Leveraging the Power of Great Questions

I have spent a lot of time the last few days in one-on-one interviews with a staff leadership team.  I have been consulting with this church for the last couple of years and have seen a lot of these staff members in the hallway.  We have exchanged the expected cordial greetings. I have been in […]

3 Steps to Removing Clutter

Simplicity.  It’s a beautiful word, isn’t it?  The irony is that simplicity isn’t simple. “The biggest challenge for everyone living today is how to adjust to a continual increase of complexity in every area of life.” (Dan Sullivan, Founder of Strategic Coach) Here are three steps to take you on the road to simplicity. Own […]

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LEADERS BACK STAGE: AN INTERVIEW WITH LANCE WITT

The Live True Podcast with David Loveless

In this episode of The Live True Podcast, David Loveless interviews Lance about healthy life practices for followers of and leaders for Jesus. Listen to the podcast here. Listen to this encouraging and enlightening conversation around: How to integrate your imperfections as both a follower of and leader for Jesus How leaders can be living […]

Are You Focused on the Right Kind of Growth?

We often say that “healthy things grow”.  The assumption is that if our church is healthy, our weekend attendance should be growing. I’ve gotten to live all over the country and one of the biggest differences is the many ways that plants grow.  In southern California, there is the right combination of sun, soil and […]

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It’s All About Perspective

Every now and then we all need a good dose of “perspective”. A few days ago I was preparing a message from an intriguing story in 2 Kings 7. It is the story of 4 lepers sitting at the city gate of Samaria. Surrounding the city is the Aramean army and rather than fight they […]

Beware the Seduction of Ambition

Ambition is a double-edged sword. When it is God-directed and Spirit-managed, it can bear tremendous fruit. But when it is hijacked by self and ego, it can leave a wake of destruction. I have wrestled with this issue for most of my life. If you have leadership gifts, you know what it is to be […]