Opportunity Annoys

They say that opportunity knocks. That’s only on the rare occasion when it feels like being polite. Maybe opportunity knocked at first. But sometimes we’re too dense or preoccupied to hear it. So after a while, opportunity doesn’t bother knocking anymore. It lets itself in, sits down in your favorite chair, and eats your food. […]

Just Go Jogging

Church isn’t for perfect people. It’s not for people who think they have it all together. I like Rich Mullins’ tongue-in-cheek sentiment here: If you think you’ve arrived, just go for a run instead. Or a leisurely brunch. Or crunch those fantasy numbers. Or sleep in. Because church is for the weak, the needy, the sick, […]

3 Ways to Help People Pursue Kingdom Work

This is a broken world. You know that. I know that. People know that.   They want justice. They want peace. They want flourishing. They want people to have clean water and mosquito nets and new shoes and literacy and no abuse and access to education–and the list goes on. They want things to be […]

5 Marks of Unhealthy Organizational Thinking

How do you know if the organization you’re working for is unhealthy? Here are five signs. (Unfortunately, this is not an exhaustive list). 1) They employ zero-sum thinking. They think, “If you win, we lose.” And vice-versa. 2) They have numerous levels of controls and hierarchy that get in the way of doing things. Power […]

Selectivity vs. Development

If you read some leadership literature these days, it’s all about “hire the right people, only the best people, so that you don’t need to have meetings and manuals to hold them in check.” In other words, be highly selective about whom you bring on. But can we really do this? People don’t come out […]

What’s Holding You Back?

What’s holding you back? It’s not what you think. You say, “If only I had this!” More funding. More staff. More space. Then I could be successful. But instead of railing against your constraints, you should embrace them. Christ-followers know that we are finite beings with limitations. But also that our all-powerful God has good […]

A Prayer on Vocation

Faith and work are meant to go together. Take some time to pray for your vocation, and your attitude towards your vocation! Our God who has created us, we thank you for entrusting us with important and meaningful vocations. Forgive us for belittling work, for finding work menial, and for taking our work lightly. Change […]

In Defense of Strategy

This morning I came across a post by Sam Allberry called Why ’Strategic Ministry’ Makes Me Deeply Uncomfortable. I really like Allberry’s work generally speaking; his little book “Is God Anti-Gay?” is succinctly brilliant, helpful, and pastoral. By all accounts he’s a great guy. But I was disappointed in this post. As I read Sam’s post, it seems he is uncomfortable with […]

Faith, Life & Work | A New Conference later this Fall!

We are super excited to be offering a new conference experience this Fall around the topic of Faith, Life, and Work. This event will be for students, working professionals–anyone really! Here’s the gist: Learn how to take your faith with you in every aspect of life – from work to home to play. No matter your career […]