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Flashback Friday: Are You Ready When They’re Ready?

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   I’ve stumbled into several conversations over the past few weeks that have forced me to focus on one primary question: Do …

Published: 2 days agoNew

Thursday Three For All

It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the big bold print to read the entire article.)   Remember, Christian, the Fight is Good …

Published: 3 days ago

Mapping Your Ideal Week

If you’re anything like me, buckling down and getting things done is a challenge. Even though I like structure, I’m often distracted by things that are bright and shioh look a butterfly! Add to that that very few of us can say we have full control …

Published: 4 days ago

Can Your Volunteers Love Each Other Too Much?

Team unity is a beautiful thing. If you’ve been in a ministry setting for more than 90 seconds, you know that unity isn’t a commodity that’s easy to come by. Left to their own devices, volunteers often face in-fighting, jealousy, and superiority complexes. So if your …

Published: 5 days ago

2017 Weekenders: New Spots Open!

Our 2017 Weekenders are off to a strong start. February was at capacity, the June event is full, August is nearly full, and November is beginning to populate. (You people plan way in advance, I’ll give you that.) But today I’m happy to announce that …

Published: 1 week ago

Flashback Friday: Why Outside Greeters Are More Important Than Inside Greeters

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   Let’s start a turf war, shall we? Because a post title like that is just the thing to get some gang …

Published: 1 week ago

Thursday Three For All

It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the big bold print to read the entire article.)   The Importance of a Welcoming Church …

Published: 1 week ago

Q&A: Should Volunteers Serve In Multiple Areas?

Q: One of the issues we have is people who serve in multiple ministries in a major way. For example, we have people who are in a regular teaching role with our BC Kids, and they also lead one of our BC Groups. I don’t think that our …

Published: 2 weeks ago

Top Ten Quotes: Next Door As It Is In Heaven

There has been no lack of “love your neighbor” books in recent years. I’ve read a few of them, because – to be transparent – I’m not very good at loving (or in some cases, knowing) my neighbors. What I love about the new genre …

Published: 2 weeks ago

How to Bang the Drum Without Being a Jerk

Changing a culture ain’t for the faint-hearted. If you are new to your guest services role – or if you’re trying to introduce a hospitable culture in your church – it is going to take a steady hand and a strong back. Moving a group …

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