When Pastor Mark Burns opened up the Republican National Convention with prayer on Monday night, he could not have made himself more clear. Donald Trump, the Republican nominee, was a believer in Jesus Christ, and the enemy was not other Republicans but rather “Hillary Clinton
Volunteers play such an integral part of every church. The truth is, most churches wouldn’t be able to survive without them. They perform a myriad of roles and allow a church to operate at a lower cost than it otherwise would. Showing appreciation for your
Sermons by Francis Chan, best-selling author of Crazy Love, Forgotten God, Erasing Hell, Multiply, and You and Me Forever. Francis is the host of the BASIC.series (Who Is God & We Are Church). Currently, he is planting churches in the San Francisco area. For more
According to Forbes, in 2006, Warren Buffet announced that over the next 20 years he would donate $30 billion in stock to the Gates Foundation. This is a staggering amount of money only to be matched by Bill and Melinda Gates themselves. Have you ever witnessed that
“I love you pastor, but I want you fired.”
Several months ago I wrote about bully church members. The post focused on the damage they do and the problems they create. The article resonated with many church leaders.
But some of those leaders told me the article was
Few churches have a great planning process. Most don’t even have a good planning process, if they have a process at all.
I’m not sure why this isn’t a bigger priority. Planning is certainly biblical. I don’t find many pastors who would really take aim at that fact.
One of the most influential teachings I’ve ever received has been on when church leaders disappoint us. I think all of us involved in ministry of some capacity through the years have been let down, discarded, and overlooked by someone we esteemed, admired, and maybe
#1 - Put God FIRST in your finances, until He is in control your money will be out of control! (Colossians 1:17 promises than IN HIM all things hold together, if something is falling apart it's most likely because it is not "in Him!")
Humility is something to be strived for yet it has grown to have a negative connotation. Sad to say, humility is often mistaken as being weak, wimpy, or spineless when in actuality, it’s quite the opposite. A humble leader has noble character.
So where can we
This week, for a new project, I had the opportunity to sit down and talk leadership with Rick Hendrick at his headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was a wonderful day, and I came away with something that I want to share with you, because