Trust vs Suspicion, Andy Stanley

Sometimes there is a teaching that has tremendous potential to be a game-changer for churches & ministries. This is one of them. A healthy, thriving church/ministry has a ‘culture of trust’ among the leaders, the teams and, ultimately, throughout the rest of the organization.

Here is who should watch this video. Pastors. Staff. Elders. Deacons. Board Members. Volunteer Leaders. Ministry Teams. 

Rarely do I plead with people to do something. But in this post, I am. Please watch this and ask your teams to watch this. And please make it a launching pad to establish/re-establish/strengthen trust in your ministry. Thanks. 

 
 

Nancy Ortberg & the Pastor’s Wife

Many months ago, now, I had the distinct privilege of interviewing Nancy Ortberg while she was visiting our area. She graciously allowed me to film three separate interviews. You can check out the first two interviews by clicking the respective link below this interview.

In this interview, we broach the topic of the challenge that pastor’s wives face in being, well, a pastor’s wife. In particular, the huge expectations that people tend to automatically place on wives simply because their husband pastors a church. Enjoy.

Nancy Ortberg on Valuing Everyone Around You

Last year I had the distinct privilege of interviewing author, teacher and leader, Nancy Ortberg on several topics. I’ve already posted my interview entitled, “Nancy Ortberg & Finding Great Leaders in the Church.” In this interview, Nancy talks with me about valuing the people around you, especially those who might often go unnoticed. Enjoy.

To learn more about Nancy’s book or order it through my
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Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Mark Batterson on Reaching the Younger Generation

What a great joy it was for me to spend a few minutes with Mark Batterson earlier this year. Mark is perhaps most notably well-known for his book, The Circle Maker, an excellent and timely book on the topic of prayer. He is also the Lead Pastor of an exciting, thriving church in Washington D.C. 

In this 13 minute interview, Mark shares three (note – he says 2 but you’ll discover it’s really 3) pointers on how the body of Christ can more effectively reach the younger generations. Enjoy.

 

Lecrae and the Local Church

lecraeCheck out this powerful video testimony from hip-hop star, Lecrae. As I watched it today, I couldn’t help but hear him describe his ‘Grandma’s Church’ and wonder . . . what would that young man have said if he visited my church or your church, before he found Christ? Sure, you’re probably not going to do hip-hop during worship. But would he have sensed the Presence of God there? Would he have experienced a group of believers passionately worshiping God and loving one another? What impression do you think you would leave on him?

If you have a team that you meet with to talk strategy as a church, I challenge you to show this video to them and ask those questions. Let me know how it goes!

Can’t see this video in your rss or email? Try clicking this link.
 

Elevation Creative: Who Am I?

Pastors and church leaders. Bookmark this great video from the team at Elevation Church for your Sunday service. Hold it for a timely message. Show it pre-service, during the offering, or post-service. Put it on your website. Show it to your kids and teens. Let your people watch it over and over this coming year. It certainly isn’t going to hurt – we all need to be reminded who we are!

 

Nancy Ortberg and Finding Great Leaders in the Church

Last year I had the amazing opportunity to interview several leaders on behalf of Elim Fellowship and Transforming Leader. One such leader included author, speaker and leader, Nancy Ortberg. Check out these motivating words from Nancy Ortberg for pastors and church leaders on the topic of leadership in the pew!

To learn more about Nancy’s book or order it through my
Amazon Affiliates Bookstore, click this link.


Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Strategy Kickstart – Asking the Question, ‘Why?’

strategy kickstart logo3A Strategy Kickstart is a short 3-5 minute video clip which can be used to ‘kickstart’ a strategic discussion in your church or ministry. Simply show the video clip to your team and use the ideas and question posed to stimulate a valuable and hopefully relevant discussion on how you can better fulfill your ministry mission.

In this Strategy Kickstart, Wayne Hedlund challenges us to identify events and activities in our church and challenge them as a team by asking the question, “Why do we do this?”

 

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