5 things to start the new year

As school is getting back into the full swing, I wanted to share five things to help us all look at the school year afresh. Even though I have students in mind, these things can apply to anyone, anywhere. 1) Start with God. I know it seems like a given but there’s no doubt that as time, busyness and complacency set in, starting each day … Continue reading 5 things to start the new year

Three Things Young Leaders Can Do To Increase Their Influence

Many people aspire to leadership. It’s often a good thing. However, many younger leaders get into a position of leadership and influence and then become overwhelmed by the tasks, responsibilities and falter, causing a domino effect that can not only hurt others but eventually cost them their influence altogether. Here are three suggestions for those younger leaders moving into prominent leadership positions. Find a mentor. … Continue reading Three Things Young Leaders Can Do To Increase Their Influence

4 Of The Most Important Words For Making Disciples

  I had a conversation with a friend today. As we sat and talked about ministry, discipleship and kingdom building, these four words seemed to resonate well within my soul This is not the first time, however, that I have thought about these words, which is why I felt I should include them in a blog format. Sure, there are more words that are important … Continue reading 4 Of The Most Important Words For Making Disciples

What’s Jethro Got To Say? 3 Pieces of Advice From Moses’ Father-In-Law

Moses was a great and wise leader.  This is greatly punctuated  when Moses hears and heeds advice from his father-in-law, Jethro. Read the story here: Exodus 18 . May I offer three critical pieces of advice from an old mentor to new leader? Don’t Do Everything. Moses was selected to lead a nation. He had his brother Aaron beside him most of the time however, Moses … Continue reading What’s Jethro Got To Say? 3 Pieces of Advice From Moses’ Father-In-Law

What Does It Take To Make A Disciple?

As I have been actively seeking what it takes to make disciples over the years, here are 5 things I have found essential if we are to have disciples like Jesus did. Making disciples takes a disciple. Anyone who desires to be part of God’s plan in making disciples must first be a disciple of Jesus themselves. Only a disciple of Jesus can make a … Continue reading What Does It Take To Make A Disciple?

The “X” Factors: 5 Keys To Discipling Like Jesus

There are many factors that go into a healthy mentoring and discipleship relationship. Jesus not only called us to make disciples but he showed us how to effectively disciple through his ministry years on earth. I call these the “X” factors since “X” in the Greek Language signifies Christ. As we briefly explore these factors, consider how they apply to your own life experience and … Continue reading The “X” Factors: 5 Keys To Discipling Like Jesus