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    I’ve Been Doing it Wrong

    I’ve been in ministry for 12 years or so and been a Christian most of my life. During that time I have experienced a fair amount of what many people would consider to be a success. In much of it, I would agree. Recently, however, I’ve come to realize for much of my ministry and life, in general, I’ve been doing it wrong. Big dreams I’m the kinda person that is constantly thinking a few steps ahead. I’m always looking at where we are going, at what comes next. This has led me to have some really big dreams over the years… many dreams. In and of themselves these are…

  • Leadership,  Orange

    Is Social Media About Content or Connection?

    I have read a bunch of books in my life. I am an avid reader and usually have 2-3 books in process at any given moment. I usually have one fiction book just for fun and another book or two for learning. Books are great. However, there is one way that books are severally lacking… you can’t talk with the author. Sure, there are some authors that are pretty active on social media. I’ve even known of some putting their own, personal email in the book. But, for the most part, there is no real interaction between you and the person or people who wrote the book. That’s ok… because…

  • Christian Living,  Orange

    Expecting Much From Jesus This Week

    This morning I sit in a Starbucks in Duluth, Georgia. Duluth is part of the greater Atlanta metropolitan area… at least that’s what I’m calling it. I’m sitting here, expecting Jesus to do something this week. You see, I’m in Atlanta for a conference. This is like my 7th or 8th time coming for this conference. In those years I have had a lot of fun and have seen Jesus do some great things in me and in whatever church I was serving at the time. So, I’m expecting much from Jesus this week. Can we EXPECT things from Jesus? When I talk of expecting something from there is almost…

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    A Miracle At Rethink Leadership

    As Christians, we sometimes over-spiritualize everything. However, God is at work in our day to day lives. So, there some things that happen that truly are divinely appointed. I experienced on such event at the ReThink Leadership Conference. I was fortunate to be able to attend the very first ReThink Leadership Conference. At that point, I was in the process of working towards planting a church. I had blogged for the Orange Conference for a few years and thought my change of role would be a great opportunity to help debut this new event. It turned out to be so much more than that. If you read my post earlier this…

  • Leadership,  Orange

    Senior Leaders are Learners, Too

    In my years in children’s ministry, I often heard it said, “Leaders are learners.” Now, as a senior pastor and church planter, this statement is still true. I think that many senior pastors would agree. This is why events like the ReThink Leadership Conference exist. What is the ReThink Leadership Conference? There are many conferences for church leaders of all types. From children to youth to worship leaders and even senior leaders. Whatever your role is within the church, there is a conference for you. ReThink Leadership is a conference specifically for senior leaders. In fact, it is only open to senior and executive pastors. ReThink is a conference aimed specifically…