Category: Leadership

Surfing and Church Planting

I’ve never been surfing. At least not in the sense of riding waves on the beaches of California. It sounds like fun. I think I’d like the adrenaline rush that comes from catching the perfect wave, gliding along the water, and rushing toward the beech with the cool wind in my hair and the warm […]

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3 Simple Steps to Start a Blog

Over the last week, I’ve had several people ask about how to start a blog or website. So I thought I’d write a quick post to help people out. Here’s the thing. It’s not rocket science. If I can do it, you can do it. My background is not in web design, IT, or coding. […]

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The One-Word Reason We’re an Attractional Church

As we’ve moved into the next phase of planting Antioch Georgetown – a new church in Georgetown, Texas – I’m often confronted with very specific questions about our approach to ministry. Are you an attractional church? Are you a missional church? Are you an incarnational church? Granted, these questions never come from the unchurched, but […]

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Who’s Really in Control of Your Life?

If I were to hop on on the counseling couch I’d have to confess, I like control.  Better yet, I like to be in control. Now before you label me some weirdo control freak, let me explain. In some form or fashion, we all like to be in control.  I say this because for most […]

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Top 10 Books I Recently Read that have Impacted My Life

I didn’t grow up a reader. I would have much rather spent my time outside throwing a football or playing basketball. Even to this day, reading doesn’t come easy. I still have to force myself to make time for reading. It’s funny though, because after I finish a book I never think, “Well that was […]

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10 FREE Tools I Use to Get Stuff Done

I’ve heard it said that a carpenter is only as good as his tools. I guess who ever said that never saw me try to hang crown molding! Needless to say, having the right tools is essential to great productivity. In today’s online world, there are thousands of tools available to help you stay on track, […]

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10 Creative Ways to Refuel Volunteers

Appreciation goes a long way. It's like gas in the tank. Every time a volunteers serves, he/she is spending time and energy. They're burning fuel. It's your job as the leader to make sure you refuel your volunteers.  Easier said than done right? Every person recieves appreciation differently. Some people prefer a tangible gift and others respond better to a […]

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5 Meetings Every Team MUST Have

  Meetings. You may love them or you may hate them, but they are necessary to the health of an organization. They can be the most productive time of your week or the biggest waste of time. So what's the difference?     You.     If you lead a team, believe it or not, […]

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The Difference between Faith and Risk

Faith and Risk Before I share the differences between faith and risk, let me share what they have in common.  Faith and risk are both scary. Have you ever done something risky? I’m not talking about drinking milk that expired yesterday. I’m talking about something that pushes the edge of sanity. Something that if you succeed […]

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Church Planting, the Gospel, and Relationships

  Church planting is relational because the gospel is relational. When Jesus commissioned the disciples to “go and make disciples,” it was understood this would take place within the scope of relationships. Think about it. You can’t share the gospel with a person unless you meet them, love them, and/or communicate with them. Relationships are […]

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