Published: 5 years ago

Hospitality is Just a Catalyst

If you’ve been reading this blog for oh, say 42 seconds, you know that I’m a big fan of guest services within the church. I want to make sure our guests – especially those walking onto one of our campuses for the first time …

Published: 5 years ago

Not Their Niche

What happens when a team member (be it paid staff, volunteer, etc.) discovers they’re not passionate about something that’s part of their job? Worse, what happens when you discover it before they do? Maybe their job requires up-front people skills, but they’re more comfortable behind …

Published: 5 years ago

Church of Costco

Costco is the new KFC. There was a day when you could find all the Baptists scarfing down drumsticks and mashed potatoes & gravy every Sunday afternoon at the Colonel’s place. If the Methodists ever wanted to launch a pre-emptive strike on the Baptists …

Published: 6 years ago

Flashback Friday: The View From The Passenger’s Seat

Today is the day. Our lives have changed forever. We are officially old. Our firstborn is sixteen. While it will be a few more days until Jacob gets the coveted piece of plastic that will declare vehicular freedom (and outrageous insurance premiums), I thought …

Published: 6 years ago

Thursday Three For All

It’s that time, boys and girls: time to jump in the wayback machine and dig up a few things from this week’s news… Canadian Man Excavates His Basement Using R/C Trucks Over Seven Years. File this under “somebody’s got too much time on their hands.” …

Published: 6 years ago

Boom! Roasted.

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know that we spent all last week on the blog talking about the Summit’s Ten Year Anniversary. I know that some of you feel like this Ten Year celebration has actually lasted for ten years. But if you’ll indulge me, …

Published: 6 years ago

Walkin’ After Midnight

In case I haven’t mentioned it in the last 15 minutes or so, I have a daughter. A daughter whom I love very much. A daughter whom I love very much, despite what you might think from what you’re about to read. A daughter …

Published: 6 years ago

Let ‘Em Own It

If you lead a team of one or 1,000, if you lead a team of all-paid or all-volunteer staff, if you lead a team of pastors or pastry chefs, you need to let ’em own it. Your team will make mistakes. They will have an error. They will fall flat …

Published: 6 years ago

Flashback Friday: How Did You Get Here?

This week we’ve been talking about the Summit’s 10th and 50th year anniversary here on the blog. During times with our staff team this week, there have been lots of “how did you get here?” questions. We have people who came to our staff …

Published: 6 years ago

Thursday Three For All

Every Thursday we dial back the original content a bit (because let’s face it…Monday through Wednesday ain’t exactly an art walk through the Louvre) and share a little of what I’ve been reading on the side. This isn’t your Piperesque defenses of Trinitarian supremacy …

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