Mission Statements: Expressions or Assignments

Over the past several months I have had the opportunity to review a lot of mission statements for churches. As their coach and consultant my role is to help them identify where God is leading them as a church or as an individual developing their professional ministry....

Leadership Expectations

Do the people you lead expect you to calm things down, provide stability, and return things to normal? Isn’t that what leadership is supposed to do? In most churches this is the main responsibility of the pastor/leader. After all, the very title of pastor conjures up...

Monday Ministry Update from CDM

It’s been a busy Spring so far and we’re just days into it! I hope you’re enjoying the wonderful weather wherever you are. We’re having an unusually warm Spring here in the midwest. The weather is just as maddening as my NCAA March Madness...

How You Do Church: Dramatic Changes on the Horizon

Man…am I excited. The reinvention of Christianity – called renewal or restoration – is beginning to surface in North America. We have predicted – and worked for this – for years. How affirming! On 1/10/12, it was the YouTube clip by Jeff Bethke, “Why I Hate Religion,...