Published: 5 years ago

Bonus Saturday: Melting Bunnies

It’s a rare Saturday post, but I’ve been hanging on to this video for weeks. WEEKS, I tell you. It was supposed to go in this week’s Thursday Three For All, but alas. I forgot. Without further ado, I give you… [via twentytwowords]

Published: 5 years ago

What Happens on Monday?

If you’re a regular reader, you know that Fridays are usually reserved for archived posts. But that was before @MichaelMears tweeted this question yesterday: Are you gonna blog any on connecting new peeps at Easter & follow up? Just an idea 🙂 Y’all know I’m …

Published: 5 years ago

Thursday Three For All

Three links that I like. Startin’ now: Who Are You Bringin’? My Arkansas buddy Matt outlines four people you’ll interact with between now and Easter. What’ll you do with them? There is no greater time to invite someone to come to church with you than …

Published: 5 years ago

Guesswork, part two: Building an Organic Culture

We’re on week two of a new series called Taking the Guesswork Out Of Guest Services. If you’re a pastor or ministry leader of a church with no guest services team, a lagging guest services team, or a firing-on-all-cylinders team, or anywhere in between, we’re …

Published: 5 years ago

Why We Say “Attend One, Serve One”

On our First Impressions Team at the Summit, we try to get by with just a very few rules: never be rude to a guest. Serve where you’re wired. Never feed ’em after midnight. But there’s one rule of thumb that we encourage at …

Published: 5 years ago

You Matter

It hit me again yesterday morning. The temperature was in the 40s. The cold, cold rain was steadily coming down out of a dreary gray sky. It was a great day to be a duck. Or at least someone with enough sense to stay …

Published: 5 years ago

Flashback Friday: Sublime Audacity

Every Friday I pull up an old post out of the wayback machine. As they say on prime time TV: if you ain’t seen it, it’s new to you! …my God wants me to call him “Daddy.” I can’t get over that insight.  I’ve …

Published: 5 years ago

Thursday Three For All

Three links. Three things I’ve been reading this week. Starts in three…two… Granger Community Church establishment reaches out to community. I’ve long been a fan of my friends at Granger. They’ve designed their new facility with their community in mind. The Eatery, Reads and Things …

Published: 5 years ago

Guesswork, part one: Killing Culture

Today we begin a new weekly series called Taking the Guesswork Out Of Guest Services. If you’re a pastor or ministry leader of a church with no guest services team, a lagging guest services team, or a firing-on-all-cylinders team, or anywhere in between, we’re going …

Published: 5 years ago

Parenting 101

When you have four kids, people wrongly assume that you’re a parenting expert. They come by the droves asking advice, lining up at the front door like pilgrims in search of a guru on a misty mountain. Or at least they used to. That …

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