Published: 3 years ago

Thursday Three For All: Thanksgiving Edition

It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. And since it’s Thanksgiving Thursday, here are a few especially turkey-centric posts. (And yes, I recognize the schizophrenic nature of following up a Desiring God post …

Published: 3 years ago

Christmas at DPAC 2014

Yes, I know, we’re still two days shy of Thanksgiving and I’m talking Christmas, but as that great theologian Taylor Swift says, haters gonna hate hate hate hate hate. I’m pretty excited about our third year back at the Durham Performing Arts Center. Five …

Published: 3 years ago

Announcing the Connections Confab

UPDATE: the 2015 spring Confab is now full. If you’d like to be the first to know about upcoming Confab dates, let me know.   Connections Confab 2015 is coming. Should you apply? Read on… Imagine an in-depth conversation on all things connections ministry in a …

Published: 3 years ago

Flashback Friday: Making the Most of Every Opportunity

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   …the end goal of a weekend First Impressions team ought to beconnecting people towards the gospel. That means that every weekend, with …

Published: 3 years ago

Thursday Three For All

It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the bold print to read the entire article.)   Slippery Customer Service Issues Put Companies on …

Published: 3 years ago

Interview Your Volunteers

On this morning’s commute, I was tuned in to a station where the hosts were talking about one question in Bed Bath & Beyond’s hiring process: “If you were a breakfast cereal, what kind would you be, and why?” Of course, you need to take time to …

Published: 3 years ago

Is Your Church Ready for Mr. Freeze?

Nope, not the current atmospheric stuff we’re dealing with – the Polar Vortex that’s turning your greeting team into a bunch of volunteersicles. (Although, if you want to talk about how to keep ’em warm, may I suggest this heater we use at our First …

Published: 3 years ago

Want to Connect? Serve!

Fewer things bring me more joy than to hear a volunteer talk about the community they’ve found by serving. This weekend our media team highlighted the story of Eileen, a friend I’ve known since first coming to the Summit 12 years ago. Eileen is …

Published: 3 years ago

Flashback Friday: So Logical, It’s Scary

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   My second born Austin has always been the sweetly-oblivious, doesn’t-always-mean-to-be-funny one in the family. This post from five years back represents some …

Published: 3 years ago

Thursday Three For All

It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the bold print to read the entire article.)   Why Procrastinators Procrastinate. (via @WaitButWhy) Our staff …

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