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The Coach’s Words

The Coach’s Words

One of my favorite August traditions is watching the Little League World Series. Kids from all over the country compete to reach the series held in Williamsport, PA. Even though I grew up in Western Pennsylvania and played little league,…

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Brainstorming a Future Church

Brainstorming A Future Church

André Paul Guillaume, French author, stated, “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” This famous quote helps us understand that we cannot expect to grow or to go to new heights…

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Deep Dive Now!

Deep Dive Now!

A trip to Maui offered us the opportunity to snorkel floating underwater near the surface allowing us to see the beautiful coral reefs and saltwater fish. Scuba diving requires training to dive deep underneath the sea and see a magnificent…

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“Next Gen is the Now Gen”

“Next Gen Is The Now Gen”

This profound truth of the Now Gen comes our friend Pastor Erick Penn in Three Rivers, Michigan. We worked with Erick and his team to develop and strengthen their children’s and youth ministry to come under the larger umbrella of…

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Next Gen Ren

Next Gen Ren

Renovation:  the process of improving a process or making something new. Renovation Island is an engaging HGTV series.  Canadians Bryan and Sarah Baeumler work to restore an abandoned resort on a small island in the Bahamas. The resort property, with…

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Reaching the Community While Stuck at Home?

Reaching The Community While Stuck At Home?

Overwhelmed. Bored.  Fearful. Looking ahead to opportunities in the future. We may feel all over the map when it comes to how we continue to deal with the unprecedented reality of COVID-19. In the first couple of weeks of the…

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Avoiding 3 Common Pitfalls of the Enneagram

Avoiding 3 Common Pitfalls Of The Enneagram

By Jeff Jamba Enneafever!  It seems everyone in ministry is talking about it.  Andy Stanley (https://andystanley.com/podcast/enneagram-for-leaders-part-1/) recently devoted not one, but two leadership podcasts to it.  In particular among younger leaders, it’s growing popularity and staying power only seems to…

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Leading Change in the Church

Leading Change In The Church

by Jeff Jamba Leading change is difficult anywhere. Leading change in the church can be particularly difficult because many churches not only function as complex organizations but also as extended family for many people.  Leading change well in the church…

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Timing is Everything

Timing Is Everything

On a recent flight from Houston, I was looking at my boarding pass after takeoff. Just a few minutes before we departed, this paper was a great necessity to me; it provided my access to my seat on the plane.…

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Looking for a New Ministry Position?

Looking For A New Ministry Position?

Are you checking out all the sites that list positions? Do you feel unprotected that your present job may be at risk if you reveal you’re even considering a new position elsewhere? Are you looking for a ministry role upon…

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