Lead 101


Hey Leaders – As you move forward in leadership here at City Life. We feel it’s important to speak the same language…. or have the same “DNA” as the house. I want to encourage you to listen in to our Lead 101 classes if you have never been able to attend personally. A personal class…

Toxic Thinking.


DETOXIFYING methods for our body are all the rage. Everywhere I look, I am seeing a new commercial for a new detox. We need to do a different kind of detox!

The Follow Factor


The Follow Factor… Great keys to being led by God The ONLY way to be a great leader, is to first be a GREAT follower…. of God and your own leaders. So how can we practically grow in being led by God: While doing my devotions a few things that jumped out at me, 1- God…

When communication hurts.


A simple word today for me and for you about communication. 1) Stop running. What is seen as an intentional offense is often times simply a long standing lack of communication. The only way communication hurts is if it is simply not done at all. Let me also clarify that I believe that real communication…

10 Commandments of Small Group leading


1- Keep yourself pure. Right heart, attitude, motives, actions, speech and expectations! I tim. 5:22 2- Come Ready. Be there early, Be prayed up, read up (bible) and ready with a plan. 3- Pray Before You Say. Speak only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs. 4- Don’t dominate or be…

Attitude affects everything!!!


You get to choose what you set your mind on! Circumstances can effect our perspective, but they don’t have to determine them! Our Attitudes affect everything and everyone! The bible clearly says that WE SET our minds.  So be purposeful in what you choose to set your mind on today!!! If an imagination or wrong…

The Kindling


It is June 1st in Northern California, usually a sunny very warm time of year, but today it is winter-like outside. Coffee and a blanket have been my must-have’s of the day… and now thinking a hot crackling fire sounds like a nice addition to my day. I really love a roaring fire on a…

Letters to Leaders- my look at Ephesians( part 2)


Letters to Leaders Reading through Ephesians Part 2. I believe that Ephesians was written to leaders in the church on how to mature and flourish in the gifts God had given them. The Ephesians are challenged to stop being childish and fighting with each other and focus instead on living a pure life, being a…

Ephesians 1-3 – a letter to leaders in the making


A walk through the Book of Ephesians. I am reading the book of Ephesians right now and am excited to share with you a few of my unedited, somewhat uneducated thoughts as I unfold this book. Today we will look at Eph. 1-3. Reading God‘s word can be soooo much more than just a chapter…

Leaders in a Facebook World.


In a day and society where short conversations, blogs, Facebook, twitter and controversy practically run our lives, how do we as Christian leaders balance our words in a God Honoring way? Let’s talk about it…