Connection is Key

We have conversations with people every single day. Sometimes they are in person – at the office, the store, church or any number of other places. And more often they remote – on social media, via text message, or through some other digital form of communication. Regardless of the modes in which we are communicating, our ability to connect is key for having deeper, more meaningful conversations.

Would you like your conversations to have more meaning? Think about how your church, business, or family would benefit from your ability to connect with each person you speak with. Believe it or not, connecting is a skill that can be learned if you put some effort into it. There are many helpful tips for mastering every conversation you have. Let’s get plugged into leadership and learn about three of these tips: … More Connection is Key

Beliefs I had to Change to Lead

Do you sometimes feel stuck in life? I do, and I found that most of the time, I it’s because I am holding on to wrong beliefs.

I have 2 kids, and believe it or not I once was a kid. I asked my son how old he thought I was the other day and he said 20. I thought that was pretty good, till I asked him how old he thought Grandma and Papa were. He said 22. Kids believe the most unbelievable things don’t they? When I was a kid there was a song by an R&B group called “Push It”. Great song. But when I was a kid and first exposed to this song, I believed they said, “Ah Smush it”. My brother to this day won’t let me live that down. … More Beliefs I had to Change to Lead

6 Things to keep in mind as you plan your Christmas Eve Services

Christmas Eve and Easter are 2 times a year you are going to get a lot of new faces at your services. We want to have maximum impact at these services. What are some things that we can keep in mind while we plan these services? Let’s get plugged into leadership and find out! … More 6 Things to keep in mind as you plan your Christmas Eve Services

Why a former Harvard Professor, Professes Christ

In July, I got the chance to go to a Ratio Christi Staff retreat in Tennessee. It was a great time to get to know some of the team. One of the people I met was Larry Baxter. Larry is one of those people you love as soon as you meet him. He is a tall gentleman, with a soft spoken voice, and real wisdom just pouring out with every word he says. For more about Larry’s education and story please visit his “people” page here.

As you will see on his page you will see that he has a PhD Biomedical Engineer. That isn’t the most impressive thing about Larry. The most impressive thing about Larry is his heart! Larry is a true leader and I think you will see a piece of his heart coming through in his answers. … More Why a former Harvard Professor, Professes Christ

Interview with Apologist Nick Peters

We are all a leader in some area of our life. We influence others in varies ways. Someone that has been a leader to me, and a leader in the Apologetic community is author, blogger, podcaster, and friend Nick Peters. Nick blogs and podcasts at Deeper Waters. I asked him to answer a few question for me, which he graciously agreed to. I suggest you check out his blog, podcast and anyone of his books that he has been apart of. Let’s get plugged into leadership and learn more about Nick and his ministry. … More Interview with Apologist Nick Peters

When Worship is TOO LOUD! And What To Do About It

I can’t begin to count the amount of times I have been told the sound for the church service, festival, program, or what have you was TOO LOUD! What are some possible solutions to this issue? Well I hope to help give you a few suggestions I have found helped over the years. Let’s get plugged into leadership and see if we can turn up our leadership and turn down the volume. … More When Worship is TOO LOUD! And What To Do About It

Pastors, 5 Ways to get the most out of your Weekend Tech Team

In nearly every church service the moment when you, the preacher, walk up on stage, gathers your notes and starts to speak happens. Everyone in the room is ready. Or are they? You open your mouth and begin but your microphone is not on! Frustration rushes through you. “Everyone knows what is about to happen but the one person who is responsible for turning on the mic” you think to yourself. What you say next will have a huge impact to the person at the soundboard. In this article I’d like to address pastors that have to work with technical people to carry out weekend services. I hope to give you a few things you can do that will help you get more out of the team on the weekend. Being on staff as a Technical Director for years, and now a pastor, I hope to bring unique insight that will be valuable for you. Let’s get plugged into leadership. … More Pastors, 5 Ways to get the most out of your Weekend Tech Team