Oct 23

Pastoral success…

As a pastor, how do you measure SUCCESS? Is success measured in the number of attenders at your church this Sunday? Is success measured by the financial statement of this month’s receipts? Is success measured by the lack of infighting, … Continue reading

Oct 15

Living up to your leadership potential

After the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, it came to pass that the LORD spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ assistant, saying:  “Moses My servant is dead. Now therefore, arise, go over this Jordan, you … Continue reading

Oct 13

Am I a “born” leader?… are you?

Someone mentioned to me recently in their assessment of another person — “the man is a born leader!”  As I reflected later on the thought, I’m not sure I totally accept the concept that leadership is a genetic marker for … Continue reading

Sep 05

Sarah Palin as a leadership phenomena

The world has been abuzz for the past week about the governor of Alaska, Mrs. Sarah Palin, who is the Republican VP candidate with Senator John McCain.  There has been a lot of stuff flying around as people attempt to … Continue reading

Sep 03

Why churches don’t fulfill the Great Commission (part 2)

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[a] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Make Disciples The word discipleship has HUGE baggage … Continue reading

Sep 01

Why Churches don’t fulfill the Great Commission (part 1)

We all know the Great Commission, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[a] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded … Continue reading

Aug 13

Servant leadership

Been thinking recently about what it means to be a servant-leader. Chris Sligh (formerly of American Idol) has a great new CD with a song called “Empty Me” in which he confesses “I’ve seen enough of the bright lights…to know … Continue reading

Aug 09

Bill Isaacs

Bishop Bill Isaacs has proved to be a great friend to me! He has supported me on my two missions trips to Africa and joined me on my last trip to Uganda & D.R. Congo. He continues to be one … Continue reading

Jul 16

Leaders, failure… now what?

The story of Judas Iscariot and Peter in the closing of the Gospels is compelling stuff when one considers how closely each of us are to both scenarios..betrayal and denial of the Savior.  So, you don’t think you would? Neither … Continue reading

Jul 05

CoG General Assembly

As a member & Ordained Bishop in the Church of God with headquarters in Cleveland, TN, I am very concerned about the organization, its leadership, doctrine, and structure. The highest governing authority within the church is the General Assembly which … Continue reading