3 Tips to Creating a Great Leadership Team

I've spent years being part of, and at times leading high performance leadership teams.  In fact, my favorite part of leadership is raising up leaders, giving them a platform and letting them run.  When you pick the right leaders, the results are nothing less than magical. The right leaders on a team will always accomplish more than what …

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How Leaders should respont to Same-sex Attraction in the Church

I think it’s safe to say, the issue of same-sex attraction and homosexuality is one that affects every small group. Whether members struggle themselves or know friends or family members who are active members in the LGBT community, I wanted to give us a few reflections and resources for how we can equip our people to …

3 Leadership Lessons the SBC can learn from Starbucks, Roseanne and ABC

The gauntlet dropped yesterday, and it dropped hard.  When Roseanne Barr tweeted on Tuesday an incendiary and racist tweet yesterday, it took ABC execs merely hours to resolve how to handle the situation.  Their solution was swift, albeit costly. The hit show will end this year's TV season as the #3 show of the season, …

Can you disappoint God?

The very nature of disappointment requires that we depend on that person to perform a certain duty or action for us to be satisfied.  Not God, he depends on us for nothing, and so I get to work out of his pleasure for me not work in order to earn his pleasure in me.