There’s a reason Phoenix University has grown so rapidly since its inception. It offers college courses with a focus on an adult learning style. Unfortunately, the church has been slow in picking up on this. Here are seven principles I picked up from J. Russell Crabtree’s bookRead More
Doing Life on Purpose: Finding Your Sweet Spot
If you have ever played a sport that required the use of a bat, club, or racket, there’s a better than average chance you know what is meant by “sweet spot.” When the ball makes contact with the bat on its “sweet spot,” it almost always produces great results—often better than anticipated. Experience has taught […]Read More Coaching, Ministry
5 Critical Steps: When is it Time to Step Down?
This past fall I stepped away from the church I had pastored for over 35 years. The lessons I’ve learned are too numerous to count, yet there is one question all leaders will have to face at some point: When is it time to step down? It isn’t an easy question to ask, let alone […]Read More
What Kind of Creative Are You?
In my earlier years, if I would have been asked about my creative skills, I would have responded with something like, “They are pretty much non-existent!” That was my standard reply; an answer, as I look back, that was based on a false premise. I was under the impression that creative meant coming up with […]Read More
My Biography – Phil Newell
My name is Phil Newell and I would like to help you finish well. My own personal experience, as well as the experience of many others, leads me to believe that by engaging in purposeful and intentional conversations, leaders have a much greater potential of finishing well. Below is a brief biography to give you […]Read More