10 Reasons We Chose to Plant with ARC

One of the most important decisions you make, after you decide to pursue planting a church, is deciding who you will partner with for training and support. Choosing an organization for Chelsea and me to partner with was something we spent hours processing and praying...

Leading Negative Volunteers

We all have them and we always will have them…chronically negative volunteers. Nothing is good enough. There are always “other people” who are complaining to them. There seems to always be some crisis that needs to be addressed. Ignoring them has...

The Blessing of Struggle

I’m planting a church, we are in the pre-launch phase, and I’m learning a ton about the power of struggle. Progress is happening, we are advancing the launch strategy, we are seeing positive momentum and we are encountering struggle around every corner!...

Your Most Important Daily Parenting Move

Parenting can feel like a battle at times. There’s nothing quite as rewarding and challenging as being responsible for raising these amazing gifts God has given us called children. In the battle of fighting for the heart of our kids and helping them through the...

Leading (When You’re Not in Charge)

It’s hard to lead, but it’s even more perplexing when we are not really in charge. That means leading and embracing our role as a leader is difficult for 90% of us because the majority of us are not the person in charge of our organization. What makes...

6 Steps to Fighting Insecurity

Nothing will reveal your insecure heart like stepping out to start something new. Over time to the entrepreneurial adrenaline rush of the vision dissipates and you are faced with the reality that you have to make your dream come to life. I am insecure. (sleepless...

Why are You Planting a Church?

My wife and I are planting Greenville Community Church in Greenville, SC. We are constantly meeting people in the city and they always ask this really important question… Why are you planting a church and why Greenville? It’s a really good question and one...

Leading While Limping by Ron Edmondson

I entered ministry after a long career in the business world. I had significant life and leadership experience, but honestly, some of it was learned through tremendously painful experiences. Not only did I not have the pedigree of most pastors, it was actually...