Author Archives: Regi Campbell

Gospel Patrons

A new friend sent me a couple of copies of a new book called Gospel Patrons by John Rinehart. Short read, powerful & simple message. Seems that where God picks someone for powerful Kingdom impact, He often connects them with someone whose resources enable their impact to be bigger. Jesus and the disciples had Mary...

5 Things No One Will Ever Tell You About Mentoring

Unless you’ve been on Jupiter or asleep with Rip Van Winkle, you know this blog and website is about mentoring. We’re always telling you things we know on the subject and sometimes we’ll even make some up. But there are a few things we haven’t told you. Not that we’ve been keeping secrets . ....

Identity Theft

It’s a travesty that over 12 million people in the U.S. had their identities stolen last year. Somebody pretends they’re somebody they’re not and over $24 billion gets confused in the process. But there’s a bigger identity theft happening. As of 2012, 189 million adult Americans identified themselves as Christians. That’s three out of every...

Self-Forgetting Adoration

I was bragging to my wife about how my ‘default setting’ is gratitude. When I pray during the day, I’m usually saying “Thank you God” for something. “Thank you for forgiving me . . . for adopting me into your family. Thank you for saving my marriage. For turning my business around. For helping the...

6 Characteristics of an Effective Team

Most of us have been on a sports team in our life. Your family is a team. You’re part of a team at work. If you’ve ever been part of a successful team, all six of these things were there: Common Purpose – Teams exist for a purpose. Effective teams are focused on the thing...

Level 3 Christian

Men born into western culture face three big decisions when it comes to Christianity: 1. What will you do with Jesus Christ? Everyone is free to accept His offer of salvation… or not. This is basic. Essential. Level 1. If you’re reading this, the assumption is you believe in Jesus. 2. Will Jesus be Savior...

Who is ‘They’?

“A person gets his identity in life based on how the most important person in his life sees him.”  — Charles Cooley, Looking Glass Self Loser? Sinner? Poser? Stranger? Orphan? Winner? Leader? Handsome? Ugly? Too fat? Too thin? Too ruddy? Too pretty? Too slow? Too abrasive? Too gregarious? Most of us get defined by people we can’t...

Standing Required

How’s this for a big idea…. We don’t need to advance against Satan. We just need to stand and not give up any ground. It’s up to us to not snatch defeat from the jaws of victory! The battle is already won. When I read this concept in Watchman Nee’s little book Sit, Walk, Stand it...

Developing a Family Constitution

The U.S. Constitution stands as one of the most brilliant pieces ever written. It dances gracefully on the edge between law and grace. Freedom and responsibility. It’s the ultimate arbiter of disputes in our local, regional and national political systems. It’s a beautiful thing. Several years ago, I stumbled across the idea of developing a...

The Cost of Community

I’ve been going on and on about the value of community. About being vulnerable with trusted friends. About developing intimate friendships and ‘doing life’ with other guys.  About how rich it can be when a guy intentionally invests in friendships with other committed Jesus-followers. But I’ve never thought much about the cost of that community...