A Happy Holiday Season to All

Advent Credo It is not true that creation and the human family are doomed to destruction and loss— This is true: For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life; It is not true that we must accept inhumanity…

I Almost Died Today

I still can’t fully explain nor remember what it’s like to be bundled 100 feet down a street – bizarre. I can recollect (and live) recovery – onerous. The event will always be a marker in my families life – one that is guiding and celebrated. Any day could be our last – make it count…

New U.S. Soccer Coach Talks Solidifying Culture

Newly appointed U.S. Men’s National Team Head Coach, Gregg Berhalter, spoke about leading in a situation where he does not see his people (players) every day – like leading multi-site churches. And how important culture is. Here is how Gregg plans on doing it: Consistent messaging – “players need reinforcement on what we want to…

5 Musts Leading Into 2019

A new calendar year provides an opportunistic and important time to lead splendiferously. The following are three powerful questions to ask yourself, followed by five ways to lead well into 2019. What would make 2019 a successful year? How will 2019 results be different than years prior? What personal rhythms will help you be the…

7 Steps to Public Speaking

I had the opportunity to preach at Mountainside Community Church in Reno, NV this past Sunday. Preaching is the art of publicly communicating the heart and truth of God. Afterward, I was asked how I prepare. This is my process to prepare for a sermon, and can be adapted for any public speaking: Listening prayer:…