Eric Geiger - a Husband, Father, Author, Vice-President of LifeWay Church Resources


Leading from the Pulpit

I remember the criticism well. The pastor of the church I was serving had just finished sharing his heart during the sermon about a direction he and a community of leaders sensed the Lord was leading the church. He wasn’t leading alone. Prayer and … [Continue reading]


The Taste of Starting Over: A guest post by Ben Mandrell

Ben Mandrell is currently preparing to pastor the church plant, Storyline Fellowship, which will be based in Denver. Previously, Ben served as senior pastor of Englewood Baptist Church in West Tennessee. He is the author of the Bible study, Do Over: … [Continue reading]


Not Fair to Lead Everyone the Same

I remember hearing sports commentators debate the rightness and fairness of Phil Jackson’s admission that he led each of his players differently—that he treated Michael Jordan differently from another player on the team. Some cried foul, insisting … [Continue reading]

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Marcus Aurelius and Our Lives

In approximately A.D. 62, the apostle Paul wrote in his letter to the Colossians: All things have been created through Him and for Him… and by Him all things hold together. Sometime between the years 161 and 180, Marcus Aurelius wrote his famous … [Continue reading]

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Micromanagement or Leadership?

What some people call micromanagement is really leadership providing necessary accountability. And what some leaders call leadership is really micromanagement. For example—when meeting with staff teams, I have often heard conflicting statements … [Continue reading]

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Groups Matter: An Interview with Ed Stetzer on Transformational Groups

The following is an interview with Dr. Ed Stetzer, Executive Director of LifeWay Research. Ed and I recently co-authored a book, Transformational Groups. Ed, you and I worked on this book together, so I know a little bit of your thoughts on … [Continue reading]

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Theology of Staffing

Pastor David is perpetually frustrated, and he is self-aware enough to know it. As his church is growing, it seems he is always overwhelmed with details, dropped balls, and urgent discussions and decisions. In response, he is about to hire another … [Continue reading]

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The Drawings of Daughters and the Image of the Invisible God

One fun part of having two little girls is watching them draw pictures of our family. Here is an actual image of our family… It is not an exact representation because it is not three-dimensional, and it won’t respond to you if you talk to the … [Continue reading]

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Links for Leaders 6/27/14

Carey Nieuwhof lists his top 10 time wasters and top 10 time hacks for leaders. Can you guess what a few of the biggest time wasters are? Many people want to lead, but few actually do. Many people think they’re leading, but few actually are. … [Continue reading]

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