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coaching, featured, pastoring / 12.07.2017

Leadership development is vitally important for the future of the Church. I am sincerely grateful for those investing their lives to raise up other leaders. We live in a time that affords us easy access to resources that only a select few could obtain in the past. This is an exciting time to be alive! With that said, I do have a concern that I can’t seem to shake. The power...

coaching, pastoring, preaching / 28.06.2017

PRESENCE IS PRIORITY   September of 2011, I arrived at Gateway Church to preach and interview with the church body. It was a time for me to get to know them, and a time for them to get to know me. There are certain things I remember about that day, but one thing stands out to me. I vividly remember the sermon I preached.  However, I even more clearly remember the...

coaching / 13.06.2017

Regardless of what you might think, you can create positive momentum in a stagnant church!   Five years ago we were blessed to move to Shelbyville, TN and take on the role of leading Gateway Church. Gateway was a 73 year-old church that had seen its better days. The attendance was around 60 people, the building was tired, and the past disappointments still lingered. I can remember asking myself, “What have I...