Phil Cooke

Created on Thursday, 05 September 2013 / Pastoring
Tags: Phil Cooke, Kyle Searcy, Evangelism, race, leadership, 21st Century, multi-generational, innovative thinking, nightclub, Birmingham
... had been a front for illegal activity. In a few weeks, we purchased the 2,200 seat auditorium and 374 acres of land for just $1.7 million and transformed it into our current sanctuary. We now serve Communion ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 02 August 2013 / Vision
Tags: Phil Cooke, leaders, level, performance, mirror, boundaries, deadlines, guidelines, culture, expectations
Leaders, if you’re frustrated at the level of your team or vendor’s performance, look no further than the mirror. Only in very rare cases will a team perform better than the level of their leader. Why? ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 26 June 2013 / Ministry Leadership
Tags: Phil Cooke, leaders, expectations, best, people, humiliation, criticism, ordering, communication
Great leaders expect the best in people, and bad leaders expect the worst. Rinse and repeat. Over the years, I’ve worked with a number of leaders who think leadership means constant criticism, ordering ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 06 May 2013 / Main
Tags: Phil Cooke, Media, Church, Voice, Conflicting Stories, Power
My team at Cooke Pictures gets hired when a church, ministry or nonprofit organization is losing its voice. Perhaps you’ve experienced a similar situation: Despite doing great work in the community—like ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 03 May 2013 / Main
Tags: Joel Osteen, Phil Cooke, Gospel, communicator, TV producing, Good News, John Osteen
In the late 1980s, I was asked to direct a series of prime-time TV specials from Lakewood Church featuring pastor John Osteen. The producer who invited me was his son Joel, who at the time was producing ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 / Main
Tags: Phil Cooke, rules, communication, gospel, distracted, cluttered, culture
The most successful military generals and athletes ruthlessly study the strategy and tactics of their adversaries. In a similar way, effective pastors and ministry leaders have always studied the enemy. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 10 January 2013 / Columns
Tags: Phil Cooke, Re-invent, legend
Remember some of the great bands of the 60’s and 70’s?  Three Dog Night, Led Zepplin, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Rare Earth, and even the Monkees? What songs do you remember? Probably, songs they recorded ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 08 November 2012 / Kingdom Culture
Tags: Respond, Election, Results, Phil Cooke, Create, Spark, Inspire, Politics, Obama, Romney
I’m writing this at 9 p.m. on election night, so I don’t know who’s going to win, but by the time you read this, you’ll probably know. I’m watching people meltdown on Twitter and Facebook, and it’s making ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 10 October 2012 / Columns
Tags: Phil Cooke, Complaining, Change, World, Christians
When it comes to engaging in public policy and challenging today’s culture, some of the least successful strategies are ones built around criticism. The growing number of churches and ministries that are ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 02 February 2010 / Main
Tags: doritos,erwin mcmanus,film-industry,hollywood,humor,moviemakers,phil cooke,super bowl
Come Super Bowl Sunday, members of Los Angeles' Mosaic Church might find a new way to get in the game. The megachurch, which is full of budding moviemakers and young film-industry workers, is ... [ +++ ]
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