…

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Don't Squander Your Honeymoon
February 23, 2017
Don’t Waste Your First Six Months

There are two ways to approach a new calling to a declining church. (1) Start slowly, build relationships, get the lay…

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February 21, 2017
Hospitality as the Foundation of Church Life

Had a great time at the mall recently.  The wife gave me a dollar to spend in the arcade.  Skeeball is…

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February 21, 2017
Lead Like an Old English Sheepdog

For years I’ve asked my coaching clients, “What’s your hobby?” (because, Church Leaders – including you minister-types – it’s critical we have at least…

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February 14, 2017
Prioritization: Where Do You Fit In?

My birthday was Sunday and for the first time I decided to give myself a gift. Not merely a present but,…

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