Journal of Biblical Perspectives in Leadership

I had the privilege to be a reviewing member of the editorial team for the Fall 2022 edition of the Journal of Biblical Perspectives in Leadership, a publication of the Regent University School of Business and Leadership in Virginia. These scholars did great work emphasizing leadership principles from Biblical perspectives in the study of leadership.

I am thankful for this opportunity from my long-time friend, Dr. Carlo Serrano (Manna University).

If you want to read the journal, click below for the PDF.

Launchpoint Church in Lebanon, Tennessee

Earlier this week, I had the great privilege of sharing at the leadership banquet for Launchpoint Church. Launchpoint has such a great community doing impactful ministry for Jesus in Lebanon, Tennessee.

My friends Jim and Angela Kubic are so genuine, loving, and pastoral. They love their people and city, so being part of their annual team celebration was an honor. This church may be hidden from notoriety now, but it will be known for its Kingdom impact as the years progress.

Do you feel stuck?

Do you feel stuck? There have been a lot of times in my life when I have felt no progress, which is discouraging.

What should you do when you feel stuck? Grow. Do something to help you grow today. Read something. Write something. Try something new. Pray. Think. Go for a walk.

Growth steps may be the last thing you feel like doing when you perceive stagnation, but a nudge of motion starts the momentum. You’ll be surprised how much God does when you are open to growth in the secret times.

Deanne DeWitt for State Representative

We are proud to stand with our dear friend Deanne DeWitt as she announces her candidacy for the Tennessee House of Representatives (District 35).

Deanne is the real deal! She loves the Lord and has been an impactful leader at CIL Chuch. Upon her election, Deanne will represent Tennesseans with integrity, hard work, empathy, and Christian values at the state capital. We are so excited for her and our state!

Todd Hunter’s newest book – Deep Peace

I just eagerly ordered the book Deep Peace, the newest release by Todd Hunter. Todd has been at the forefront of several Christian movements in American for the last 40 years, so his insights into our faith today are proven and needed. Todd desires this book to “make a real difference in the conflict and anxiety that permeate Church and society.”

Since Todd has moved to the Nashville area from California, he has been gracious to me. I am enthusiastic about his ministry and what this book can mean to people.

Parable Church by Mike Burnette

I am so excited about Mike Burnette’s new book, Parable Church.

Mike is an incredible leader, pastor, and scholar. Mike is one of my best friends, and I can assure you he lives what he teaches. The concepts from this book will help you love Jesus and the church better. Experience a fresh perspective through Parable Church.

#ParableChurch

https://www.zondervan.com/9780310113010/parable-church/

Well done, Ronnie Meek!

Sunday was a touching experience to be part of Pastor Ronnie Meek’s retirement service at Springhouse Worship and Art Center in Smyrna. Ronnie has been the congregation’s pastor for 33 years, and they honored him in a fitting but extraordinary way.

I had the honor to be one of several speakers who surprised Ronnie, and it was my pleasure to share with the Springhouse family my perspective on this great man. Ronnie has been such an example of authenticity, creativity, friendship, and love.

Well done, Pastor Ronnie! See you at our next lunch.

The passing of J. Don George (1937-2020)

We lost a spiritual giant today, as Pastor J. Don George went to his heavenly reward. The loss was sudden and unexpected.

He was my pastor growing up, so he is the preacher I have heard more sermons from than any other person. But, he was more than a great preacher to me. He was a life-long example of class and professionalism. I learned so much about leadership by just watching his life. I also learned a lot about friendship by observing how loyal he was to friends. He was a good friend to me.

No one preaches like J. Don George. Here is a one minute clip from 2017 that will build your faith and bring a smile to your face.

You will not make the perfect decision every time

Decision making has to be both slow and decisive. If you make a decision impulsively, you eliminate essential information. If you do not make a decision, the decision is made for you.

How do you get it, correct? There is no formula. Executing a good decision takes experience, wisdom, community, and divine direction. Still, no one makes the perfect decision every time, so we have to give each other margin to not be perfect.