Spur Leadership Conference '09

Posted on August 13, 2009

Leadership conferences are everywhere you turn. But how many have you heard of that bring together in one venue a state governor, a general in the U.S. Army, the vice president of one of technology's leading companies and some of the most passionate young church leaders today? Not many! But this year, my good friend Mac Richard is doing just that at the Spur Leadership Conference on October 1-2. Last year I had the opportunity to speak at ...

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The Toughest 10%

Posted on August 11, 2009

It’s one of the most difficult things for any leader to do. It’s not very popular, but it’s very necessary. It’s moving people out. And as leaders in the church, we cannot be shy about it.Over the last ten years, Fellowship Church has tried to do just that. It’s a principle that Jack Welch calls differentiation. Basically, Mr. Welch says a healthy organization regularly moves out 10% of its staff. He says, “Winning leaders ...

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Summer – Blockbuster or Flop?

Posted on July 27, 2009

 (Guest post by Buddy Cremeans)In the heat of the summer, visit any church in America and you would probably describe your encounter as a "lackluster experience" more than a "blockbuster experience." Not at Fellowship Church! Even the biggest critic couldn't argue their runaway smash summer success... At the Movies.I had a suspicion the reviews were going to be good when we pulled into the parking lot of Fellowshi...

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A Quick Shout Out

Posted on July 19, 2009

When it comes to creativity, I think it's good to borrow ideas from other leaders. I think it's important. But I think it's even more important to give credit where credit is due. So I want to give a quick shout out to my good friend, Craig Groeschel. Every now and then, Craig and I will call or text just to bounce ideas off of one another. I always say, "God gave you eyes, plagerize." Of course, I don't mean that ...

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I'll see you… At the Movies

Posted on June 28, 2009

At the Movies - This July from Fellowship Church on Vimeo.

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Purity for Politicians…

Posted on June 25, 2009

...and purity for pastors, priests, poets and all people.By now you've probably heard the sad and disappointing news of South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford's affair. It's a story that is sure to be in the headlines for the next several days. But after the hype of the news channels and tabloids, newspapers and magazines, the reality is that a marriage, and a family, hangs in the balance. And this story has caused me to ...

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One year later

Posted on June 18, 2009

A year ago, Fellowship Church opened our very own camp - Allaso Ranch - a place where lives are changed! Check out the stories of these students' experience. And if you haven't signed up your children for this year, don't miss out. There's still time...

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Death by Process

Posted on June 8, 2009

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The Cussing Pastor

Posted on June 1, 2009

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Change. Change. Change.

Posted on May 7, 2009

If it ain't broke, break it.In other words, change. Just to change. That may sound like an odd statement, but it's vital. Why? Because change is the guts of creativity.We all want to be creative. But to do that, in any venue of life, we have to be willing to change. Something. Anything. And we have to do it before we need to do it. One of the biggest pitfalls we find ourselves in is the inability, or unwillingness, to change. We ...

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