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Road Trip Recap

Road Trip Recap

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Like I said in my previous post, I spent the final 10 days of April traveling through North Carolina! It was so great being able to go from city to… Read more

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Weekend Recap: Tuck Fest 2018

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If you’re anything like me, you know that you gotta work hard to play hard. For the past 6 months, I’ve been running and pushing hard at work, and it… Read more

What The Enneagram Means For Your Ministry

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When it comes to our relationships, understanding how we’re wired is necessary to communicate do’s, don’ts, and don’t evens to our friends, partners, and colleagues. The self-awareness that comes with knowing what makes us run allows us to collaborate, delegate, and initiate with synergy like never before.

The Church’s Intended Purpose

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I wrote this article for my friend and former student, Maddie Stiles, for her blog, and I’d love to share it with you. Make sure to check her out her… Read more

How Can I Reach Students Better?

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They’re the most interesting creatures on the face of this earth. They want to act like adults, spend mom and dad’s money like adults, but have none of the responsibilities of adults. They think they’re older than they really are, more mature than they really are, and more competent than they really are. They love their independence, but can’t help but flock to attention. They scorn authority, but want to be the ones in charge. They’re the most intricate oxymoron in society, and we adults know it because we once were one of them.

5 Leadership Axioms That Will Make You Better

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Here are my top 5 leadership lessons that I would love to pass on to you. I’ll be explaining these in the context of the church world, simply because that’s where I learned them and learned how to implement them. They work in any setting, and can take you to the next step in your journey as a person, organization, or business.

Hold Up. Wait A Minute.

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Remember what you were told growing up about paying too much attention to time passing?

“If you stare at the clock, it’ll only go slower.”

Doubt And The Fight Against It

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I’m naturally a skeptic. It takes a large amount of convincing for me to believe that something is happening, or that something is real, without seeing it for myself.

Does This Sound Like Your Church?

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When I was a kid, I would have my mom buy the huge boxes of cereal. Why? To my childhood eyes, they looked SO cool.

Pastors, I Have A Bone To Pick With You

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Have you ever seen a flock of sheep out in a pasture? Or, better yet, have you ever met a shepherd whose job is to lead a flock of sheep?