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  • March 21, 2017 - 3:38 pm in blog, Leadership

    Culture, Vision and Strategy

    Here are the two most important leadership truths I've learned since becoming a lead pastor: Culture eats vision for breakfast Vision without strategy creates a culture of apathy Culture eats vision…
  • December 12, 2016 - 9:32 pm in blog, Leadership

    The Myth of Balance

    I'm not the first person to ever say this, and I'm confident that I won't be the last, but here it is anyway:  balance is a myth. More critically, it's terribly misunderstood. As we talk about it…
  • November 17, 2016 - 5:40 pm in blog, Leadership

    The Blessing of Scary Waters

    It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted here, not because I haven’t been learning lots about leading a mega-church, but just because leading a mega-church is far more demanding and time-consuming…
  • October 13, 2016 - 10:58 am in blog, Leadership

    The Power of Touch

    One of the clearest things I've been learning during my first few weeks here in a mega-church concerns the power of touch.  I'm not talking about physical touch, though I do think there is great…
  • September 29, 2016 - 8:21 pm in blog, Leadership

    Bonus Post: What It’s Really Like

    Some people want to know "what's it really like becoming the lead pastor of a mega-church?" In terms of meeting all the people and trying to learn names and who's who, here's what it's really like:…
  • September 29, 2016 - 3:38 pm in blog, Leadership

    Moving Forward

    A couple of weeks into this thing and I'm realizing that yes, as I mentioned before, a mega-church isn't just a larger version of a small church, but also that there are some fundamental similarities.…
  • September 16, 2016 - 12:54 pm in blog, Leadership

    My First Week In a Mega-Church

    Well, I made it through my first full week as the senior pastor of a mega-church. And, in spite of more preaching, team meetings, lunches, dinners, consultations and "I just need a minute"-moments…
  • September 6, 2016 - 4:37 pm in blog, Leadership

    Loving and Learning

    Coletta and I were privileged to be able to spend a couple of days last week with the former pastor of Mission Hills Church, Mike Romberger, and his wife, Jane.  They were both very gracious in…
  • September 4, 2016 - 6:56 pm in Bible, Leadership

    And So It Begins

    I have always liked big churches.  I realize that's not really the "in" thing to say, but it's the honest truth. What I like about big churches isn't necessarily spiritual, just personal.  I like…
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