Listen before You Lead

Mother Teresa has always intrigued me because of her godly servant leadership. She was a tiny but powerful woman who didn’t use manipulation, money, or magnetism to influence people. Instead, Mother Teresa was known as a humble listener. You would think that would have hurt her leadership. I mean – to influence people, don’t you…

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Five Final Instructions

For the Church Family I’ve Come to Love Serving as the Interim Lead Pastor of CHBC has been a joy and privilege! Over the last nine months, my heart became deeply attached to this wonderful community of believers. It’s been tremendously rewarding to help prepare the church family for a new leader. In two weeks,…

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How to Stand Straight with a Strong Core

Steve and I belong to a gym. Please be impressed. When I go, I do some cardio and call it good. However, when I met with one of the trainers at the gym, she told me I needed to strengthen my core. If you don’t have a strong core, apparently your balance suffers. Bummer! I…

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Leading in Divisive Times: 5 Ways to Stay Above the Fray

How do we spiritually shepherd our people at a time when the Body of Christ is so polarized, fragmented, and testy? I’ve been asking myself that question every day for months. If you’re a pastor or ministry leader, you’ve been asking yourself that question as well.  Do we come out with fists swinging, calling it…

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