The Fall season reminds me of riding a rollercoaster. As a kid I had a love/hate relationship with rollercoasters. I loved the idea of them, but as soon as the rollercoaster started moving I wanted to puke. Sometimes, I feel the same way about the 3 month stretch of October, November, December. It’s like a […]Read more "Awareness & Intentionality this Fall"
Many leaders know how to cast their vision, but do they know how to help others discover vision of their own? One important aspect of the ongoing work of a church planter is helping people discover and live with vision. This means helping the people of your church, and especially the leaders of your church, […]Read more "Don’t Just Cast Vision, Coach Vision"
It’s been a little over 5 years since we planted Redeemer. Which means I’ve been leading and multiplying missional communities for a little over 5 years now. This month at Redeemer we are taking time in our Sunday gatherings to reflect on how God has worked and what he has taught us 5 years into […]Read more "After 5 Years of Missional Communities"
Last week I led a couple of breakout sessions at the Acts 29 South-Central Conference on becoming a church-planting church. Below are some of my notes. If you are a pastor, planter, or future planter and want to talk more about becoming a church-planting church I’d love to hear from you. 1.Ask the Holy Spirit […]Read more "Becoming a Church-Planting Church"
In my last post I shared some of my learning on developing leaders. One of the keys to developing leaders is to provide people with baseline training, opportunities to lead, and on-going personal development as they lead. At Redeemer we seek to train all of our leaders using the same baseline content, but just teaching […]Read more "The 3 Types of Leaders In Your Church"
As I talk with leaders and church planters there is reoccuring topic that always keeps coming up…developing leaders. Common questions I get are: How do we develop leaders? What are you guys doing at Redeemer to develop leaders? What content do you use to develop leaders? What systems and structures do we need to put in […]Read more "3 Steps to Developing Leaders"
Last week I posted about the role of coaching church leaders, specifically missional community leaders and church planters. Coaching is about coming alongside of a leader to help them reflect and listen to the Holy Spirit about what it looks like to move forward. If I’m honest I haven’t always viewed coaching this way. In […]Read more "Mistakes to Avoid When Coaching Church Leaders"
Proverbs 20:5 tells us “the purpose in a man’s heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out”. Think about this word picture we are being given by the author. There is a deep well of purpose (calling) within the inner person of our being (heart) that needs to be […]Read more "The Role of Coaching in the Church"
Halloween is just a few days away. As you are making your plans and prepping costumes for your little goblins, I wanted to also call us to consider how we might love our neighbors this Halloween. Regardless of how you feel about Halloween, it is one of the best days of the year to get […]Read more "Ideas for Loving Your Neighbors on Halloween"
Last week I defined missional communities. I answered the question: What is a missional community at Redeemer? Our answer: a missional community is a family of servant missionaries committed to growing as disciples and making new disciples in all of life. In that post I unpacked everything in our definition except for the word “committed”. This […]Read more "Your Missional Community Needs a Vision"