My Daughter's Pretty Feet

Fresh Stories I’ve Bookmarked This Week

Brandon Culture

You can’t lead and pour into others if you aren’t taking in a steady diet of life-building content yourself. Here are some stories I’ve bomarked lately, some on marriage, others on leadership, and a few on communications and design. Read what you like. 10 Simple Things You Can Do To Improve Your Blog Posts Your Church Staff Needs More Women …

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Metrics: Balancing Stats and Stories

Brandon Leadership

Church metrics. That’s not a very pretty phrase. In fact, for many, it seems cold. If church becomes a numbers game, then people become “just a number,” and when people are just a number, we’ve failed to emulate the ministry of Jesus. But if we fail to count anybody, we allow people to slip through the cracks and therefore fail …

Me and My Father-in-law at My First Church

Get Personal to Preach More Powerfully

Brandon Preaching

When I was in Bible college, I was taught the same basic sermon preparation methods that thousands of other preachers have learned. It’s a ar out that usually begins with a major proposition, continues with several major points, each supported with explanatory illustrations and then a conclusion that summarizes the truths presented. There’s nothing wrong with that approach, but my …