Here are the Common Struggles Every Audience Shares.

Here are the Common Struggles Every Audience Shares.

March 10, 2020 2 Comments

Standing in front of people to deliver a message can be a daunting experience. We wonder if what we have to say will connect with people in real and practical ways. This is especially true in the context of the church, where the messages are vehicles of bringing hope and meaning into people's lives. In this post, I outline the common struggles that exist in every crowd, regardless of size. Knowing these will help you engage your audience in meaningful and effective ways.

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The 5 Signs of Persecution and Why Canadian Christians Should Be Concerned

The 5 Signs of Persecution and Why Canadian Christians Should Be Concerned

October 29, 2019 3 Comments

To talk about persecution in a country like Canada, is somewhat daunting considering we live in one of the best countries in the world. We certainly do not see the type of violence directed at Christians that we see in other parts of the globe.

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The Two Main Factors that Determines the Winner in Any Election

The Two Main Factors that Determines the Winner in Any Election

October 01, 2019 1 Comment

If you live in Canada, you know that there is an election right around the corner. Canadian's go to the polls on Monday, October 21st, and if anything can be said about this election is that it's been a lesson in leadership missteps. Regardless, there are two factors that determine who wins an election.

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What We Learned in the First Year of Live Streaming Our Services

What We Learned in the First Year of Live Streaming Our Services

September 10, 2019 3 Comments

Our church began live streaming our services a year ago this month. It was a decision that took some time in the making but we had become convinced it was a natural progression for our church. After a year of live streaming, this is what we've learned.

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The 7 Things That Can Cause You to Lose Focus as a Leader

The 7 Things That Can Cause You to Lose Focus as a Leader

July 22, 2019

Focus is an important discipline. Especially if you want to make a difference or achieve something of value in life. There are lots of good distractions and lots of potentially rewarding experiences, but without laser sharp focus, you will find yourself chasing every good idea but never really accomplishing anything of great personal value.

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The Biggest Hurdle We Face When We Feel Stuck

The Biggest Hurdle We Face When We Feel Stuck

July 09, 2019 2 Comments

There are moments in life when any forward movement seems impossible. Especially after a difficult season or a period of trauma and hurt. In those times, it's natural to look for answers and to even question the necessity of the experience.

Church leaders often come face to face with the existential questions people are asking after seasons of difficulty and pain. There is a natural tendency for people to want answers, but often, the answers are elusive at best.

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How Leaders Affect the Future

How Leaders Affect the Future

June 21, 2019 1 Comment

Decisions we make as leaders tend to fall into two general categories. Knowing which one demonstrates what it is we guard the most. Leaders can drive an organization into irrelevancy, or into the future with hope and promise.

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The One Person You Need in Your Life

The One Person You Need in Your Life

June 07, 2019 2 Comments

Let me ask you a question? What has the power to...Transform a rotten day into a good day? Change a bad mood into a good mood? Change an attitude of worthlessness into an attitude of appreciation and even importance? Transform a spirit of defeat into a spirit of energy and hope for what the future holds? Turn a tired and exhausted group into an unbeatable and impenetrable team? The answer is so simple yet so profound.

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