My goal with this blog is to inspire and equip church leaders to build healthy churches that fulfill the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.
3 Keys to Aligning Ministries
March 12, 2014
We're better together! Alignment is a big deal in all organizations, whether it's a family, a business or a church. ...
The Shortest Mission Trip You’ll Ever Take
March 4, 2014
What if I could offer you a chance to do REAL missions work that could change lives and it won't ...
I’D RATHER BE CLEAR THAN CLEVER
February 25, 2014
As I shared in my last blog, our church leadership is working on three disciplines in 2014: Clarify our mission ...
3 Principles of Highly Effective Churches
February 15, 2014
On a recent trip to visit North Coast Church in southern California to check out their multi-venue model, I had ...
Could Going to a Four Year College Actually be a Setback?
February 3, 2014
As a father and a grandfather, I have a radically different view of college than I did growing up. I ...
Getting More Out of Two Zero One Four
January 11, 2014
It's that time of the year again! Now that the initial flurry of New Year's resolution articles have subsided, I ...
New Names Added to the Life List!
December 26, 2013
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Santa's list is filled with the names of CHANGED LIVES!!! Thank you for INVITING, ...
Three Reasons You Should Invite Someone to Our Christmas Services
December 18, 2013
1. Because people who may be resistant to visit church are incredibly receptive to a special Christmas service. Even people ...
Three Things Failure Can Teach You
December 14, 2013
I was blown away once again by our church's unbelievable unity. We just held a business meeting where we unanimously ...
WHY DO I NEED TO CHECK-IN WHEN SERVING?
December 5, 2013
New Improved Volunteer Check-In System Coming Soon! We will soon be installing customized check-in modules in each of our volunteer's ...
When Santa Came to Church He Brought Friends!
November 27, 2013
Santa versus Jesus Most Christians are aware that the modern day Santa Claus traces his roots back to Saint Nicholas ...
Did ORBC’s DREAM Change?
November 19, 2013
On Monday, November 11, 2013, I met with our Real Estate Broker to discuss the status of the contract on ...
I Have a Question About Tithing?
November 15, 2013
What should I do if I want to tithe, but my unbelieving husband doesn't? This is actually a complex question ...
When Does Ministry Count?
November 7, 2013
One feedback I've gotten over the years (sometimes second hand) has been, "I serve regularly with an organization outside the ...
The Recipe for Maturity!
October 28, 2013
What are the Ingredients of Growth? The goal of Christianity is not heaven. The goal of Christianity is to become ...
The Power of Unity
October 18, 2013
WE'RE BETTER TOGETHER One of the coolest verses in the Bible about the power of unity just might surprise you. ...
Do I Really Need to Retake The CLASSes?
October 13, 2013
FOUR REASONS I NEED TO RETAKE THE CLASSES Someone may have thought (not you, but some other person), "I love ...
What To Do When Life Rains On Your Parade
October 12, 2013
Ok, this is the 4th or 5th time we've had a major event planned that required decent weather and we ...
October 7, 2013
Church leaders have asked me, "What is the secret to church growth?" And the first answer is that there is ...
If You Sign it…
October 2, 2013
EXPAND THE DREAM In the ten years from 1999-2009, God resurrected a dying church and breathed new life into ORBC! ...
Volunteer Purpose Rally
September 25, 2013
The Power of a Purpose Rally I remember in school everyone would meet in the gym for pep rallies. Bringing ...
Living a Life of Layaway
September 20, 2013
Thursday morning I put my youngest daughter on an airplane to begin her 5 months on mission. There must have ...
Why I Began to Blog
September 15, 2013
As a senior pastor of a large church it's hard to grow yourself in your position without feedback. That's why ...