The Purpose of Worship

The Purpose of Worship

What is fruitful worship, and why should we worship? Fruitful worship is a life transformed by an intimate relationship with God. Worship is demonstrated in song, prayer, lifestyle, by individuals and an assembly, spontaneously and prearranged. Worship is the stirring...
Be a Person of Prayer

Be a Person of Prayer

Today I prayed for my sons and everything changed… As a parent, or a leader, you will inevitably have the experience where you have tried to encourage change in a host of ways, but to no avail. You have tried to encourage a desired behavior or attitude through...
The Kingdom Belongs to God

The Kingdom Belongs to God

But now your kingdom shall not continue. 1Sam. 13:14  Perceived kingdoms are difficult to relinquish… It’s the tendency of church leaders who seek to establish and develop their personal kingdoms to struggle with letting go of their claim. So it was with Saul,...
Leadership Begins with Trust

Leadership Begins with Trust

Trust is a foundational principle of leadership. It must exist in both directions between leaders and followers for the greatest level of influence to exist. Leadership is often described as influence and it is rather challenging to influence people without trust....
4 Different Hats You Need to Wear as a Parent

4 Different Hats You Need to Wear as a Parent

A few weeks ago my 5-year-old daughter Eden asked me to explain the doctrine of the Trinity to her. Of course she didn’t use those words, but she wanted to understand how Jesus and the Father were both God at the same time. Thankfully, I had heard a helpful way to...