Jumping straight into the Pros.

In Home Run: Learn God’s Game Plan for Life and Leadership, Kevin Myers states that all sports athletes start in the little leagues. No one walks onto a field at the professional level. This made me think about the process of salvation. I have long stated that the “ground is level at the foot of [...]

Transformational Prayer

Matthew 36: “41 Keep watch and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak!” This passage contains powerful keys to success in prayer. Keeping watch There are powerful unseen forces at work, trying to destroy all the good that God has made. They want [...]

Home Run Church – learning to be nobody.

I am reading “Home Run” by Kevin Myer and John Maxwell. (Available here.) Here is a powerful quote “Moses spent his first 40 years thinking he was somebody. He spent his second 40 years learning to be nobody. He spent his third 40 years learning what God can do with a nobody.” His point is [...]

He intercedes.

Hebrews 7:25 New Living Translation (NLT) 25 Therefore he is able, once and forever, to save[a] those who come to God through him. He lives forever to intercede with God on their behalf.                                                     [...]

Forgotten Dreams

Kevin Myers, in the SNU Pastor’s Forum January 2014, made an interesting statement. Joseph did not remember the dream until it happened. (Kevin and John Maxwell have written a book called Home Run, you can purchase it here.) When he was a young man, Joseph had dreams from God that showed Joseph’s Dad, Mom, and [...]

Success is…

John Maxwell writes in Home Run (by John Maxwell and Kevin Myer) “Success is… Knowing God and His purpose for our lives, Growing to reach our maximum potential, and Sowing seeds that benefit others. That’s the kind of success anyone can achieve, God being their helper.”   As I have written previously in Transitions success is [...]

Why do you want the Church to grow?

This post is intended for Pastors and Church leaders. In the SNU Pastor’s Forum January 2014 Kevin Myer said that it is possible to want to increase the Church statistical numbers for the wrong reasons. He feels that this is the reason that God made Him wait for several years. He knew he was doing [...]

What is the Secret?

Many people who love God have tried to understand what is the secret to reaching a ‘lost’ person with the Good News of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. Pastors have wondered and studied, taking classes and going to the latest Super-Church seminar. The speakers in the Church-growth industry who earn my respect are the [...]

A Home Run Church – Great Lengths

The writer of Home Run, Kevin Myers, made a very powerful statement during the SNU Pastor’s Forum in January, 2014. “I go to great lengths to solve a problem to gain a breakthrough.” We have heroes who did this. One of mine is Harmon Schmelzenbach (the first one, and honestly, all the rest.) Harmon and [...]

Servant Leadership

Instead of a Home Run Church post this morning, I want to give you a quote from Stan Toler. He placed it on FaceBook today.   “Servanthood is the signature of Christ-filled leadership”   Jesus Christ shocked his disciples that night. I imagine that they were talking among themselves, maybe maneuvering for a better seat [...]