LEADERSHIP IS OBEDIENCE.
Student Ministry doesn’t happen by accident. People don’t drift towards growth so why would we expect our ministries to do the same. When a first time guest student walks through the door we may only get one chance to leave an impression, connect them with people, and change their view of church.
Tiredness is nothing new in 2021. There is always more to do, more to accomplish, and more fires to put out. Leaders in the church have to lead out in the area of rest. When the world glorifies and encourages workaholic habits the church has to be different. We have the opportunity to show the world how to rest. In doing so, reveals a different way of life. A life that truly leads to life to the full.
A LEADER PRAYS “To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.” Martin Luther When we think of all the things a leader should embody, prayer would be close to last or not even mentioned. I would normally think of things like courage, strength, decision-making, and wisdom. I […]
A LEADER HAS INFLUENCE “The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.” -Ken Blanchard I have mentioned on Upward Glory before that during my freshman year of college I was mentored. If you want to read more about how mentorship impacted my life go check out Imagine Your Reality. I remember during one of our meetings […]
A LEADER IS A LIFETIME LEARNER “As long as you live, you learn; as long as you learn, you live.” – Howard Hendricks Learning is a part of living. There is nothing like the moment of enlightenment when you figure out a process or an idea. Even better is when you see an enlightenment moment […]
A LEADER HAS FOLLOWERS UNITED WITH A COMMON GOAL “Followers are more important to leaders than leaders are to followers.” — Barbara Kellerman A leader is not a leader unless they have followers united with a common mission. I think the word follower has a loose definition in today’s social media age. If we think […]
I remember in 6th grade when I first got called into ministry. I went on a trip called Summer in the Son at Kentucky Christian University. When I look back on my first week-long trip away from home, I remember how much I didn’t want to go. I was the kid who threw a tantrum to get out […]
Less than 1/3 of men in church say they have a friend. 90 million men are not involved in any kind of discipleship. Only 6 million men are involved in discipleship-only 1 out of every 18 men. The typical U.S. Congregation draws an adult crowd that’s 61% female, 39% male. This gender gap shows up […]
For the past three years, I have attended the Passion Conferences hosted by Louie and Shelley Giglio. The conference is always at the very beginning of the year. Personally, there is no other way I would rather start any year than worshiping and praising God. This past year holds a special place in my heart because […]
“Foosball is of the Devil.” // Bobby Boucher’s Momma // In the year I happened to be born, a classic football movie called The Waterboy was also born. This movie showcases an iconic character that is torn between his love for his mother and for football. Momma Boucher tries to keep Bobby under her own control […]
All people have a longing to create. Whether you intentionally or accidentally create, you are nonetheless creating. You create relationships, ideas, and your future. We have all dreamt about where we want to be in life because, naturally, we want to create the future we dream. My freshman year RA, Rob, was a great mentor […]