The Most Helpful Sentence I’ve Ever Learned

I try my best to develop solid relationships grounded in faith, trust, respect, and love. I’m not perfect at it by any means. Developing these relationships is the most important thing I can do in my ministry and my life. Along the way, I’ve discovered that building...

3 Reasons to Deal with Conflict Immediately

One of the wonderful things about ministry is that you get to work with people that are passionate about the church and their ministry. Most volunteers and staff do what they do because they love it, it brings them great joy, and they care about the people they are...

Steps for Dealing with Conflict

“If you fail to confront, you will lose. But, if you confront poorly, you will also lose. So, you must confront, but confront well.” –Henry Cloud A couple weeks ago, I had a series of tweets listing all the things I learned that day. It was a tough day and I learned...

Knowing What Not To Do

Awhile back, I started a file on my computer titled, “Things not to do with those I lead.” I hadn’t looked at it in a long time, so I decided to open it up and see what I had written. I laughed when I saw that I only had one item listed: do not...

Learning from Conflict

A few years ago, I was leading a high school retreat and I had a wonderful team of leaders who were making it happen. The retreat was going very well and the youth participants were all engaged in the experience. In spite of the great leadership, there were still some...

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