Archives For Leadership

encouraging leadership in small groups, churches, Bible studies, and Sunday school classes

What is the greatest example of love?  Take a look...

Jesus said:

"Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends" (John 15:13).

Thousands upon thousands of our troops are ready to lay down their lives. What a privilege to honor and celebrate the heroes who have already sacrificed their lives for us this Memorial Day. Continue Reading...

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Even after speaking to audiences of more than a decade to audiences of 10,000 and more, I’m still a passionate student committed to learning how to become a better communicator every chance I get.

Here are 3 tips I wish someone had told me before I ever stepped on stage:

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Bible Study

Every small group has a different DNA made up of interests, needs, desires, passions, and perspectives. Selecting a curriculum is not as easy as slipping on a one-size-fits-all t-shirt. In fact, choosing a Bible study can be the most difficult part when launching any small group.

Here are 5 steps to take when it comes to selecting a Bible study curriculum for your small group or Bible study: Continue Reading...

For the last few weeks, a single phrase rings through my core:

Don’t Miss Your Moment

I sensed it when I held my precious five-week-old twin nephews this summer.

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The Real Secret to Making All Your Dreams Come True

Last week at the Catalyst Conference we explored the theme #awakenthewonder. Hearts were revived. Hope returned. Snow even fell.

Much of the conversation circled around dreaming and vision casting as a leader.

I’m a dreamer. Maybe you’re one, too.

We imagine possibilities.

Develop newfangled ideas.

Sketch the invisible.

Resist the confines of reality.

That’s what dreamers do. That’s who we are. That’s how we roll.

No matter how immense our dreams, Jesus echoes the truth that even the most gargantuan of dreams remains too small. Continue Reading...