Archives For April 2012

I’m excited to welcome Jenn Peppers to the blog today. Aside from being one of my closest friends, Jenn is a terrific leadership & business coach, and is the co-author (along with Tara Miller) of the insightful yet practical book Finding the Flow: A Guide for Leading Small Groups and Gatherings. You can find out more about Jenn’s life and work by visiting her site at

So, it’s easier for me to talk about this topic if I share a quick personal story first. When I was in my mid-30s a series of things happened that led me to have a season of performance anxiety. One of the worst attacks happened the night before I was planning to run a 5K. I did not sleep that night and never ran the 5K, but I did realize something important: my sense of self-worth was extremely closely tied to how well I performed.

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I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Eric Bryant (virtually speaking) and have a conversation about the impact coaching is having on leadership in the Church today. I wanted to share it here on the blog for those who couldn’t join us live:



Total time: About 27 minutes. And like I said at the end, if you’re a Christian leader in any context and you’re curious about coaching, I offer a free exploratory coaching session to anyone who’s interested in learning more about what coaching is about. Just click here and drop me a line, and we’ll set up a call soon.

I’m so pleased to welcome Jenni Catron to the blog. Jenni serves as the Executive Director of Cross Point Church in Nashville, TN. She leads the staff of Cross Point and oversees the ministry of its five campuses. Her passion is to lead well and to inspire, equip and encourage others to do the same. She is the founder of Cultivate Her, a community whose purpose is to “connect, engage and inspire” women leaders. She speaks at conferences and churches nationwide, seeking to help others develop their leadership gifts and lead confidently in the different spheres of influence God has granted them. Discover more of Jenni’s life and work at and


I’ve had the privilege in my career to work with some great teams both in the marketplace and in ministry. Great teams are essential to accomplishing the purpose and vision you are working towards. Building a great staff and developing a dynamic team culture is core to a healthy team environment.

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