Published: 2 days agoNew

Flashback Friday: Six Things You Need To Know About Your Wedding

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you! Gather ’round, children. Uncle Danny is going to divert from the normal posts about guest services be pastoral for a moment. Maybe even …

Published: 3 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.)   Four Top Challenges Facing Campus Pastors (via @brentdolfo, …

Published: 4 days ago

The High Cost of Doing Nothing

Making a change in the way you do ministry can be frightening. Overwhelming. Even paralyzing. There are new budget lines to be reckoned with, new volunteers to recruit, new manuals to be written, and new schedules to adapt. I see this often in the …

Published: 5 days ago

Let’s Talk

Today I’m introducing “Ask a Question,” a new feature over there on the sidebar. <– Oh. That’s right. You subscribe to the blog via email or RSS feed and you never see the sidebar. (You should take a moment and visit the home page. It’ll …

Published: 6 days ago

The What, Why, & When of Weekenders

There is power in observation. If you’re a part of this blog community, chances are good that you appreciate the benefits of reading. On this site, you’ll read about guest services, read about processes, read about how to move people from connected to committed. …

Published: 1 week ago

Flashback Friday: Guarding Against the Grumbling

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 been hanging out a lot in Exodus lately, which is undoubtedly one of my favorite books of the Bible. Behind 1 …

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 bold print to read the entire article.)   The Nations Are Walking Into My Classroom. (via …

Published: 2 weeks ago

Why You Should Bring Your Team to the Guest Services Workshop

On June 17th we’ll be hosting our second One Day Workshop focusing on the topic of guest services. We take eight hours and dive deep on creating culture, casting vision, and practically building the first impressions ethos at your church. At our first Workshop in April, …

Published: 2 weeks ago

The Cloak of Invisibility

As restaurant experiences go, this one was pretty awful. It was a Sunday afternoon. Five of the six Franks family members were in attendance at a less-than-half-full joint that we’ve been to several times. The food and the service is – most of the …

Published: 2 weeks ago

Flashback Friday: Ctrl Alt Delta

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you! Last week I found myself on a Delta flight. Not “found myself” in an Eastern mysticism type thing, but…well, you get the …

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