The first person I hired was a student pastor in the mid 80’s. Back then it was all about who you knew. Networking was king. I think some people still had Rolodex’s back then. A forty-pound Rolodex meant you were important! (For you who are under 30, a Rolodex is not an expensive watch. Google it. You’ll get a kick out of it.) Connecting still matters but it’s done very differently. Continue Reading…

Who’s your favorite football team? I live in Atlanta now so I love it when the Falcons do well. But being a native San Diegan, The Chargers will always have a place in my heart! Continue Reading…

Being loyal to a denomination, I’m no stranger to filling out forms and reporting stats. Continue Reading…

Jacob is the senior pastor at a church in Phoenix that averages about 140 in attendance. This includes about 110 adults and 30 kids. The church’s’ worship auditorium seats about 125. The growth isn’t explosive but has been solid at about 8-9% a year. However, it has started to decline in the past two years to 5-7% growth. They need a vision infusion and it’s time to go to two services, but Jacob is having difficulty making the decision. Continue Reading…