Actually, God is in the details

Actually God is in the details

I’ll admit upfront that I’m a bit biased when it comes to this topic. As a writer and project manager, I tend to live and breathe details. Vision and big-picture strategy are definitely important (otherwise, I wouldn’t have any details to work on!) but those get all the press. Vision and strategy are much more […]

7 Steps to Protecting Your Ministry Vision

7 Steps to Protecting Your Ministry Visi

Protecting your ministry vision using risk management is a vital, and yet sometimes, overwhelming endeavor.  If you hang around my site long enough (and I certainly hope you do), you’ll realize I love to give very practical tips on how to implement the ideas I suggest. In keeping with that practice, if you haven’t yet […]

When trending on Twitter isn’t a good thing…

When trending on Twitter isn't a good thing

Not all publicity is good publicity – contrary to the popular saying. If something your church does, or something a church leader says or posts becomes newsworthy, you could have a serious reputation and trust issue on your hands. With social media playing an ever-increasing role in the news cycle, bad news can travel faster […]

Protect the Vision: A Practical Guide to Church Risk Management

ProtectTheVisionMinistry, since it involves fallible human beings, involves risk.  From childcare coordinating to volunteer training, staying updated on building codes to creating evacuation plans, a leader’s life is daily touched by risk management whether they realize it or not.

In my mission to serve church leaders, I’ve created a new resource to address ten top risks you’re facing with over 100 practical tips on how to prevent or reduce the impact of these risks.  It’s “hot off the presses” today, digitally-speaking anyway.  Click here for more information and to get your copy (including ready-to-use templates) today.

From resource constraints to safety concerns and more, ministry isn’t without risk. Parents drop off their children expecting them to be safe and cared for. Members place their tithes and offerings in the plate as it goes by expecting church leaders to manage and spend those funds wisely.

Unfortunately, risks aren’t 100% preventable. However, there are practical steps you can take to greatly reduce the likelihood they’ll occur or reduce the impact if they do occur. This is where risk management comes into the picture.  Risk management doesn’t have to be complicated.  It takes work and consistent effort, but it doesn’t require a team of experts to put into place.

In this webinar, I’ll cover the top ten risk areas and offer practical tips to help you manage those risks.

Date: May 28, 2015
Time: 1:30pm Central
Event: The Church Network TeleWeb: The Top 10 Risk Areas for Churches
Topic: The Top 10 Risk Areas for Churches
Sponsor: The Church Network
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

Want to finish strong in ministry? Take care of yourself first.

Want to finish strong in ministry

As a church leader, you’re used to serving others. Whether that’s praying with several people after each service, comforting those going through a difficult trial, or trying to ensure the next service has the greatest impact possible, you’re focused on everyone else. That’s admirable and part of what being a follower of Christ is all […]

How to take charge of your day

(and what to do when it spirals out of control)

How to take charge of your day

What do you do when you first walk into your office each day? Answer emails? Listen to voice mail? Meet with your team? What if you started your workday by thinking first? I know, there’s a lot to do and you’re wondering why I’m advocating just sitting still for a few minutes. Here’s the deal: […]

What to do when life doesn’t go according to plan


If you’re a Type-A, organized, and detail-oriented planner you’re probably happiest when things are going according to plan. Checking things off my to-do list and seeing a project come to life makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. Can you relate? So when you’re wired for structure, what happens when life doesn’t go according to […]