The Secret Power of Kindness

The Secret Power of Kindness

The secret power of kindness is the self-awareness to know that you have the power to make or break someone else’s day, and eventually change the world. Kindness has no hidden agenda or strings attached. Its only purpose is to express love to another soul made in the...

The Gospel in Action – A Reflection on My 2022

  It’s the end of 2022, and I was reflecting on my very full and exciting year. Where do I begin?   Let’s start with my family. My wife is a hospice nurse who helps many people die with peace and dignity. She has a career of purpose, and I regularly try to...

50 Lessons for Young Leaders

My name is Greg Atkinson and today is my 47th birthday. As I get closer to the big 5-0, I started thinking about lessons I’ve learned over my nearly 5 decades on planet Earth. I was thinking of leaders like you when I wrote this. I pray God will amplify the...
17 Simple Ways to Make Your Church More Welcoming in 2022

17 Simple Ways to Make Your Church More Welcoming in 2022

Is everyone welcome at your church? I know you’re thinking, That’s crazy. Of course, everyone is welcome. Don’t be defensive my friend. I mean, really, really welcome. Like not just in theory, but in a practice. If we want to be welcoming we have to...

7 Simple Things You Can Do to Start the New Year Off Right

2022 is coming upon us. Most people make new year resolutions like joining a gym, going on a diet, etc. I’d like to share 7 simple things you can do to get your new year started off right. Go on some sort of fast – Priorities and focus are more important...
3 Ways to Still Have a Team After Christmas

3 Ways to Still Have a Team After Christmas

So here we are – less than three months away from the biggest church season of the year. I just left a planning meeting with the worship pastor at my home church. We were talking about ways to turn first-time guests into second-time guests. We brainstormed about...