How to Guard Sabbath for Your Children
God ordains Sabbath for our good and for his glory. May our homes be places where Sabbath rest is jealously guarded, that in all things God might have preeminence—even our schedules.
What Happens When An Organization Slows
If you are in a time of decline, perhaps it’s time to think differently than your natural, even understandable emotions would lead you to act.
Why Leaders Should Constantly Reiterate What’s Important
In a world full of noise, repetition helps important messages sink in. You may feel like a broken record, but your message will stand out as important only when it is heard multiple times.
10 Old Wives’ Tales About Church Growth
- If You’re Not Growing, Something’s Wrong
- The More You Grow, the Healthier You Are
- Contemporary Music Will Save Your Church
- Church Growth Can Be Manufactured
- If Your Church Grows, Your Leader Is “Anointed”
- If Your Church Doesn’t Grow, It’s a Problem with the Leader
- Good Preaching Is the Answer to Growing Your Church
- You Will Retain a Large Percentage of Your Visitors on Special Days
- The More Programs You Offer, the More Your Church Will Grow
- If You Build It, They Will Come
Ten Steps to Deal with Inward Drift in Established Churches
Leading an established church toward an outward focus is like eating an elephant. You can eat only one bite at a time. Progress may seem painfully slow. But the process is worth all the toil, pain, and prayers.
The Fantasy of Getting It All Done
Surely I’m not alone wrestling with the fantasy that I can somehow do all the stuff that’s expected of me? That all I need do is fine-tune the machine that is me, and I’ll up my processing speed and get through it all?
The Failure of Twenty-Something Thinking and Why You Should Peak at 65
Here’s the truth: If you set a goal of peaking at 65, you’ll succeed at 25 and keep succeeding for the rest of your life.