A Grander Vision

I dream of one day getting on a plane with Rebekah and flying to a foreign country. Perhaps Guatemala…I sure do love Guatemala. After we land, we eventually make our way through the airport – through baggage claim and customs – and outdoors, into the open sky.  Immediately we are caught up in the uniqueness … More A Grander Vision

Global Leadership Summit 2011 – Erwin McManus

Chasing Daylight There are moments in our lives when we are inspired to act and we start looking for incremental approaches. But what’s really necessary is a mind-shift. We need to begin to have a different relationship to the future. Ecclesiastes says everything is meaningless…utterly meaningless…there is nothing new under the sun. Solomon was wrong! … More Global Leadership Summit 2011 – Erwin McManus

Global Leadership Summit 2011 – Dr. Henry Cloud

Dr. Henry Cloud “This guy…” God has called you to be a steward over a vision. The big leadership question: Are you going to allow “this guy” to stop your vision? Whatever the issue is…non-performance, poisonous attitude, etc. Diagnostic question: What does a person do when the truth comes to them? You cannot deal with … More Global Leadership Summit 2011 – Dr. Henry Cloud

Global Leadership Summit 2011 – Bill Hybels (with Wes Stafford and Moma Maggie Gobran)

Tough Challenges Are we subtly addicted to the narcotic of success, power, influence, visibility, growth, etc.? James 1:2-4 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work in you so that you may … More Global Leadership Summit 2011 – Bill Hybels (with Wes Stafford and Moma Maggie Gobran)

Global Leadership Summit 2011 – Rev. Brenda Salter McNeil

Courageous Leadership for Catalytic Times Acts 1 – And you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea and in Samaria. Jerusalem is easy. It’s our home. Our comfort zone. But even in the place we call home, amid the safety of being around other people like us, it still takes a catalytic leader to usher … More Global Leadership Summit 2011 – Rev. Brenda Salter McNeil

Pure Praise – Week 1

Greetings to all members of the Academy Christian Church worship team!  Greetings, also, to all who may stumble upon this blog post!  A little explanation is in order… The worship team at ACC is currently reading the book, Pure Praise, by Dwayne Moore (copyright 2009, Group Publishing).  As Worship Pastor, I am using my blog … More Pure Praise – Week 1

Gayle Haggard article

“Martin Luther, the father of the Protestant Reformation, summed up the Christian’s ongoing battle with sin this way, the Christian is ‘at one and the same time a sinner and a righteous person. He is a sinner in fact, but a righteous person by the sure reckoning and promise of God that he will continue … More Gayle Haggard article