BattleshipI was a chaplain for a high school soccer team for a few years and one season there was a kid on the team that was great at a few things but none of those things included making a cut on the soccer pitch. In the midst of a game the coach yelled at him “You turn like a battleship!” As you can probably imagine, he earned a new nickname that night. I also had a vision that stuck with me. A battleship is designed to do a lot of things well but changing direction is not one of them. They are big, strong, awe-inspiring war ships but they don’t turn on a dime.

You may already know where I am going with this… Your church and the organization(s) within it are probably like battleships. They do a lot of things well but making changes may not be one of them. Your organization can be turned, like a battleship, but if there is ANY forward momentum then it is going to take a lot of power, planning, time, and a BIG rudder. Continue Reading…

Church ImpossibleMy wife and I like to watch the show Restaurant: Impossible. If you aren’t familiar with it here is the skinny. World renown chef Robert Irvine goes into failing restaurants with a design and contracting team and turns them around in only 3 days. He identifies problems, recreates environments, trains up deficiencies, tweaks menus, and then leaves with a project that should succeed if managed well. (I’ve never followed up on the website to track the actual success rate.)  Continue Reading…

I blew up this site almost two years ago and threw it into maintenance mode. I’m working on redesigning it now but its a work in progress. Stay tuned, it’s coming soon.

I’m opening it up officially today, Mar 19, 2013. I erased everything when I took it down in 2011 so I’m starting with from scratch with regards to posts as well. I intend on being more frequent with my posting this time around. I believe it well help me to think more about the reasons I post.