Artie Davis

Created on Tuesday, 18 March 2014 / Vision
Tags: Artie Davis, chasing cars, leaders, dreams, goals, vision, pastor, dogs, growl, gifts, pace, walks
We’ve all seen dogs that chase cars. It’s funny that they like to try and catch up with a car going 40 mph and bark and growl like they really have a chance of catching it. As pastors and leaders, we’re ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 04 February 2014 / Vision
Tags: Artie Davis, leadership, drive, crazy, emotional battle, context, electrified atmosphere, vision, passion, direction, destination
Recently, I made a statement in hearing shot of one of our staff pastors. I said, “I’m driving the staff crazy!” He said, “At least you’re driving, bro. We don’t like it when you’re not driving.” More ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 30 December 2013 / Administration
Tags: Artie Davis, time, leadership, Kingdom, mission-minded leaders, urgency, passion, beginning, assumptions
“It’s time to make time count.” That’s the place we’re in as a church. I’m not getting any younger, and it seems we are losing Kingdom ground on a national and international level. The only answer to reversing ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 26 December 2013 / Vision
Tags: Artie Davis, addition, subtraction, ministry, member, meeting, unproductive
I heard a phrase on a business radio program that I wasn’t familiar with … “Addition by subtraction.” It was explained that quite often, an organization or department can add to its effectiveness by actually ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 16 December 2013 / Administration
Tags: Artie Davis, slow-moving church, clear vision, growth, decline, music, giving, community, understanding, tools, outreach, impact, written plan, calendar
Almost every church will see seasons of growth and decline. But how do you get a church that seems to be coming to a stop to regain some forward momentum? Here are a few points I have found helpful: 1. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 06 December 2013 / Vision
Tags: Artie Davis, productivity, increase, task management system, meetings, time, social media, email, plan, tomorrow, empowerment, delegation
I was reading about productivity recently in the CEO.com newsletter. I loved the infographic they used and was intrigued by the biggest changes leaders need to make to become more productive. The ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 / Vision
Tags: Artie Davis, intentional neglect, church, application, Sunday morning experience, kids, small groups, ministry, what's important now, resources, energy, attention, goals
We have to know our focus. I heard a term the other day that has had my gears turning: intentional neglect. It wasn’t used in a church context, but I think it certainly has application right now, especially ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 10 October 2013 / Education
Tags: Patch Adams, Artie Davis, movie, impact, physicians, work, hard, graduate, pain, leader
On a lazy Friday afternoon (my day off), I watched the semi-old movie Patch Adams. I loved many things about the movie (have seen it several times before), but on this viewing, the most impactful part ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 07 October 2013 / Vision
Tags: Artie Davis, church, lessons, puzzle, big picture, box, pieces, fit, Noah, boat, kingdom
My wife loves to put together jigsaw puzzles. I’m not patient enough to always help, but I do try as much as I can stand it. A couple of Sundays we were on the back porch and I was watching Georgie put ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 26 September 2013 / Education
Tags: Artie Davis, Osama Bin Laden, United States, church, lesson, disaster plan, moral failure, communication, planned response
I was recently watching a History Channel special on the days of 9/11. They highlighted many of the issues and misconceptions they feel contributed to the disaster. I think the church could learn some ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 19 September 2013 / Vision
Tags: Artie Davis, multiplying leaders, education, engagement, information, communication, vision, direction, empowerment, kingdom
I love simple, effective strategies. And the strategy Jesus used to multiply leaders before email, texts, iPads and even printed books was incredibly effective! He did it old school. 1. Educate (face to ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 13 September 2013 / Vision
Tags: Artie Davis, church, believe, miracles, faith, challenges, Kingdom domination, Acts, declaration, city, measurable impact
"Those who were scattered went everywhere preaching the word. ... Philip went down to the city of Samaria and preached Christ. ... And the multitudes with one accord heeded the things spoken by Philip, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 29 August 2013 / Vision
Tags: Artie Davis, vision, language, West Africa, communication, words, emotions, simple, terminology, memorable, repeatable, Tweet
The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them” (Gen 11:6). When I travel to West Africa, my second home, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 23 August 2013 / Vision
Tags: Artie Davis, winner, whiner, wayward, fruit, small town, worship leader, cause, poison, seeds, commitment, vision, off course, wicked types
“They have eyes, and yet they don’t see.” Many leaders don’t see the fruit that is about to manifest in those around them. All they can see is the tree. A tree can look strong, weak, ugly or handsome, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 14 August 2013 / Pastoring
Tags: Artie Davis, pastor, leader, retreat, Ephesians, protection, permission, repentance, mistakes, no surrender, mission, vision
Pastors, nowhere in Ephesians 6 are we given any protection for our backsides! I think there’s a good reason for that—we aren’t given permission to retreat. So the answer to "When should a godly leader ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 07 August 2013 / Vision
Tags: Artie Davis, naysayers, acknowledge, reaction, voice, complainers, vision, change, impact
“The poor will be with you always,” Jesus said, but I’m sure He could have added, "The stupid vision killers will pursue you always.” Acknowledge But Don’t React As much as we would love to send to some ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 / Ethics
Tags: Artie Davis, sucky, pastor, confession, burned out, wife, church growth, passions, visions, kids' ministry, relevant, cutting edge, pain
I have been doing some form of pastoring for almost 30 years, and I have certainly been a sucky pastor on many occasions. So, I hope you can learn from my failures and use them too. Here are seven ways ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 22 July 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Artie Davis, points, sermon, head, thinking, heart, Bible, Hand, truth, action, Scripture
I enjoy speaking and preaching in our church. Honestly, though, for years it was difficult to get ahead in thought and stay focused with a simple plan for each sermon. Yeah, I know, I took homiletics too. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 12 July 2013 / Vision
Tags: Artie Davis, assimilation, process, sustained growth, church, connected, grow up, encouragement, engagement
A simple assimilation process is absolutely vital for any church to see sustained growth. Here’s the one I’ve seen work so well, and you can customize it for your church quite easily. It covers the three ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 20 June 2013 / Pastoring
Tags: Artie Davis, change, church, culture, community, context, God Vision, aircraft carrier
Any church that doesn’t change in response to the change in culture, community or context will eventually cease to exist. Any church that wants to stay around and keep its doors open will make constant ... [ +++ ]
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