Published: 4 years ago

Flashback Friday: Evangelism Is Too Big Of A Deal

Sometimes I go back and read old posts, and realize how badly I still stink – years later – at putting what I wrote into practice. This is one of ’em. When evangelism creeps into the realm of the “big deal,” it becomes something we’re scared …

Published: 4 years ago

Thursday Three For All

Process Practice: Do You Get It? (via @robertvadams) Everybody seems to have good ideas while in the shower. Bob shows us how to generate those kinds of “aha” moments by hardwiring them into our teams. Inspiration generates ideas, and the process helps to shape efforts …

Published: 4 years ago

Church at the Ballpark: Why You Should Serve

This thing is really happening. After months of planning, weeks of fine-tuning details, and hours upon hours of thinking through every last contingency, we’re almost ready for Church at the Ballpark. It’ll be the biggest worship service the Summit has ever hosted, and an opportunity …

Published: 4 years ago

What’s Your Job?

This weekend our pastor told a story that’s worth repeating. (It’s also worth repeating that he thought it was a story worth repeating, since he said he heard it from “a pastor friend.” No word on who that friend is, but my money is on Chandler, …

Published: 4 years ago

Vision Weekend 2013

What. A. Weekend. We had a Small Groups Conference, College Leadership Retreat, and the largest Starting Point in the history of the Summit. We launched four new service times at two different campuses, on-boarded a bunch of new volunteers, and saw well over 300 …

Published: 4 years ago

Flashback Friday: Never Lose the Guest Mentality

It’s Friday, Friday, which means I pull a post out of the archives. If you haven’t seen it, it’s new to you. Boom. If I can curse people with one thing that I’m cursed with (besides my boyish good looks) it’s going to be …

Published: 4 years ago

Thursday Three For All

The Church Welcome: This Time, With Feeling! (via @CarynRivadeneir) This is why we do what we do. While the cynic in me roars that the employees are only so welcoming because they’re being paid to or because we paid a pretty penny to walk down Main Street, the …

Published: 4 years ago

Church at the Ballpark: Why You Should Attend

In just under four weeks we’ll be celebrating what promises to be the largest worship service ever at the Summit Church. Church at the Ballpark 2011 saw over 7200 people gather from all of our campuses and all over the Triangle. What? You say you …

Published: 4 years ago

No Insignificant Jobs

“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, …

Published: 4 years ago

Turning Crowds Into Wows

This weekend was the first of two peak attendance weekends we hit every August. It’s when our vacationing families return and our awesome college kids come back, bringing a couple hundred freshmen with them. Side note: I’m choosing to ignore the fact that this …

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