By Lance Witt on Sep 24, 2022
“Everything worthwhile is uphill. Everything that is valuable, you have to work for. No one ever coasted their way to success. Most people have uphill hopes but have downhill habits.”
By Lance Witt on Jun 18, 2022
Growing in knowledge is important, but knowledge without relationship is dangerous. That was one of the big issues Jesus had with the Pharisees. They had biblical knowledge but their heart was far from God.
By Lance Witt on Jun 13, 2022
Ultimately, if God is not working in you, the joy of his work through you will be short-lived.
By Lance Witt on May 31, 2022
“Sometimes as a worship pastor,” he said, “I feel like a dancing bear. It’s my job to get up and perform for the crowd, and as long as the performance is good, everyone is happy. Except me. Something is missing and I don’t know what to do.”
By Lance Witt on May 25, 2022
Let me ask you, what are you trusting God for? Where are you practicing the spiritual discipline of anticipation?
By Lance Witt on Apr 22, 2022
The bullseye on the target of a great team is both health and high-performance.
By Lance Witt on Apr 13, 2022
I am not exempt from the needs of my humanity simply because I am a pastor or ministry leader.
By Lance Witt on Feb 24, 2022
What qualities make a leader great? Hebrews describes the most important quality: heart. But what does it mean to have the heart of a pastor?
By Lance Witt on Jan 10, 2022
There is a story in the Bible about a very gifted and competent leader who wasn’t working smart.
By Lance Witt on Jan 8, 2022
If you have been in ministry very long, you know how easy it is to get the two intertwined. When you feel called and when you have great passion for ministry, the lines between person and position can get fuzzy. You move from simply being a Christian to now being a professional Christian.
By Lance Witt on Jan 4, 2022
Jesus did not come to cajole or manipulate people. He did not come to debate or lead by forceful personality. He never tried to gather a crowd or build an organization. He never marketed himself or developed his “brand”. Instead, he exemplified this quality that we all need.
By Lance Witt on Jan 3, 2022
Every single week people walk into your church and for the most part they seem to have it together. They make small talk, they dress appropriately, they participate congenially, they listen politely, and at the end of the service they file out quietly.
By Lance Witt on Apr 26, 2021
Over the last few years my single most consistent prayer has been for spiritual courage. Being a coward comes quite naturally to me. I don’t like to fight. I don’t like rejection. I am definitely not a fan of pain. All of these are essential qualities of a coward.
By Lance Witt on Apr 16, 2021
Pastors listen to other pastors. We listen to other people in ministry who are down in the trenches doing the hard work of leading others.
By Lance Witt on Mar 26, 2021
Here is what I know to be true about competitiveness in my own life. It usually has to do with Outward Validation vs. Inward Validation. If I am honest, a spirit of competition and comparison has to do with me and my need to feel significant and successful. My own insecurity drives me to posture and protect. It drives me to compare and compete.