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Don’t Parenthood Your Weekend

As I type, my wife Merriem is watching a Parenthood marathon on TV. Yes, that Parenthood: the series that went off the air in 2015, the one she’s already watched in its entirety and then some, and the one that gave her – as the hip ladies like …

Published: 22 hours agoNew

Feel the Effect

When working with a team, it can be difficult to get your vision across. What is crystal-clear in your skull doesn’t always translate once it leaves your lips. And while being a clear visionary is an important topic for another day, this post is …

Published: 4 days ago

Flashback Friday: What Helps Them?

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you! One of our rules of thumb for our First Impressions team is Be proactive, not reactive. In short, that means that we …

Published: 5 days 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 bold print to read the entire article.) You Can’t Replicate Complexity (via @tonymorganlive) I am …

Published: 6 days ago

Why You Need a VHQ

One of our values for our First Impressions team is “Attend One, Serve One.” We want our volunteers to be able to fully engage in worship in one service, then fully engage by serving in another service. It creates a better environment all the …

Published: 1 week ago

How Do Outsiders View Your Inside?

It’s pretty easy for us to think about what we think about when we think about the weekend experience at our churches (feel free to re-read that sentence. I won’t be offended.). After all, they’re our experiences. We gather together on a regular basis. We catch up …

Published: 2 weeks ago

Flashback Friday: How to Spot a First Time Guest

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you! How do you distinguish a seasoned member of your church from one who’s walking in the door for the very first time? …

Published: 2 weeks 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 bold print to read the entire article.) Why I Am Voting for Steve Gaines as …

Published: 3 weeks ago

Flashback Friday: Interrogate Your Guests

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you! This post title is what you would call “hyperbole.” When guests show up on the weekend, there’s no need to tie them …

Published: 3 weeks 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 bold print to read the entire article.)   How Multisite Can Wreck Your Church (via …

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