We’ve all experienced those crisis moments: the phone call comes, or you open the e-mail,…Continue Reading
When is it time to take a stand?
Many church leaders find it difficult to take a stand. We are afraid of offending…Continue Reading
How Much of the Story Do You Know? Part 2
Our strengths and ministry approaches often also have their roots in the past. I wrote…Continue Reading
How Much of the Story Do You Know?
I filled the pulpit yesterday at First Baptist Church of Portland, OR, where I am…Continue Reading
What Do Leaders Have to Give Up?
Angela Booth in her excellent writing blog includes a writers’ prompt each week. Her most…Continue Reading
Does Helping Ever Help?
At a workshop I did yesterday with my colleague Debbie Highsmith at Ministry Days for…Continue Reading
Emotions and Leadership
Why is it so easy to get tripped up by our own emotions? Someone makes…Continue Reading
10 Tips for Dealing with Complaints in Ministry
I’ve got a new article in Leading Ideas, published by the Lewis Center for Leadership…Continue Reading
How Is the Past Present?
Where do you come from? Our history can be a source of strength as we…Continue Reading
What Do You Do When You Trip up as a Leader?
My voice teacher has a monthly performance group for her adult students. This month I…Continue Reading