Archives For Leadership

The famous football coach Vince Lombardi blockandtacklebelieved that if his team could learn two things they would win football games. Just two things were the key to winning games? What about a thick and complex playbook? Don’t you need the fastest running backs and the most agile quarterbacks? Well, according to Vince Lombardi all you need to learn and execute are two things: blocking and tackling. If he could get his players to do those two things better than anyone else then they would win football games.

The Christian life points us in this direction as well. Not that we need to learn how to block and tackle, but there are two basic skills that are so foundational to life that we will be at a great loss if we don’t learn them. There are two things that Continue Reading…

The gospel provides rest from all of our burdens, anxieties and fears because the gospel is founded upon the character of God. This is the God, the great I AM, the sustainer of all things, ruler over the entire universe and everything else.“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

The gospel says that God is taking what is broken beyond our ability to fix and fixing it; the gospel is God taking our sinfully dead hearts and bringing them back to life through the life, death, resurrection and reign of Christ. Continue Reading…

1. Read your Bible.spurgeon bible

This sounds basic but many people read a devotional written by someone else. There might be a verse or passage in the beginning or end of the devotional but the bulk of the material comes from the author. Now there is nothing wrong with reading devotionals written by human authors. Two of my favorites are Paul Tripp and John Piper. However, nothing is better than just reading a passage out of your own Bible. I’m sure these two authors would encourage you to read more the Word than their own words.

2. Study for Yourself.

Pouring over the Scriptures yourself is life giving. Some people are literally afraid to read the Bible because they might not understand it all. God has written the Bible in such a way that anyone can understand its basic meaning. The Scriptures contain God’s grace to you, and you do not want to miss out on receiving it.

3. Listen to God.

I’ve never heard God speak in an audible voice to me but He has given me his Word, the Bible. God wants to speak to you and His best medium is through the Bible. When you prayerfully go through the Scriptures you will begin to experience and hear God speaking truth into your life, He will speak comforting words to your hurting heart and He will give you wisdom to make difficult decisions.

4. Pray.

The Lord wants to hear from you as well. Don’t be afraid to pour out your heart to God. All your thoughts, emotions, struggles, hardships, joys, pains, thanksgivings and praise. God wants to hear it all. I love praying the Scriptures back to God for myself and for others. To keep me focused while I pray I write in a journal.

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justintrappJustin Trapp is the head of Ministry Pass, a company that creates content and resources for busy pastors. In this episode Justin shares that leadership involves Continue Reading…

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How does the gospel impact confrontation? Find out exactly how in this podcast with Young Life Regional Director Rich Dargenio. Rich and I have been friends for Continue Reading…

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mckayI’m super stoked about this interview with McKay Caston. As you listen you will hear someone who truly has a grasp on the gospel and its ability to transform lives and ministry.

McKay is a pastor in Dahlonega, GA. He has also written a book called A+ for an F

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In this episode I interview Erik Bonkovsky. Eric is a Princeton and Westminster Grad, former erikbYoung Life Area Director and now pastor at City Church in Richmond, VA. Listen as Eric talks to us about being a gospel centered pastor and leader.

 

Apathy: lack of interest, enthusiasm or concern.

Does this describe some of the people you work with? Do you ever feel like motivating people is an impossible task? Leading people is-Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.-Hebrews 10-24 extremely difficult, leading apathetic people, well, that can be completely frustrating. So, what’s a leader to do? Here are some Continue Reading…

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1.  Three.

Start your day by writing down the three most critical things you need to do TODAY. Write them on a piece a paper or post it note and put it on your desk or computer screen. Focus on Continue Reading…