7 Things About Gen Z Your Church Needs to Understand

Insights for the church from a Gen Z thinker.

How to Manage Your Stress as a Leader

Ask someone how they’re doing. The common response: “I’m good, thanks!” Here’s the more candid version I’m hearing these days. “I think I’m pretty good, but I’m not really sure....

Canceled Mission Trips Give Us an Opportunity for Self-Reflection

With much of the world in various stages of lockdown, short-term mission trips have become one of the first summer casualties. Planes are grounded. Airports are quiet....

7 Ways to Be an Authentic Leader

A few years ago I met with a group of millennials in our church—asking them to help me think through leadership today. The most repeated word was...

How I ‘CRAFT’ My Sermons

It’s true that Saddleback has gained attention because of its growth over the decades, but I don’t want our church to grow just to add to our...

Helping Third Culture Kids Adjust to Reentry

Third culture kid teens are resilient, resourceful, clever, creative and flexible. For their entire lives they have not only practiced but also excelled at adapting to new...

How to Love Other Christians When We Don’t Agree

As a second generation Filipino-American I am very aware of my “otherness”—whether it’s at church on Sunday which includes a 30-minute worship set with a beautiful LED...

13 Common Mistakes Made When Looking for a New Ministry Role

Most of us change places of ministry during our career. I realize, of course, that making changes now during COVID may seem unwise, but below are 13...

Auditing Your Various Ministries Going Forward

We cannot eliminate uncertainty. In this season of ministry, we can only address what is known. When it comes to the number of volunteers we need and...

The Refinery: A Replant for a Rural Industrial Community

Robinson, Illinois, is a unique town of about 8,000 people. Rural, but defined by industry, Robinson is about 40 minutes away from the next largest city. It...