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Ten dangers looming over church leaders today

Ten dangers looming over church leaders today

I spend a lot of time with church leaders. Sometimes we’re sharing a meal, sipping a coffee or sitting around a fire pit. Other times we’re digging deep into their life and leadership in a coaching session. While there are several studies out there about pastors I...

Right Side Up Awards

Right Side Up Awards

  The Right Side up Awards hosted by Stay Forth Designs Celebrating faithful champions What we celebrate says a lot about us. And we get more of what we celebrate. At Stay Forth Designs we are trying to change the tide of Christian leadership to celebrate...

Lessons From Lyft

Lessons From Lyft

For the past three-plus years, I have spent countless hours behind the wheel of my SUV driving for Lyft. During that time, between 10,000 and 15,000 people (somehow, I lost count) have taken 4,500 rides with me. I began driving as a way to take control of my schedule...

Sometimes the most spiritual thing you can do is take a nap.

Sometimes the most spiritual thing you can do is take a nap.

We've all experienced it. You let the adrenaline down for a bit and you find your eyelids sinking low. You have a decision; to nap or not to nap.  Naps get a bad wrap in our culture. We hustle hard and hear the mantra "work harder!" running through our heads. We push...

From Dream To Reality: How We Accidentally Started A Business.

From Dream To Reality: How We Accidentally Started A Business.

When you hear the word “accident”, the first thing that comes to mind isn’t positive. A speeding ticket. Coffee on your lap before work. A fender bender. Most accidents have a negative effect. But some accidents are, indeed, positive. What about accidentally starting...

What’s next for the Briggs family

What’s next for the Briggs family

It’s been a disorienting season. I’m trying to get my bearings. I’ve been sensing distance and release from some of the things I’ve been part of for a long time. Like every human I have a complicated relationship with change. I described change in this post as “a...

The beautiful bummer called change

The beautiful bummer called change

As the end of my second grade school year came to a close I was convinced of just one thing; I would never make it in third grade. Those were the big kids. It was SO much harder. I wasn’t cut out for third grade. As the freedom of summer approached the next three...

The Phoenix Fill-Up. A guest post from Aaron Shamp

The Phoenix Fill-Up. A guest post from Aaron Shamp

My reflections on The Phoenix Fill-Up A guest post from Aaron Shamp      When was the last time you really felt spoiled?  If you're a ministry leader you likely haven't experienced it in a while. We spend our days and months blessing others and being poured out for a...

Five questions that every young leader needs to ask

Five questions that every young leader needs to ask

A leader once told me “every great fall is preceded by a series of small missteps.” These words became real to me as I saw four of the pastors on our staff experience moral failures in the first two years of vocational ministry. They all exited the ministry. I...