The Five Levels of Leadership

The book by John C. Maxwell is a great resource for growing leadership in congregations.  I showed this recently in a Leadership Training session and it was well received. I believe that pastors would have a much greater impact in equipping the saints in their congregations if they follow these simple rules. This means that…

What it means to be a Missional Church

The key to the revitalization of the church, regardless of size, would be for the people to turn outward in their mission and ministry.  One way this can happen is through the movement from a program driven church to a missional church.  This video helps to explain the difference.  It does not mean that there…

Who are the emerging leaders of our time?

A colleague of mine continually refers to the emerging leaders in the church. When he speaks of them, he is referring to those under 40 who are finding their voice in the church in new ways. In a recent meeting, I challenged him on his definition, because I believe that people of all ages can…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Enjoy this little video on GodTube.com.  I wish all my friends and family a Happy Thanksgiving!  I thank God for you! The Thanksgiving Song – IgniterMedia.com from ignitermedia on GodTube.

Faiths on Long Island Part One and Part Two

This opening section gives a brief description of Native American Spirituality, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Baha’i and Unitarian Universalism.  Several Individuals produced this 30 minute video about eleven religions in collaboration with the Long Island Multi-Faith Forum in order to promote a better understanding of the religious diversity on Long Island. Sent to me by the Long Island…

Greystone Presbyterian Church, Oklahoma City

Greystone Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City is experiencing transformation. Around 2008 Greystone was considering closing the church, due in part to dwindling, graying membership. At that same time they call a young pastor, Timothy Blodgett. What happened next was a lot of conversation, prayer and an unexpected offer from a neighboring church to buy the…