He must increase, I must decrease
John the Baptist enjoyed a significant ministry, but he knew the primary purpose of his ministry was to prepare the way for the coming of the Messiah.  While John was baptizing, Jesus approached him and requested baptism.  Though John protested initially, he eventually relented and baptized Jesus.

Commenting on the event later John said, “He, that is Jesus, must increase, I must decrease.”

There comes a time in every leader’s life when it is time to step aside and make way for his successor.  Moses stepped aside and made way for Joshua.  The prophet Elijah stepped aside and made way for Elisha.  Every four years we hold an election in which we choose a new president and the former president must step aside and make way for his successor.  That time has now come for me.
Read more »
Choosing to work together
The African-American Pastor's Fellowship recognized me at their annual banquet and invited me to share a few thoughts with them.  I thought I'd share with you the text of my address to them because it highlights what I believe is the most critical issue facing UBA  and every association of churches today.
Read more »

MORE STAFF BLOGS

Los Asuntos Nuestros, por Campo Londoño, el consultante de los hispanos

The Peoples Next Door by Keelan Cook, UBA Senior Church Consultant

Learn to Lead by Josh Ellis, UBA Associate Director

The Light & the Dark by Dian Kidd, UBA Associate Director

 

You might also enjoy:

Mike Bonem, consultant, coach and author. 

 

Together we can do more. Contribute here to the mission & ministry of UBA.