Sermon Notes: Courage | Living the Weird Life

Courage 1 Kings 16:31-17:1 Leaders are people who set out on a journey and take others with them. Allow me to introduce you to two leaders who moved in different directions: Ahab took a journey of rebellion against God and led thousands of people with him, and Elijah, who took a journey of obedience to God and found himself out more »

Podcast: Five Keys to Using Data in Making Decisions

You can scroll to the bottom of this page to listen to this week’s episode.   I’m a statistic junky. You should be, too. Facts are our friends.   A movement that is overtaking Major League Baseball right now is something called “sabermetrics.” Brad Pitt even starred in an awesome movie about it called “Moneyball.”   The premise of sabermetrics more »

How to Make and Achieve Your Goals

When you’re journeying through leadership, there are four main aspects of aligning your future: mission/vision, goals, objectives, and your strategic plan. Let me break those down briefly:   Mission/Vision — What does God want us to do?   Goals — What needs to happen for the vision to be realized?   Objectives — What do we need to do to achieve each goal?   Strategic Plan — Who more »

5 Reasons We May be On the Verge of Worldwide Revival

This podcast episode is based off of this article that I wrote. History tells us we’re on the verge of revival after a major communication breakthrough. Social media makes it possible to communicate the Gospel to the masses. Audio and video is easily streamed worldwide. Mark Zuckerberg’s plan to wire the world. Smart phones are nearly everywhere.  

Ep 104: Todd Stiles (church multiplication and growth in a non-southern setting)

In this episode, Jeremy interviews Todd Stiles.Todd Stiles is the founding pastor of First Family Church in Ankeny, Iowa. Planted in 2004 from a core group of just 6 people, First Family has grown to over 800 people in 2 campuses and mobilized the efforts of teams for four church plants, both local and international. He is the author of six books more »

Ep 103: Scott Maze (Relationships in Ministry | Jeremy Teaching a Southwestern Seminary Class)

In this episode, Dr. Scott Maze interviews me (Jeremy) for a class he teaches at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. We primarily discuss building relationships in pastoral ministry.   Connect with Dr. Scott Maze Online Twitter – @ScottMaze Facebook North Richland Hills Baptist Church ScottMaze.com Resource of the Week How to Do A Podcast   SPONSORS TrainedUp:  Keeping your volunteer team more »