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!...

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...