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Church As A Spiritual Hospital

I had a friend send me the following quote the other day:
 “People never really change very deeply until someone catches them in their shame… and is not appalled. Out of this place, where we have been loved in the midst of our shame, we come to know that we are worthy of love.” I...

Leadership fallout and why Mark Driscoll resigning should matter to You

The Seattle Times announced that Mark Driscoll, author and founding pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, has voluntarily resigned his position with the mega-church. This comes after a panel of seven Mars Church elders and one church member concluded an “investigation of...

Growing through the struggle: tips for leadership in marriage by Jaime Waits

Great post from my wife, Jaime Waits. Some highlights from a talk we gave together the other day to a group of couples. Leadership can be a struggle and strain on your relationship. The most authentic leaders have done the courageous work through their own process. Here are some...

Gratitude for Disappointments and Painting the Lines…

Four years ago life was going very well. I had a thriving practice as a therapist, counseling people towards wholeness in their relationships with themselves and others. A new house, cars that didn’t break down, kids plugged into friends and community that they loved; more...

The Problem with Repentance: Christian Leadership & The Gospel of Punishment, by Pastor Travis Waits

The Problem with Repentance: Christian Leadership & The Gospel of Punishment In our culture of church leadership today there is significant focus on “preaching the Gospel.” To be clear, this was the original mission that Jesus gave the church (see Mtt. 28:16ff)....

Grace ALWAYS violates man’s sense of justice by Travis Waits

Grace ALWAYS violates man’s sense of justice, by Travis Waits This problem of the self-righteous with their condemnation is not only prevalent in the Christian church leadership of pastors & elders, but also among so called “christian” counselors & therapists....
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Restoration in Leadership: Pastor Travis and Jaime Waits testimony of redemption

The husband and wife team: Travis Waits and Jaime Waits, have a passion for equipping leadership couples to be authentic and effective, not only in their leadership role’s, but also in their couple relationships. Travis and Jaime share from their personal experience of...

Key ‘must have’ leadership skills needed in the church today

I thought about titling this post “why restoration was bad for business: a corporate church prospectus” but I thought I would offend some of my evangelical friends. Actually, I don’t have that many evangelical friends anymore…so that’s ok! I believe...
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