Published: 8 years ago

Little Big Church

This church is big.  (How big is it?) It’s so big that when we buy coffee at B.J.’s people question whether we have our own coffee company (think about that one for a second…doesn’t make sense, does it?). It’s so big that at our …

Published: 8 years ago

FI Fridays: Wow Moments

Beginning today and continuing through every Friday this fall, I’m doing a series titled “First Impressions Fridays.”  These posts are specifically designed for the First Impressions Teams at all of our campuses, but hey, read it anyway.  You might learn something useful. The concept …

Published: 8 years ago

The Power of Follow Up

Yesterday I had two great conversations with a couple of people about their journey to involvement at the Summit.  It’s conversations like that on a week like this that give clarity and energy to what we’re doing.  You’ve heard by now that we had …

Published: 8 years ago

Coming Friday…

It’s been a quiet day on the blog, because I have a head cold. Not that you care, but seriously, I got stuff packed in there like six gallons of spaghetti in a four gallon pot. And now I’m rambling, because I have medicine …

Published: 8 years ago

Rock Star Parking

One of the best parts of my job is reading the feedback that we get from First Time Guests.  Our First Impressions Team is chock full of awesome volunteers who consistently deliver incredible service, and it shows in the comments I read and hear …

Published: 8 years ago

Take a Breath

It was a huge day at Brier Creek AM on Sunday.  103 first time guests (and their families) showed up.  (If you follow the tweets, I know I said it was 99…4 more surfaced this morning.)  A few dozen folks began serving, some for …

Published: 8 years ago

My First Ever Top Ten List

(at least on this blog) Top Ten Reasons You Should Join The First Impressions Team From the home office in Rougemont, NC   10. There’s nothing like the smell of freshly-printed worship guides, and you’ll have stacks of ‘em. 9. Work at the First …

Published: 8 years ago

I’m Not The Best Parent, But…

…at least I’ve never sat by while one of my children sang a song that included the words, “I shot a man just to watch him die.” Still, she’s so cute when she says it.  Check it out: Thanks to Amy Kendall for the …

Published: 8 years ago

In Case Of Rapture, This Doghouse Will Be Unmanned

Tim Stevens linked to a great website over on his blog today, promoting a company run by atheists who promise to take care of your pet once Jesus comes back. No kidding. Go read Tim’s post first, then come back here.  I’ll be waiting. …

Published: 8 years ago

A Time To Retreat

We’re smack in the middle of Staff Retreat ’09, and unlike some of my pastor friends at other churches, we do call it “Staff Retreat” and not “Staff Advance.”  We’re getting the heck away from you people.  🙂 Our staff has come a long …

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