Take Time to Overcommunicate Change

The pastor came to me with concern. People were leaving his church – long term, stalwart members were leaving. I give him credit, at least he was concerned about this exodus. I speak with too many pastors who do not take a concerned attitude over people leaving. Be your a church, manufacturer, corporate business, or [...]

Take Time to Overcommunicate Change2019-04-18T13:17:12-05:00

Unlearning for Greater Leading

It would be hard for anyone to contradict that the culture around us is changing. In fact, God created us all as beings of constant change. Every living thing that God created, He built for continuous change. As leaders in our family, business, or ministry, things around us are changing and our leadership should also [...]

Unlearning for Greater Leading2019-04-18T13:09:08-05:00

Calming presence: There’s a ‘place for everyone’ in local, national disaster relief efforts

Cookie Garner Baker says she could tell a tornado was coming. The sky looked strange as she helped an older lady get in her car and head home from her church in Manchester, Tennessee. “I got in my car too and just as I made the turn at the end of the road behind the [...]

Calming presence: There’s a ‘place for everyone’ in local, national disaster relief efforts2019-04-05T13:41:43-05:00

One Small Church Teaches One Giant Lesson

“Were you that pastor?” Came the energetic inquiry from my colleague and fellow consulting/coach. We were sitting in a church Bible study classroom listening to the 76 years of age pastor of this small, declining church. At the time of our meeting, the church was running about 12 in their Sunday morning service. This was [...]

One Small Church Teaches One Giant Lesson2019-04-05T12:58:20-05:00

Will You Let Faith…

The interviewer on the street asked passersby, “How would you describe faith?” The responses varied little. “It’s what they teach you at church in religion class.” Or, “It’s what’s in the Bible.” And occasionally you’ll hear, “It’s what you believe.” All of these responses are vague and perhaps a little scary. Scary in the sense [...]

Will You Let Faith…2019-03-27T14:34:40-05:00

Lesson from one Crippled

Mephibosheth was the grandson of Saul, the first King of Israel. His father was Saul’s son Jonathan. As the grandson of the king, Mephibosheth was used to living in the palace, eating at the king's table. When he was only five years old, his father and grandfather were both killed in battle. David, an adversary [...]

Lesson from one Crippled2019-03-19T14:05:51-05:00

Disaster Relief and Ministry Safe

In this month’s video, Executive Director Rick Lance brings an update on Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief efforts in Lee County and highlights the importance of an upcoming MinistrySafe conference. Video Transcript: Alabama Baptists, these are sad and serious times. First of all, let me talk to you about disaster relief. You know about the experience of the [...]

Disaster Relief and Ministry Safe2019-03-19T13:54:56-05:00

Is Reprimanding Useful?

In a recent post, I wrote about using redirection of behaviors as a means to reach effective production. Redirecting behavior is almost always a greater way to get desired production and results. Wise leaders use redirecting when a person or team has not yet learned or is not practicing behaviors which produce desired results. Perhaps [...]

Is Reprimanding Useful?2019-03-12T20:50:55-05:00

Alabama reeling after devastating tornado in Lee County

As volunteers and donations poured into Lee County following a deadly tornado outbreak on March 3, Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief (ABDR) teams joined volunteers from several agencies in the recovery effort. “I’ve seen a tremendous number of volunteers out here helping from the community and from far away,” said Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief strategist Mark [...]

Alabama reeling after devastating tornado in Lee County2019-03-12T20:53:13-05:00

Disaster relief efforts wrapping up in Lee County as Community Turns to Long Term Recovery

As volunteers and donations poured into Lee County following a deadly tornado outbreak on March 3, Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief teams joined volunteers from several agencies in the cleanup and recovery effort. “I’ve seen a tremendous number of volunteers out here helping from the community and from far away,” said Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief strategist [...]

Disaster relief efforts wrapping up in Lee County as Community Turns to Long Term Recovery2019-03-08T17:40:45-05:00

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