• 6 Coaching Questions for Developing Leaders

    Nothing is more important than to the mission of Jesus than to disciple and develop leaders. If you are responsible for the care and development of leaders – staff and volunteers, use these six questions as a basic agenda for any one-on-one coaching conversation and you will see them grow and flourish. Here are six questions in order that you should ask when meeting. Let me briefly explain the brilliance behind each one of these six questions: 1) “How are … read more

  • 6 Questions for Discovering Your God-Given Possibilities

    For the last eight years I have used the last week of the year and the first week of the new year to evaluate who I am; who does God want me to be and how I am doing.  The process has continued to evolve over the years, but much of it revolves around prayerfully working through six questions. These six questions help me discern the God-given possibilities for my life. There is just something powerful about writing down (or typing on … read more

  • 9 Behaviors Of A Multiplying Church

    A church committed to multiplication will demonstrate the following types of behaviors: 1. Multiplying churches have a scorecard that is as focused on starting new churches as it is on adding new members. 2. Multiplying churches give their first fruits to church planting, including at least the first 10 percent of their tithes and offerings. 3. Multiplying church leaders have a specific vision and strategy for multiplication, including accountability measures for monitoring progress. 4. Multiplying churches value raising up and … read more

  • Exponential – Now Translated Into German!

    Five years ago Jon and I wrote, Exponential: How You And Your Friends Can Start A Missional Church Movement to share in simple, back-of-a-napkin instructions how God had worked through COMMUNITY and NewThing to grow an amazing church and catalyze a movement of reproducing churches!  I’m excited to announce that Zondervan is now publishing Exponential in a German edition!  Thanks to the leadership of Luthar Krauss on January 18-23, 2016 I will be in Schwabisch Gmund and then Dussledorf, Germany for the public release … read more

  • Q & A with “Teams That Thrive” Authors

    I had the privilege of writing the forward for a great new book by Warren Bird and Ryan Hartwig, Teams That Thrive: Five Disciplines of Collaborative Church Leadership. Warren is a brilliant researcher and a gifted writer. Ryan is a scholar and a practitioner. In Teams That Thrive they offer us a rare combination of great research and best practice for leadership teams. I had the opportunity to do the following Q & A with them which gives you a glimpse of … read more