Crowded Beds and Crowded Hearts

I feel like I’ve been hit by a car. Not a big car. A small car, perhaps a Volkswagen Beetle. Not going real fast, just fast enough to throw my body over the hood and onto the gritty pavement below. Continue Reading

4 Keys to Grow Plants and Churches

“Listen, a farmer went out to plant some seeds.” Matthew 13:3 A more modern illustration could be a pastor went out to plant a church or a leader went out to start a small group. And just like in the Continue Reading

Numbers that Count

Every Monday I post one of The Basics. The Basics are simple steps every church can take to grow. They are the same steps that led my church from 87 people in attendance to over 700. These steps have helped my church Continue Reading

Exceeding Expectations

This weekend the Stephens family will be packing our suitcases, and hopping a plane to the most magical place on Earth. That’s right, we’re going to Disneyworld. This will be our third trip to see the mouse since 2012. Why Continue Reading

The Journey to Success

I think many leaders today are lost. They have an idea about where they’d like to be, but they’re unsure on how to get there. Instead of taking a chance and venturing into the unknown, many choose to stay where Continue Reading

You Need A Sidekick

Every Monday I post one of The Basics. The Basics are simple steps every church can take to grow. They are the same steps that led my church from 87 people in attendance to over 700. These steps have helped my church Continue Reading
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