It's Time to Get Mean About the Vision God Has Given You

It's Time to Get Mean About the Vision God Has Given You

Your church doesn’t need a new mission. God determines the mission. He defines the mission. And he’s been about the mission for thousands of years and simply wants your church involved in it. But your church is in desperate need of a vision that is...
Digest More Leadership Books with The Vision Room's SUMS reMix

Digest More Leadership Books with The Vision Room's SUMS reMix

I am a big believer that leaders must be readers. But you probably have the same problem I do – more books are calling my name than I have time to digest. Sometimes I need help in knowing which are the best, and sometimes I just wish for a summary. Either way,...

Leadership that Matters Is All About Conviction

Just two quotes that grabbed me, from Al Mohler’s book The Conviction to Lead: Congregations and Christian institutions need effective leaders who are authentically Christian – whose leadership flows out of their Christian commitment. Wherever Christian...
Books: People-Pleasing Pastors

Books: People-Pleasing Pastors

Charles Stone has that rare gift of knowing and speaking directly to the heart of today’s shepherd-leader about the one big leadership issue we all have but rarely admit – our tendency to want to be liked. He cuts through the fluff and helps us recognize our tendency...
My ONE Big Resolution. Yep, Just One.

My ONE Big Resolution. Yep, Just One.

Yep. Just one. I plan on eating better based on what I’m learning from reading The Daniel Plan. I also want to exercise and run. Those are probably typical. I also want to read through the Bible, pray more, lead better, and date my wife like crazy, blog (almost)...
Grace That is Really Grace Is EPIC Grace

Grace That is Really Grace Is EPIC Grace

Most of the books that I read on the subject of grace tackle it from a theological point-of-view in which the subject of grace is systematically defined and expounded upon. And I love books that comprehensively address grace, a topic with which it seems I’m...
Let Go of Some Old Labels and Live a Limitless Life!

Let Go of Some Old Labels and Live a Limitless Life!

I’ve been anticipating the release of my friend Derwin Gray’s new book Limitless Life for many months now. There are books that come along that hold the key to restoration and healing for a great number of people, and I believe this is one of those books....
The Abiding Church: Calling Church Leaders Back to Jesus

The Abiding Church: Calling Church Leaders Back to Jesus

When I first moved back to northwest Arkansas to plant a church, not everyone understood. Even quite a few church leaders wondered why the neighborhood needed another church. But Nate Sweeney embraced us and has encouraged us all along the way. I so appreciate his...
Should You Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart?

Should You Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart?

According to J. D. Greear, yes! And J. D. is an expert on the subject, having asked Jesus into his heart thousands of times. I remember leading a fifteen-year-old student through the gospel, which he knew quite well already, and then in receiving Christ by faith. He...
Are You Craveable? Is the Jesus In You Irresistible?

Are You Craveable? Is the Jesus In You Irresistible?

Jesus was irresistible. Yes it’s true that the Jewish leaders stirred the crowds to demand his crucifixion. But why? A big part of their motivation was jealousy. They no longer had a monopoly on the religious devotion of the people because this Jesus guy had...