What Am I Missing?

Sometimes one well-placed question can change everything. I recently heard a well-known leadership expert describe a question that changed everything for him. He described himself as a person who felt he was usually right about most decisions and plans. He, half-jokingly, said he would often tell staff members that things could go much faster andContinue reading “What Am I Missing?”

Leadership Blindspots

A small blindspot can result in a big problem. Unfortunately, we all have blindspots whether we realize it or not. Imagine this fictitious conversation with your insurance agent following an accident where your car and the other car was seriously damaged, and all occupants were injured. Insurance Agent: “Sir what was the cause of theContinue reading “Leadership Blindspots”

Thankful for God’s faithfulness now and in days ahead

Thank you, Kentucky Baptists! Coming out of our Kentucky Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Owensboro we have much to be thankful for and much to look forward to. Here are three things for which I give thanks to God for Kentucky Baptists: I thank God for caring churches: Over 2,300 Kentucky Baptist churches care for theirContinue reading “Thankful for God’s faithfulness now and in days ahead”

Thanksgiving…more than a holiday

What do ministry burnout and thanksgiving have in common? Much. Let me explain. In 2008, or thereabouts, I found myself experiencing something that I had not known prior to that time. The church I was serving was doing well. People were being saved and discipled. Progress in our ministry to the community was happening. MyContinue reading “Thanksgiving…more than a holiday”