on developing leaders

The book, On Developing Leaders, contains several essays in the HBR format. Each essay contains an executive summary at the beginning, which is very helpful for deciding which parts of the essay you want to read. I’ll only be mentioning the essays the seemed to correspond with what I might want to learn for ministry.… Read More


Are You Worried You Aren’t Smart Enough? I often get side-tracked from my identity in Christ and start comparing my intelligence to that of others. Bad Idea. Well this book, Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman, gives several reasons why IQ (a “smart” measurement) isn’t the best indicator of success. As believers we know that obedience… Read More


Today I want to share with you the 6 main problems I’ve faced in working at a growing church. I’ve attended Seminary – I’ve even taught at Seminary. None of that prepared me for the practical challenges I’ve faced at work in ministry. To be fair, my degrees are in Old Testament so if you… Read More


This week I wanted to share my review of a book that I think will be helpful for your ministry and development. The book is called Strengths Finder 2.0 and is written by Tom Rath, who made use of a research team for the many hours of research that went into the book. As you… Read More


Much of 1 Corinthians discusses spiritual gifts; what they are and how to use them in a church. Since I have been engaged in studying this book for a while now, it is appropriate that someone brought up the question: how do I know my spiritual gifts. Online tests might help you here. I found… Read More