3 Lessons from the Widow’s Mite

What can a widow who gave two coins teach us? Well, quite a bit. You are probably familiar with the story of the widow’s mite. In Luke 21:1-4, we find Jesus and His disciples watching the rich place their gifts in the temple treasury. More than likely, the disciples were impressed with their generosity. It […]

How to Inspire Your Church Staff to Give

Generous churches are led by generous pastors. Attempting to lead anyone to do something you would not do yourself is a difficult, if not impossible, task. This is why I consider it critical to ensure that your church staff is financially participating in the mission before encouraging members to do the same. “Do as I […]

How to Stay Encouraged and Lead with Vision

What an incredible opportunity and responsibility it is to lead a ministry. As the Director of Cherish Kids, I am charged with the precious opportunity to cast the vision and lead the mission in finding homes for foster and orphaned children. There are over 500,000 children in foster care in the United States. The task […]

4 Types of People You Need on Your Team

“I can’t do this on my own.” I have heard many pastors utter these words. The expectations, even the self-imposed expectations, placed on church leaders are often great while the resources to meet them are often small. And, this type of reality emphasizes the need for a team. The solo leader will rarely meet their […]

How to Get Along with your Boss

When I was in high school I played the trumpet in the school’s band program. This was my main instrument all the way through college. I loved it and I was pretty good at it! I remember one day in band class, the director passed out new music to a song. As we started playing, […]