Finding Reality in a Cloud of Unknown

The year 2020 is behind us. Suddenly, we feel a great sense of relief and newness just because the calendar year changed. But in reality, is anything really different? Have we suddenly emerged from the fog with a clear vision? For many of us, the truth is an astounding “no”.... read more

5 Ways the Church Changed in 2020

I am not the first person to say this and this probably won’t be the last time you ever hear this but 2020 changed the Church. 2020 forever impacted God’s people because we were faced with realities that most of us have never had to deal with. Almost overnight our... read more

Small Church—You Have All You Need

The sheer volume and power of 240 voices and 40 instruments thrilled my soul as I led them in worship to an auditorium of several thousand people. I couldn’t imagine anything more exhilarating. Now, fast forward several years and I am no longer a music pastor at a mega church,... read more

How To Deal With Criticism

Art is not as easy as data. Data is cold, lifeless, and not emotional. When criticism is aimed at data very quickly the truth is identified, evaluated, and then we move forward. But art is connected to its creator…the artist, you. 
When we create art a small little piece of... read more

How to Be Efficient

  One of the questions I get asked a lot is “How do you guys at Twelve:Thirty Media crank out so much fresh content?” or I personally get “Do you ever sleep?” For the record, I don’t sleep much, but we have tried a few tricks along the way as... read more

Leading Yourself in this Unexpected Season

One of the most important aspects of leadership is leading yourself. To be a healthy leader and effectively lead your team, you have to know how you’re doing. You have to process your emotions, fears and anxieties to make sure you’re leading well. A unique challenge facing many church tech... read more