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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…

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    5 Lessons Learned From Years of Ministry With My Wife

    For many church leaders serving with family is normal. Many of even serve in the same ministry as family members. In bi-vocaional leadership serving with family members is almost inevitable. In these cases, we will often have to lean on trusted family members to fill roles within the church. I’ve been in ministry for over 10 years. From leading the worship team, to leading the youth ministry, to becoming a pastor to children for nearly 10 years. In all those years, and in all those roles, my wife was right there with me. I LOVE serving with my wife. Many people say you should never work with family, but my…

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    Maybe the Chairs SHOULDN’T Match

    This week I’m at the Orange Conference. This table is not from this years theme. In fact in will quite likely not even be mentioned at all this week. But, as I walked around the conference I found myself looking at this table. As I looked at it, the symbolism of it struck me. This is not about a pretty picture. It’s not about a perfect place setting, worthy of a magazine. This table, and these chairs are about a gathering. You see, it’s not about the mismatched chairs, it’s about the table. This table represents a place for people to come together. Heck, there was a time when the…

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    Observations From a High School Field Trip With My Son

      8:30 The seats on this bus are closer together that I remember… because I’m certain I haven’t gotten any bigger. 8:43 This bus driver is a big fan of racing… or demolition derby. Probably demolition derby. 9:00 These buses have air conditioning these days… Naturally I get stuck with the one bus driver who refuses to use it. Her mantra “Race cars don’t have air conditioning. Neither do race buses.” 9:15 Dear God, would someone please tell this bus driver that we are not in a race and this is not a race car. And no, I didn’t just take God’s name in vain. That’s a serious prayer. #scaredformylife…