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4 Healthy Defaults for Balancing Family and Ministry – Part 4

In this series of posts,  I have talked about the importance of seeking out a vision for family and ministry, while also establishing healthy defaults as we seek greater balance. Although balancing family is often a moving target, it doesn’t mean we should not aim to establish healthy patterns and systems in our family life. So far in this […]


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4 Healthy Defaults for Balancing Family and Ministry – Part 3

In my first post in this series I talked about the importance of seeking out a vision for our own family while we journey through ministry together. So often we are quick to craft vision statements and values for our churches, yet we neglect to have a God-given vision for our own family. If you are […]


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Balancing Family Ministry

4 Healthy Defaults for Balancing Family and Ministry – Part 2

In a previous post I talked about the importance discovering a new vision for balancing family and ministry. Ultimately, trying to find balance often feels like a moving target, so it’s essential that our family has a clear God-given vision of what is needed for the long haul. While finding balance is a moving target […]


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Balancing Family Ministry

4 Healthy Defaults for Balancing Family and Ministry – Part 1

In my previous post I talked about the importance of allowing a God-given vision for family and ministry. After, trying to balance family and ministry is a moving target for most of us. Just when you think you have it figured out, it changes! While trying to find balance seems like an impossible task, it […]


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8 Signs of an Unhealthy Youth & Children’s Ministry Worker

“The way you invest in your own family will significantly affect the influence you have with parents.” Team Up! The Family Ministry Playbook for Partnering with Parents.  God has called parents to be the primary investors of their child’s faith journey. It’s essential that we comprehend the greater influence of time that parents have with their […]


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Leading By Example… When Our Words Are Not Enough

It’s natural for followers to begin to take on the personality, habits, theology, and core values of the leader. Just walk into any organization and you can quickly see what the leadership stands for by seeing the employees at work. If you were to walk into a church, what would the people and culture tell you […]


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The Importance of Saying “No” to ‘Yes People’.

If you are like me, it always feels good to hear affirmation as a leader. If I am honest, there are times when I wish everyone would agree with my vision, philosophies, and my day-to-day decisions. But, sadly, as a leader that is not the real world… Every leader should expect push-back, criticism, and opposition […]


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Leadership Realities: Can Your Weakness Actually Become a Strength?

One the greatest challenges I have faced as a leader is being uneasy with admitting weakness to my followers. There’s just something about admitting a weakness that seems to go against the laws of leadership. But, is that really true? You see, I am experiencing more and more that the inability to admit weakness is […]


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Are You Overlooking Your Biggest Leadership Roadblock?

Last week I had the privilege to spend an evening with a class of college students studying for their youth ministry class. They were an incredibly sharp group and had some brilliant questions for me. Perhaps one of the most challenging but important questions asked of me was: “What have been the biggest roadblocks in […]


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Leadership Refinement: A Necessary and Painful Path of a Leader

Being in a position of leadership in the local church has been incredible for me! As I look back, I am amazed at how much I have learned and how much I have yet to learn about ministry and leadership. Although I use the word “incredible” to describe my journey so far, it’s important to […]


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