Core Values are Important

When you build a house, you must begin with the foundation. As you imagine the type of house you want to build, you may visualize a sweeping floor plan, core valuesarched windows, vaulted ceilings, and a wide, curving staircase. However, all of those components must rest on the foundation. Without a solid, well-constructed foundation, the beautiful windows you’ve designed will not last. In this sense, the foundation is the most important part of the house, even though you may not even be able to see it when you look at the finished product. Likewise, core values are essential to the structural integrity of your church and for your personal life. Without values to provide support and direction, you’ll have no basis on which to make decisions. Your life and the life of your church will be—in the words of Shakespeare—full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. Continue reading “Core Values are Important”

Encounter Coaching: When Jesus Steps into the Conversation

encounter coaching Over the years, I’ve heard a lot of coaches from the charismatic stream wrestle with the question of how to integrate coaching and the prophetic. They value both, but they don’t always mix very well. Prophecy is hearing God and telling someone what he said, but the coaching approach frowns on telling. So what’s a coach to do? Today I want to show you a simple yet quite powerful way to get the best of both: Encounter Coaching! Continue reading “Encounter Coaching: When Jesus Steps into the Conversation”