Imperfect vs Unhealthy


Organizational health trumps everything. The most important thing you can do for your church, the best advantage you can give your church is to do all you an to ensure it is the healthiest it can be.  People do not want to become a part of something that is unhealthy and if they do, they don’t stay for long. The ones that do stick around in unhealthy organizations are often part of the reason it Read more…

Self-Care Inventory for Ministry Leaders

Organizational health trumps everything. ~Patrick Lencioni Organizations cannot be healthy if their leaders are not healthy. Our focus is on empowering and equipping churches and leaders to create lasting and transformational health. This is just one resource in helping leaders examine their life and health. The goal of this inventory is to help ministry leaders reflect on their overall health. In addition to the foundational questions of health, the inventory offers 7 questions in 7 Read more…

July 2020 News

Empowering and equipping churches and leaders to create lasting and transformational health. In the midst of the Covid-19, Preparing for Amazement Ministries is working hard to build and revitalize the global Christian Church. We hope you take a couple minutes to read our July newsletter and visit our website. What’s New?! There are a lot of exciting new things happening in our ministry in spite of the challenges we face in the world with the Read more…

International Training

International Pastor, Youth Pastor and Church Leader Training:  This program will both provide a curriculum for training leaders and deliver training to leaders in countries where poverty prevents them from receiving a formal education or quality training. As the first part of this program, various training modules and curriculums will be created and shared with international partners. These partnerships will be developed with organizations, denominations and church leaders in various countries in order to provide Read more…

June 2020 News

In the midst of the Covid-19, Preparing for Amazement Ministries is working hard to build and revitalize the global Christian Church. We hope you take a couple minutes to read our June newsletter and visit our website. What’s New?! There are a lot of exciting new things happening in our ministry in spite of the challenges we face in the world with the Covid-19 pandemic. Some of the highlights include: We have shifted our focus Read more…

Health Trumps All

Leadership guru Patrick Lencioni notes that ‘organizational health trumps everything.’ No leadership axiom has proven to be more true in my lifetime. As we seek to build and revitalize the global church, our primary focus is on empowering and equipping churches and leaders to create lasting and transformational health. Each week, we hear painful stories from churches and leaders about the unhealthy nature of ministries around the world. No church or leader sets out to Read more…

Opening Up

Every church has to make their own decision in their context of when to re-open. It is not an easy decision to make, weighing state and federal laws and guidelines, considering our church population, weighing finances and more. For years, pastors have been leading and serving their people. They do not need to government’s help in deciding how to best care for their people spiritually, emotionally and physically. They are not perfect nor will they Read more…

2020 Seminar Offerings

We are excited to offer the following seminars for 2020! Date Time (eastern) Topic Cost: Network Members Cost: Non Network Members Register Thur. 6/25 10am-Noon QPR Suicide Prevention Training $10* $15* By 6/20 Here Tue. 6/30 2-4pm Leading Through Change $15 $30 By 6/27 Here Tue. 7/14 2-4pm Generational Understanding for Churches $15 $30 By 7/11 Here Tue. 7/21 10-11:30am Changing Family Dynamics: Working with parents and families today $10 $25 By 7/17 Here Mon. Read more…

May 2020 News

In the midst of the Covid-19, Preparing for Amazement Ministries is working hard to build and revitalize the global Christian Church. We hope you take a couple minutes to read our May newsletter and visit our website. What’s New?! There are a lot of exciting new things happening in our ministry in spite of the challenges we face in the world with the Covid-19 pandemic Some of the highlights include: We have been working and Read more…

Reflections on Leading Worship Post Covid-19

While I am not serving full time in a church setting, I have been filling in from time to time in various churches. On Sunday May 10, I led worship and preached at a church for the first time since the Covid-19 restrictions went into place. It was the first time this church of under 25 was meeting in 8 weeks. During the pandemic, I have been diligently working to think through the implications of Read more…