4 Quirky Ways To Not Miss The Christmas Spirit

4 Quirky Ways To Not Miss The Christmas Spirit

Christmas services at church are either underway or coming Christmas Eve. And if you’re not careful, Christmas will arrive, but the Christmas spirit will be totally absent. We all do Christmas parties, gift exchanges, Christmas meals and Christmas playlists. So today I want to offer up 4 surefire – and slightly quirky – traditions to capture the Christmas spirit. 

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5 Ways to Leverage Christmas Break for Momentum in 2018

5 Ways to Leverage Christmas Break for Momentum in 2018

When January 2nd rolls around and you’re back to your routine, how will you feel about your Christmas break? How will your break have set you up for a momentous 2017? Here are 5 things you can do over your break to maximize the end of 2016 for momentum at the beginning of 2017.

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3 Ways To Lead Your Pastor's Kids Toward Jesus

3 Ways To Lead Your Pastor's Kids Toward Jesus

On the heels of Father’s Day, I’m mindful of my kids and the fact that they are Pastor's Kids! All they've known is church planting and full-time ministry. 

There are a lot of incredible things that come with this. For instance, if the saying “It takes a village…” is true - well, I have one! And at the same time, there are things that come with being a Pastor’s Kid that we must be aware of. Here are 3 ways to lead your Pastor’s Kids toward Jesus. 

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3 Leadership Lessons From My 3 Kids

3 Leadership Lessons From My 3 Kids

As Father’s Day approaches once again, I’m reminded of all of the leadership involved in fatherhood and all that fatherhood teaches me about leadership. As children grow, so should your leadership. 

I have 3 kids who continuously stretch me as a father and as a leader. Here are 3 things my children are teaching me about leadership.

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Is Love Still the Most Excellent Way?

Is Love Still the Most Excellent Way?

Is love still the most excellent way? 

When I parent my kids, is love still the most excellent way? 
When I speak to my wife, is love still the most excellent way? 
When I manage employees, is love still the most excellent way? 
When I walk into Starbucks, is love still the most excellent way? 
When I lead and pastor in a church, is love still the most excellent way?

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3 Ways to Make This Year Better Than Last

3 Ways to Make This Year Better Than Last

Happy New Year! 2016 is in the books, and 2017 is here. We're all thinking about how to make this year better than last, but only 5% of New Years Resolutions actually make it past Valentine's Day. Why?

  1. They tend to be a prescription we write for ourselves rather than a promise we devote to God.
  2. They're measured by outcomes rather than obedience. We're good a painting a picture of our preferred future, but we tend not to map out our path of obedience.
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Could You Accidentally Miss the Christmas Spirit?

Could You Accidentally Miss the Christmas Spirit?

Christmas services at church are either underway or coming Christmas Eve. And if you’re not careful, Christmas will arrive, but the Christmas spirit will be totally absent. We all do Christmas parties, gift exchanges, Christmas meals and Christmas playlists. So today I want to offer up 3 surefire – and slightly quirky – traditions to capture the Christmas spirit. 

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5 Ways to Maximize Christmas Break for Momentum in the New Year

5 Ways to Maximize Christmas Break for Momentum in the New Year

When January 3rd rolls around and you’re back to your routine, how will you feel about your Christmas break? How will your break have set you up for a momentous 2017? Here are 5 things you can do over your break to maximize the end of 2016 for momentum at the beginning of 2017.

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