Published: 6 years ago

If It’s Not Ministry, Don’t Do It.

Far too much of what keeps us busy in the church has nothing to do with ministry. Committee meetings. Building projects. Even “sacred and spiritual” things like Vacation Bible School and Fall Festivals (“Hey kids, don’t eat candy and dress up like a witch …

Published: 6 years ago

Your Reputation is at Steak

I’m a sucker for a good customer relations story. As a guy who helps design the experience for our first time guests, I love tales of organizations who go above and beyond to “WOW” their people. I love it when managers realize that the …

Published: 6 years ago

It’s Official!

If you’re newish to the ol’ blog…say in the last six weeks or so…don’t jump right into this post. Doing so will confuse you with too much cuteness and not enough context. Instead, start with this post, and feel free to work your way …

Published: 6 years ago

It’s Not What You Know…

Last night my fourteen year old came to me, excited out of his skull about a study trick he’d just developed. In preparation for an upcoming biology test his teacher told the class that they could bring a 4×6 index card to the test …

Published: 6 years ago

Your Preferences May Be The Problem

Recently I had lunch with a new friend who is the owner / operator of a local Chick-Fil-A. I won’t share his real name for fear that the following story may violate some sort of chicken cartel protocol, thereby causing Truett Cathy to parachute …

Published: 6 years ago

Taking Ownership, Jim’s Dogs Style

My good friend and rock star First Impressions Team member Clayton Greene sent me the following story. With his permission, I’m reprinting it in it’s entirety. Don’t let the “home trimming device” line fool you – Clayton is a guy with a sharp eye …

Published: 6 years ago

Into

Many of you asked about this weekend’s Tim Keller quote in the sermon. And by “Many of you” I mean “No one in particular, but by golly it was a blog worthy quote so I’m putting it up anyway.” Our campus pastors and venue …

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