We are in the season of Advent - a time of hopeful expectation!
Yet we remain several months away from the end of the global pandemic. Across the board, many churches are closing down and others are hanging on with all of their strength.
Many pastors have been professionally educated and extensively trained.
The problem is – we are facing a massive discipleship crisis. I've found that much of our training doesn't help get at the root of this problem.
Deep change requires a new kind of training.
In today's episode, I cast a biblical vision for why training is not a "once and done" experience but a lifestyle we are called to.
Have you ever stopped to consider what season you are in?
Spring, summer, fall, or winter?
When we ignore the reality of our season, not only do we constantly feel like we're missing it, but we are unable to receive the unique gifts of God.
On today's podcast, together we'll explore how to discern and navigate our unique leadership seasons.
For many leaders, the pain and failure that come with leadership are often too much to bear.
But the truth is – pain and failure are some of God's greatest gifts to us.
Why? Because it is the only way we will mature into the unique leaders He has destined us to become. In today's podcast episode, I'll show you how to perceive the challenges of leadership as gifts from the Father.
Have you ever returned from vacation tired and empty?
As we enter into the summer months in North America, we have an opportunity to completely re-think the way we take our vacations from a biblical perspective.
On today's podcast, I explore what you must do BEFORE, DURING, and AFTER your vacation in order for you to get the rest and restoration you need.
Is your life and leadership the same on the INSIDE as it is on the OUTSIDE?
You might respond "Of course it is!". But reality is - sometimes it's hard to know. That's why God often sends others to help us see our own blindspots.
In today's podcast, I share this full sermon and 3 invitations that I believe are critical for the day in which we live.
It has been almost 40 years since I graduated from seminary. I had no idea there would also be a few HARD lessons waiting for me. Each of them would completely transform my life and ministry.
In today's podcast, I share just 5 of these important lessons hoping they can be a gift to you as well.
Most leaders are consumed with solving problems, putting out fires, and managing people.
Most leaders are taught that THIS is good leadership! But the truth is, if you want to be a transformational leader, you must learn to lead from the inside out.
In today's episode, I share about the three temptations that must be resisted in order to lead from within.
Last week on the podcast we covered a thorny topic – Church Scandals.
In today's episode, I tackle several questions that listeners sent me last week, and then we dive into part two of the key to addressing our church scandal crisis.
They seem to be more and more frequent in headline news. Each one has a dramatic effect on all of us. They are to be grieved but also carefully examined.
Please listen to today's episode, and if appropriate, share with others leaders who could benefit from this conversation.
We must recover the ancient practice Sabbath. It's how we slow down our lives to delight in Jesus, and in doing so, anchor ourselves into eternity.
On today's podcast, I share a message which is the second part of our podcast series on the Sabbath.