Category Archives: Leadership

Everyone Needs A Coach

I have written several times about the need for all leaders to have someone to lean on every once in awhile. In our small groups system at Cross Point, we called them coaches. Coaches are simply there to check in occasionally on leaders, and be a sounding board for any issues that might come up […]

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4 Reasons To Stay

When looking through resumes for an open position we are hiring, one of the first things I look at is length of time at each job. It almost doesn’t even matter what the job was. I want to see if this person is willing to commit long enough to be effective. I see a lot […]

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People Hate New

We have spent the last few weeks moving to a new house in downtown Nashville. Every time we move, I say “we are never moving again”, until I eventually forget the sweat and tears and we end up moving again. One of the most difficult parts about moving is the unfamiliarity with everything new. Silverware […]

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This Is Not Normal

I love when I read scripture and I find something that we have made complicated, made simple. Romans 13:8-10 is a perfect example of that: Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall […]

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If I Was Starting Over

I had the opportunity last week to participate on a panel of “small groups experts” to talk about some of things that we have learned through the years in group life. One of the questions I was asked was, “If you were to start all over, what are some things that you would do differently […]

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Hire Really Smart People

We are in the middle of hiring several positions at Cross Point and I recently re-read this from Bill Hybels: “In general, a leader won’t attract, motivate, or retain people who are higher on the leadership effectiveness scale than they are…Over time, the net effect of hiring people less effective than you is an ever-increasing […]

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