Strategy Determines Success (by Barry Slauenwhite)

In the first post of this 3-part series, we discussed the vital importance of FOCUS in ministry success. Here, I describe the importance of having the correct STRATEGY… I’ve come to believe that one of the key components to a lack of ministry success is the absence of strategy. I’ve been told by some that we […]

Focus Determines Success (by Barry Slauenwhite)

I have served in various leadership roles over the past 40 years. I wish I could tell you that all of them were exciting and successful initiatives, but the truth is, I’ve made mistakes along the way. These mistakes, coupled with a healthy dose of wisdom from others and a heavy infusion of God’s grace […]

5 Reasons To Start Writing Your Book Today

This year I was blessed to reach a lifetime milestone- publishing my first book! It was a tremendous learning experience. I learned how to outline and expand content, how to work through the details of the publishing process, and how to build other resources around the book. I even learned how to deal with carpal […]

Benefits of Coaching to Achieve Your Intentional Dreams (by Dr. Scott Francis)

  Can I ask you two questions? First question: Have you got an intentional dream yet? There are two answers to that first question. Some people answer with “Um, not really…well…maybe…I’m not sure you would call it an intentional dream…what do you mean… (long pause)…” Or they answer, “You bet I do!” Second question: Have you got a coach […]

Have You Decided To Be More Successful Next Year (by Dan Miller)

Often, we have someone call our office about making a change in his or her life.  We send information and then hear nothing.  Two years later, that person calls and says, “Now I’m ready to really create a plan.” What I always wonder is, What did they do for those two years?  And usually, when we […]

Change Your Mind, Change Your Life (by Dr. Ken Smylie)

“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Romans 12:2  As a licensed counsellor and prayer minister I see a great need in my clients and the greater society for the renewing of the mind. So many minds are troubled and full of fear […]

7 Ways To Master Your Mindset

We tend to look outward for the ‘bad guys’ that are sabotaging our happiness, fulfillment and advancement in life. It is easier to cast the blame on others or on unfriendly circumstances. This may feel good at the time, but does little to move us towards God’s best for our lives. Our greatest enemy is our […]

Go As Far & As High As You Can Go In Your Vocation

Recently a friend voiced a question that a lot of people are asking: “No one actually pursues their dreams or their dream vocation these days, do they?!” Behind this question are many other questions that people are asking in our current job market: Is it really possible to do work you love that positively impacts […]

REFUEL By Overcoming Obstacles To Your Calling

Unfortunately, there are often barriers and obstacles that get in the way when we try to pursue God’s call with our heart, soul, mind and strength. There may be doubt, fear, bitterness, pride, distance, health issues, financial or resource issues, disobedience, rebellion, opposition from other people, our own insecurities or complacency that holds us back. […]