It's Personal by Brian and Amy Bloye

The Church Planting Journey Is Rather Personal

Brandon Books, Church Planting

According to Brian and Amy Bloye, the two toughest jobs in the world are raising kids, and raising a church. And both tasks are deeply personal. I’m a better church planter for having read It’s Personal. It’s now one of the bos I’ll be pushing at every potential church planter. Why? Several reasons. Calling is key, and while many bos talk …

Eternal Truth

Big Truths I Need to Hear Every Day

Brandon Family, Living

I’m a messed up human being. I don’t mean that I’m particularly deranged – just that I was born bren and have reached the plateau of adulthood carrying some flaws with me. The biggest flaw? I believe lies… sometimes. Here’s a law of life that can’t be avoided or bren… The way I think determines what I believe, which determines …

Ella Serving

8 Reasons to Take a Sunday to Serve Outside the Church Walls

Brandon Church Planting

We called ours We Love NWA because that’s how people refer to our community. Whatever you call it, we’re glad we to a weekend away from having a worship service in our theater to serve our neighbors. We’re not the first, by any means to have a weekend to “be” the church instead of “doing” church. Other churches have cancelled …

Lid

What Happens When I Fail to Delegate

Brandon Leadership

Always in the back of my mind is this thought, “Don’t be the factor holding back the growth of Grace Hills Church.” I believe in John Maxwell’s Law of the Lid. So if my leadership is sub-par, and I’m supposed to be at the head of the pack, where does that leave other leaders for whom I am responsible? I …

Windshield Time

8 Simple Ways to Pour Into Leaders

Brandon Leadership

In the American church, we tend to think of leadership development as a classroom and curriculum-based process, but Jesus had a better idea: spend time with people. Jesus allowed His life to rub off on His chosen leaders and to pour His wisdom into them, and we can do the same. Sometimes it’s a matter of spotting the natural opportunities that …