Published: 23 hours agoNew

Have Any Hoops?

If there is a dictionary definition of the spiritual term backsliding, I can promise you that it is accompanied by a picture of me on the phone with my phone and/or cable company. Very few things cause me to lose my ever-lovin’ religion faster than …

Published: 2 days agoNew

Are You Pandering?

If you lead in any capacity, you run the risk of pandering to the lowest common denominator. Whether you’re a parent or a pastor, a manager or a middle school teacher, the temptation in leadership is to think about the perpetually dissatisfied person that …

Published: 3 days ago

Hospitality is Rarely Convenient

If your church is going to get serious about guest services, it’s not necessarily going to be easy. It’s not going to be something you can “just do.” No, hospitality requires an interruption of the status quo. It requires shifting mindsets. To put others …

Published: 6 days ago

Flashback Friday: Serving…Or Simply Surviving?

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   What kind of mindset are you building into the volunteer culture of your church? Is your church a place where volunteers are …

Published: 7 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 big bold print to read the entire article.)   Go Ahead Leaders, Take That Vacation …

Published: 1 week ago

Champions Centre (Tacoma / Bellevue, Washington)

Each month, we revisit a series of posts called Guest Services Road Trip. We’ll travel the country from the comforts of our couches, interviewing leaders who are in the trenches of ministry. Do you have an idea for GSRT destination? Have a leader I need to talk to? …

Published: 1 week ago

Top Ten Quotes: The Simplest Way to Change the World

I’ve been on a bit of a “neighboring hospitality” kick lately, and Jesus has used several books – including Next Door As It Is In Heaven – to drive a bit o’conviction into my get-inside-and-shut-the-door selfish nature. That’s why I was excited to see the …

Published: 1 week ago

Summit Apex Is Here!

Yesterday marked the culmination of years of faithful service, labored prayers, and hard work of the people of the Summit’s Cary Campus. As of 9 AM, Summit Cary became Summit Apex. I’m so proud of our campus team there and our facilities / environments …

Published: 2 weeks ago

Flashback Friday: The Cloak of Invisibility

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   As restaurant experiences go, this one was pretty awful. It was a Sunday afternoon. Five of the six Franks family members …

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 big bold print to read the entire article.)   Stop Doing Church Announcements and Start …

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