Another Man’s Wife


Let me remind you of the story of Abraham’s servant that was sent on a mission to find a wife. This trusted servant was sent to Abraham’s hometown to find a bride for Isaac, his master’s son. This woman he was looking for was not to be his wife, nor Abraham’s wife, but the wife of Isaac, Abraham’s son.

A Letter to My Kids


Dear Amy, Aaron, & Abby, Some time ago, I was thinking about who I call my closest friends. There are many, but off the top I came up with aboutseven people. Then I asked myself what made them such special friends. The common strand among them was that they were all encouragers. They all supported and motivated me. They spoke God’s truth into my life. They kept praying for me until I received Read More

Samson: An Unlikely Voice on Building Relationships


A Bad Example Samson is an unlikely voice teaching us about building relationships. Samson never got it right with women. He never really got it right throughout his whole life! HE was forever getting into trouble in his relationships by doing an action, which resulted in revenge, which produced retaliation. Can we learn from Samson about building relationships? What does he have to teach us? If Read More

All That Matters


Psalm 133:1 says, “How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!”   During the span of my 34 years in ministry, I have had the honor of sitting with many in their final hours. As the curtains draw their brief lives to a close, nothing except the vital remains. And each time, without fail, everything else pales in comparison to their desire for healthy relationships. In Read More

Five Ingredients to Build Love for a Lifetime


Marriage Needs Maintenance As some of you might know, marriage is something that requires maintenance. Marriage is a live entity — it’s something dynamic. Anything that is living requires maintenance and marriage requires maintenance. When we are courting, we think that marriage is trouble-free. It seems like everything is going to be smooth. It seems that way because you are dating; each person Read More

Mary – Learning to Listen


We live in a fast-forward world where busy-ness is equated with importance and success. We think that because someone is busy, that person must be important. But the Lord says that the way the world sees things is not how he sees them. And the result of our busy-ness is just that—busy-ness.
Have you become too busy to listen anymore?

Time or Task? How Many Hours Should Staff Members Work? (Part 2)


In my last post, I pointed out that asking how many hours a staff member should work is asking the wrong question.

– and worse, it’s a question with two different right answers. I then proceeded to look at the question of how many hours from a leader’s perspective. In this post we’ll look at it from a staff member’s perspective. From a leader’s perspective, the question of how many hours a staff member spends on the job or in the office is irrelevant (assuming of course their job is not to answer phones or be constantly available in a support role).

Time or Task? How Many Hours Should Staff Members Work? (Part 1)


The following is a guest post from Pastor Wayne’s good friend, Larry Osborne.

I’m often asked by other pastors and leaders about the best way to go about making major organizational and ministry changes.

My answer often surprises them. I usually tell them to, “Slow down.” It’s not what they expect from someone with a reputation as an innovator. Now let me be clear. I don’t tell them to stop. No way. But I often tell them to slow down. And here’s why.

Something New is Happening at Mentoring Leaders


We’re excited to announce new developments for the Mentoring Leaders network.

Since 2011, we’ve brought you insight from Pastor Wayne Codeiro’s storehouse of gems for established and developing leaders alike. Beginning this month,we will be increasing and expanding these resources to better serve you.
Here’s what we’d like to bring you Monday – Thursday each week: