Cultivating Healthy Culture

We all know that culture matters, but we also know that cultivating a healthy culture is really difficult. Many of us have been on teams with healthy cultures, and we’ve also been on teams with unhealthy cultures. It’s easy to know the difference when you...

Young Donkeys and Campus Ministry

In Every Nation, we talk a lot about the campus. It’s in our mission statement, and it’s a significant part of decisions on where to plant next. Why? Because reaching the next generation is a crucial part of our calling. We have always said that we have...

As the Church Regathers

As our cities and nations begin to reopen, especially now that COVID-19 vaccines are becoming available, I know that we all look forward to regathering with our churches soon. While we prepare to come together, let’s remember why we gather: To worship God....

Visionary Leadership

All humans are divinely designed to pursue a vision. Though God’s original intent was for mankind to pursue his mission on the earth, many well-meaning Christians settle for lesser visions: consumerism, political ideologies, conspiracy theories, and more....

The Power and Danger of Listening

One of the most troubling trends of 2020 has been the loss of truth in the public sphere. Many people are losing trust in conventional sources of truth (the media, the government, even the church) and turning to a rapidly fragmenting cacophony of voices on...

Think Strong, Lead Long

I know that 2020 was a very challenging year for many leaders, and many are wondering how they’ll make it through another year of pandemic-related uncertainty and challenges. My charge to all leaders in 2021 is to think like a tortoise.  The tortoise is...

America: A City on a Hill?

  As the cofounder and president of a global family of churches and campus ministries, I try to avoid commenting on local or national events. That is the role of local church pastors and regional team leaders. However, the violent and tragic events that...

Consecrate Yourself

As we have for many years, next week, Every Nation people around the world are joining together for a week of prayer, fasting, and consecration. As we prepare for this week together, I’d like to look at Joshua 3 and make three observations about Israel’s...

My Top 10 Books of 2020

Three times in the past week, different leaders from around the world have asked me to recommend books on various topics pertaining to leadership. I took that as a gentle reminder that it is time to post my annual top ten book list.  As you peruse my list,...