Leadership Tests

Every leader faces tests.  I know, not every leader enjoys them, but every leader grows because of them.  Tests deepen our knowledge, expand our resolve and increase our faith.  Pastoring for nearly 25 years has had its share of tests.  Some I have passed.  Others I have miserably failed at.  But every leader must face […]

Holy Hustle.

“So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless” (1 Corinthians 15:58). The original Greek word for ‘enthusiastically’ is perisseuó – περισσεύω – meaning “exceeding the ordinary.” That sounds like some holy hustle! God wants you to […]

What does @TomFord and @DinoRizzo have in common?

A few months ago I was hosting a leadership event called The X Conference at our church. We do it, basically, every other year. This year we invited 13 speakers for a one day church leadership experience. One of our speakers, Dino Rizzo, hands me a small gift bag and says, “Just something small for […]