Tag Archives : encouragement


You Can’t Lead Beyond the Leader

Last week, someone shared with me an insight that they had gained serving as a volunteer at Resurrection. You can’t lead beyond the leader. If you are not ultimately responsible for a ministry area, worship service, congregation, or nearly any other grouping of people there is always some limit on what you can implement. The […]


Leadership Institute 2011 #li2011

It is Leadership Institute time again at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection. This year there are over 2,000 church leaders from 700 churches, 46 states, Brazil, Scotland and South Africa here for 2-3 days of teaching, inspiration, worship and community. I love these days. There is something that is powerful when there are hundreds […]


Scripture Monday – Psalm 46:1-3

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. (Psalm 46:1-3, NIV) These powerful verses remind me of God’s providence. Lack of fear in the […]


Speedlinking – June 18, 2010

A post I hope you’ll choose to read… reminded me of the long line of faithful people who have supported me. I recognized some of my own tendencies and found encouragement at Adrenaline Junkie. 90-Seconds of Oh My has the best public service announcement I have ever seen. My sister is blogging through a summer […]


2010 #kswumc – Ordination Service

It was a great day yesterday. I was ordained as an elder in the Kansas West Annual Conference at the Service of Commissioning and Ordination last night at the Bicentennial Center. We had a rehearsal at lunch time and got ready to go for the evening. After the afternoon plenary session, I went out to […]


The Leadership Summit 2009

This will be the third year that I am going to be a part of The Leadership Summit at Resurrection, which is serving as one of the satellite locations. This is a two day event that originates from Willow Creek’s central campus in the Chicago area. Resurrection will receive a live satellite feed as will […]