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Flashback Friday: Is Your Church a Landmark or a Lighthouse?

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   Not long ago I was having coffee with a pastor friend who mentioned that in his church, not one single member …

Published: 2 days agoNew

Thursday Three For All: Billy Graham’s Early Years, A Flight Attendant’s Day, and Papa’s Lost Phone

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.)   Farm Boy: How Billy Graham Became …

Published: 3 days ago

Preparation vs. Payoff

I re-read this story in my quiet time recently. It’s always been one of my favorites, but this time I saw something I’ve never noticed before: Now the wife of one of the sons of the prophets cried to Elisha, “Your servant my husband …

Published: 4 days ago

Do First Time Guests Still Excite You?

It was an honest question. A haunting question. One that made me pause, and one that made me think: Do we still get excited about this? I mean really get excited about it? Ironically, the question was posed on a Sunday morning. On the sidewalk …

Published: 5 days ago

People Are The Mission: Sneak Preview (ch. 4)

The countdown is on to the launch day of People Are The Mission, coming Tuesday, March 6. Each Monday until the release date I’m sharing brief excerpts from the book. I’d love to hear your feedback!     Excerpt from chapter four, Beyond Parking Shuttles …

Published: 1 week ago

Flashback Friday: On Carrots and Sticks and When to Use Which

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   We’ve all used the “carrot and stick” analogy at some point or another. Whether you’re a leader in ministry or the …

Published: 1 week ago

Thursday Three For All: Church Planting & Hospitality, Christmas Insights, and Gold Medals

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.)   Why Hospitality is Vital to Church …

Published: 1 week ago

The Church at LifePark (Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina)

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: 2 weeks ago

Inactivity Does Not Equal Inadequacy

We are not a waiting people. We don’t like to wait. We’re not hard-wired for it. Whether it’s DMV lines or Disney rides, test results or Taco Bell drive throughs, waiting is not something that comes easy. We don’t like to be inactive, because …

Published: 2 weeks ago

People Are the Mission: Sneak Preview (ch. 3)

The countdown is on to the launch day of People Are The Mission, coming Tuesday, March 6. Each Monday until the release date I’m sharing brief excerpts from the book. I’d love to hear your feedback!     Excerpt from chapter three, When Hospitality Meets …

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