A Different Type of Leadership

I was reading through the book of Luke this morning and came across this passage.  “And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.  And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors.  […]

Oasis Granger Anniversary Party

October 7th marks our 3rd year anniversary as a church plant.  Join us for an evening of celebration, great food, music, and entertainment.  All friends and family of Oasis are invited.  The party will be from 6-8pm on Sunday night (October 7th) at the McGann Hay Granger Chapel.  Hope to see you there.  Call 574-850-0332 […]

Sticks and Stones….

“Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words can never hurt me…”  Who came up with this?  It’s probably the biggest lie ever told to kids.  Words are the greatest weapon there ever was.  When used for evil, words produce fear, insecurity, distrust, hatred, prejudice; the list goes on and on.  But when used […]

“If you build it, they will come….”

John 12:32 says, “But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself.”  This is the Christian’s world equivalent of “If you build it, they will come.”  Meaning, that if you preach Christ, God will gather people to your church.  Allow I think that there is some truth to […]

Illuminated

Regarding Illuminated, by Matt Bronleewe, the back jacket boasts,  “this rare breed of suspense thriller combines mysterious hidden clues, secret societies, buried treasure, double agents, and the Knights Templar…if you turned National Treasure into international treasure, traded Da Vinci codes for Gutenberg Bibles, married it to Indiana Jones, and added the pacing of 24 you’d be in the […]

New Books!

I just picked up 4 new books that I’m really looking forward to starting….here they are. It Came From Within – Andy Stanley (recommended by Louie Weber) Church Marketing 101 – Richard Reising (recommended by Dave Sumrall) Illuminated – Matt Bronleewe (Matt is a former member of Jars of Clay and the brother in law […]

Regarding “Subscribing”

Thanks all for reading and staying up with my new blog.  I’m going to try to have fresh material at least a couple times a week if not more so.  I was out of town today in Indianapolis, so I haven’t had a ton of time to update the site.  At any rate, several of […]

The Tallest Bungee Jump Ever

I heard Arthur Meintjes talking about the tallest bungee jump in the world, which I believe was in South Africa.  And there was this documentary made about the people who were brave enough to jump off of it.  As one of the first guys approached the jump, the cameras got right in his face and said, […]

How do you define Leadership?

I’ve been tossing this question around quite a bit lately.  The definition I’ve landed on (which was influenced by the book I mentioned below, The Lost Art of Leadership) is “accomplishing my dreams and helping others accomplish theirs.”  It could also be stated,  “to accomplish my goals and develop people.”  In past systems and models […]