Published: 6 years ago

Thursday Three For All

It’s the day before the day that strikes giddiness in the heart of radio DJs everywhere. Here’s a smattering of what I’ve been reading this week: Great Impressions…Can Turn Not So Good…Now. A great reminder from Mark Waltz. Maybe you’ve watched this happen with …

Published: 6 years ago

Leftover Time

I grabbed lunch yesterday with a friend who has long been one of my unofficial productivity coaches. Our meeting was spurred by this post, where I discussed how we best process the mountains of incoming data hitting our radar every day. We talked about …

Published: 6 years ago

Case Study: To Tow Or Not To Tow?

A few weeks back I wrote about our new parking policy which stated that if a regular attending yahoo decides to park in First Time Guest parking, we’d tow them several zip codes away and also cover their car with outdated Summit bumper magnets and …

Published: 6 years ago

The Why Is More Important Than The What

Recently our church hosted The Gospel Summit, a two-day intensive conference for pastors and church leaders from around the country. During one of my breakout sessions, I talked about some of the previously-unwritten “plumblines” that guide the first impressions ministry at the Summit. Each Monday …

Published: 6 years ago

Flashback Friday: Extreme Home Breakdown

We’re in the process of getting out of the rental and closing on our new house, which means memory lane is filled with past attempts of selling our old house. Here’s one of the more fun “discussions” we had over the last five years: …

Published: 6 years ago

Thursday Three For All

Not everybody’s workin’ for the weekend. Me? I’m workin’ for Thursday. That’s when I let other folks do the blogging for me. Here’s some of what I’ve been watching and who I’ve been learning from this week: Jerusalem Filmed in IMAX 3D. I’d never heard …

Published: 6 years ago

Jesus In My Place (UNC Edition)

Back on Easter weekend, we celebrated new life in Christ by baptizing 181 people. On-the-spot baptisms pose a lot of logistical challenges, not to mention the fear that we might baptize someone who isn’t quite ready (for an explanation of how we try to …

Published: 6 years ago

Book Review: How to Wow

You only have to be a semi-regular reader of this blog to know that I’m a big proponent of just about anything Mark Waltz writes on the subject of guest services. Mark was a Connections Pastor before Connections Pastors were cool (Hey, we’re cool. …

Published: 6 years ago

The Gospel Is Offensive. Nothing Else Should Be.

Recently our church hosted The Gospel Summit, a two-day intensive conference for pastors and church leaders from around the country. During one of my breakout sessions, I talked about some of the previously-unwritten “plumblines” that guide the first impressions ministry at the Summit. Each …

Published: 6 years ago

Flashback Friday: Creating Space

Jumping in the Wayback Machine in 3…2… [O]ver the last two days I have read well over 500 pages of books, sat through nine hours of meetings and conversations, typed up 11 single-spaced pages of notes, listened to at least five podcasts and sermons …

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