Archive for the ‘Leadership Blog’ Category

The Grass is Greener on this Side of the Fence

Posted on: March 14th, 2016 by Michael Larson

We’ve heard it a thousand times. We’ve believed it probably as many. “The grass is always greener on the other side of the…fence.” Job. House. Car. Accomplishment. Vacation. You-name-it. We can blame it on culture or TV or Facebook or the Powerball, but in reality, it’s our innate make-up, it’s the voice of envy and […]

Generosity: A Journey From ’Their Church’ to ‘Our Church’

Posted on: February 15th, 2016 by Michael Larson

Another lesson about money (collective groan, I know). Give me a few paragraphs anyway, you might be surprised. And even if you’re not, you were probably on your way to swipe through your Facebook or Twitter feed or something anyway, so I’d say, at worst, its a wash. You might think my perspective on giving […]

The Tithing Challenge

Posted on: January 13th, 2016 by John Gilmore

“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.” Malachi 3:10 Several years […]


Posted on: July 14th, 2015 by Tony Dahlin

Whenever I would hear the word missions, I always thought of missionaries- people that went to far off places in an effort to share the Good News of Jesus with indigenous people. I always thought it to be a noble and courageous thing. I never really thought of myself playing any type of role with […]

Family First

Posted on: June 24th, 2015 by Jerry Shaffer

“Family comes first” has become one of my family’s slogans.  It communicates how we feel the need to lean into one another when things are tough from pressure inside or outside of our family.  This clearly prioritizes our family during times when it is easy to allow hurt feelings to drive us away from each other. Another […]

Family Devotions

Posted on: June 8th, 2015 by John Gilmore

“…and as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” Joshua 24:15 I remember as a child growing up in a Christian family with Christian friends, seeing this verse cross stitched, framed and hung around every house that I visited. Going to a Christian College I would hear these words referenced in classes […]

Dedicated: Leaders Don’t Wait!

Posted on: May 24th, 2015 by Jerry Shaffer

This month we have been looking at family relationships in order to understand what God meant for them to be.  But depending on where you find yourself right now, it may be easy to think or say, “that doesn’t apply to me.”  Perhaps you don’t have kids or your kids have grown, so the idea […]

Recasting Your Family Identity

Posted on: May 13th, 2015 by Tony Dahlin

As we are in the midst of our series “Meant to Be” here at The Well, I can’t help but be amazed at the work that God has done in my own marriage and family.  As some of you know, our family has been through some pretty difficult times.  Having battled an addiction to crack […]

A Leader’s Perspective on “What’s Next?”

Posted on: April 28th, 2015 by Jerry Shaffer

Great leaders never stop growing!  Paul echoes that understanding in his letter to the church at Philippi, “I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection.  But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me.”  (3:12)  None of us […]