WHEN TO HIRE

Church planters are team builders. It’s what we do. Whether you are building a core team, launch team, a team of volunteers, a team of pastors, or a staff, you’re constantly building. One of my favorite parts of leading is the people I get to lead with. But hiring can...

WALKING THE LINE BETWEEN FAITH AND STUPID

Sometimes I have a hard time trying to figure out if I’m being faithful or stupid. The struggle is real. Maybe you can relate. For instance, at the beginning of 2018, our church began praying about a vacant 90,000 square foot former Kmart building. It seemed crazy....

WHAT TO DO ABOUT LONELY LEADERSHIP

If you’re familiar with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, it may be interesting for you to know I am an INTJ. If you’re not familiar with Myers-Briggs, you may think that stands for International Ninja and Tall Janitor. You would be wrong. Without going into an...

BIGGER/NEW/NEXT

Parenting is a lot like church planting. Both involve budgets, trying to balance life while not losing your mind, taking care of needy people, making sure you have a good place to call home, dealing with people who throw temper tantrums, all while trying to plan for...

CONTROLLED BURN

Growing up in New Mexico, I am acquainted with forest fires and their devastation. The summer camp I went to and worked for has almost burned multiple times. My sister worked on staff there when they had to put campers into 15-passenger vans and evacuate them to a...