Leadership is:

Leadership is…

How would you finish that?  The answer is critical.  Critical to you as a leader; so that you know what function you should be providing.  Is it also essential for someone being led; so they can fully verbalize what they are hoping their leaders provide.

So, once again.  Leadership is…

My working definition of leadership:

I believe that leadership is: Continue reading “Leadership is:”

This Summer:

 

This weekend at Gateway Church we are continuing our series called “#IRL:  In Real Life”.  What does it look like to follow Jesus… really, in real life?  We will be in Ephesians 5:15-17 where Paul has some pretty intentional things to say about our lives.

15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.

What will your summer look like?

We are kidding ourselves if we Continue reading “This Summer:”

Generation Z (Part 1):

 Meet Generation Z by James Emery White, has made a profound impact on me recently.

The elder and strategic leadership teams at Gateway Church have read this and are incorporating many of his thoughts and conclusions into our ministry philosophy.


As the first truly post-Christian generation, and numerically the largest, Generation Z will be the most influential religious force in the West and the heart of the missional challenge facing the Christian church. (pp. 11-12)

If the heart of the Christian mission is to evangelize and transform culture through the centrality of the church, then understanding that culture is paramount. (p. 12)

We are truly dealing with a new phenomenon in our culture today related to how people understand and perceive the church and Scripture in general. The rise of the Nones in the United States is growing at an alarming rate.  White states that, Continue reading “Generation Z (Part 1):”

Tell the Next Generation:

My people, hear my teaching; listen to the words of my mouth.  I will open my mouth with a parable;  I will utter hidden things, things from of old—things we have heard and known, things our ancestors have told us. We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lordhis power, and the wonders he has done. He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors to teach their children, so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands. They would not be like their ancestors a stubborn and rebellious generation, whose hearts were not loyal to God, whose spirits were not faithful to him.(Psalm 78:1-8)

In order for us to “tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power; and the wonders he has done” we must know them ourselves.  I cannot pass on what I have not received.  As Godly Leaders, Continue reading “Tell the Next Generation:”