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Community This is one of the components that is often overlooked. I’ve seen so many young leaders with a tremendous passion for ministry, burnout in a matter of months.. Why does this happen? Furthermore, why does it happen so frequently?  According to a poll performed by a group called The Soul Shepherding Institute, 70% of pastors reported not feeling like they have a close friend. 90% reported that they felt they didn’t receive…

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Abiding This is the first and foremost important component to being a healthy and effective leader. It’s one that I had to learn the hard way. Before I tell you why, I need to give you some context behind why it’s the most important and how I learned this the hard way.  The year was 2013 and I was 25 years old. I had only been attending church for 2 years, but…

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What if I told you that I had a simple 3 step process, and if you followed it you would achieve every goal you set out to achieve. Sounds too good to be true right? Well, that’s because it is. There are tons of voices out there competing to sale you their next breakthrough method in growth strategy. I’m sure you know the ones I’m talking about, you’ve probably seen them on…

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You just started your new ministry job and your excitement can’t be contained. You’ve been dreaming of all the amazing things you are going to do and the lives that are going to be changed because of your work. This is how many of our ministry journey’s started. We were all young (this is subjective of course) and full of spunk and passion. We often worked far more hours than were expected…

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It has been 7 days since the death of George Floyd. I wish I could say that this is the first time something like this has happened, but it’s growing to become an all too common occurrence in our country. There are always 2 sides that we see when things like this happen. One side has a righteous and understandable anger at the oppression and injustice that has occurred and the other…

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In February I was in Peru where I was working with youth leaders from 4 different countries at a leadership summit. The countries included Costa Rica, Peru, Colombia and Ecuador. Part of the work that I do for Nexus International involves finding, equipping, empowering and encouraging indigenous youth leaders to reach young people in their culture with the gospel. A very large part of the work that we do with these leaders…

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One of my favorite things about backpacking and climbing tall mountains is the sunrise. There is something much more special about a sunrise than that of a sunset. The dawning of a new day is a great reminder of God’s mercies. Scripture says that God’s mercies are fresh every morning. This is a great reminder for me that as God grants me a fresh start every day, so should I with those…

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