Category Archives: Leadership

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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5 Tips For Great Meetings

From time to time, I have the privilege to be asked to meet with leaders from other churches to talk about what God is doing at Cross Point. Usually it’s church planters, other ministry leaders or small group pastors. I absolutely love it! I will always find time in my schedule to help other church leaders in […]

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Email Doesn’t Work

I love the Ted talk that Simon Sinek gave a few years ago about how great leaders inspire action. The premise of the talk is that people do not buy what you do, they buy why you do it. They follow you because they believe what you believe. I would add for organizations and ministries, […]

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Is Anyone Following?

One of my favorite Ted talks is about how to start a movement by Derek Sivers. He uses a video from a music festival in Europe as an example of how a movement is built in about 3 minutes. One of the things he says is that “the first follower turns a lone nut into […]

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