One of the toughest jobs for any church is to find and select a new senior pastor. It’s an intricate and delicate balance of both natural and supernatural forces. God is sovereign, but people are fully human. This makes for what is often a challenging time. The more intentional you are, the better the results. Continue Reading…

The stories are different, but the result is the same. Churches often find themselves without a pastor. Sometimes by surprise, sometimes by difficult circumstances, and sometimes it’s just a natural and healthy transition. Whatever the story, the most common part is that the church leaders don’t know what to do.  Continue Reading…

Coaching Young Leaders

November 12, 2014 — Leave a comment

Coaching young leaders is one of the most rewarding things anyone can do. I recently had lunch with six young college students who are summer interns at 12Stone® Church. I was impressed. They are all sharpies! Kevin Monahan our Next Gen Pastor, arranged this lunch as an informal time where the interns could ask me any leadership or ministry question they wanted to ask. They needed no prompt for questions, they were ready to go!  Continue Reading…

All leaders communicate. Not all leaders communicate well. Continue Reading…