Seth Godin on Church Planting

November 11, 2011By BrandonChurch Planting

I don’t know if Seth knows what church planting is or not, but his post yesterday should be memorized (it’s short – that’s Seth) by every church planter in the world. I’ll quote it in its entirety because of its brevity… There’s nothing wrong with having a plan. Plans are great. But missions are better. … Read More

Leaders Are People Who Create a New Reality

November 30, 2010By BrandonLeadership 12 Comments

I was involved in a fairly deep conversation this morning with a fellow Pastor and mentor about the subject of change. Yes, it’s hard. Everyone understands that. But leading change is real leadership. Michael Hyatt said as much in a recent blog post… My answer to the question is this: Leaders exist to create a … Read More

Communication Is What We DO

October 20, 2010By BrandonCommunications 10 Comments

This post is a bit of a rant, but not a mean one. I spend a LOT of time on the phone and on the internet connecting with church leaders. I’ve observed, in the wild, the communications strategies of hundreds of churches, and I keep noticing that the very basic principles of messaging and communication … Read More

Content Is Social Media Currency

May 28, 2010By BrandonCommunications 3 Comments

We’re all tired of hearing how “content is king,” but it’s still the rallying cry of many, many people in the marketing world. The phrase encourages debate between content producers (writers and publishers) and creatives (designers and developers). Is content really king? Or is it usability? the development platform? or the sharable nature of the … Read More

Thank God For the BMA of America

July 17, 2006By BrandonCulture

I grew up in a staunchly conservative Southern Baptist church, where I first heard the gospel and received Christ as my Savior. I was baptized by Doug Riley, a man who was committed to the faithful proclamation of God’s inerrant Word. Many of my heroes in the faith are or were Southern Baptist leaders. I … Read More

Blessed Persecution

December 5, 2005By BrandonCulture

”And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad… Therefore they that were scattered abroad went everywhere preaching the word.” –Acts 8:1, 4 At the close of Jesus’ ministry, just after His resurrection, He instructed the apostles and the church they would … Read More