Published: 2 years ago

Last Call for Confab

Not too long ago I announced plans for the fall version of the Connections Confab, a series of gatherings in August-November of this year designed to help you take your guest services / assimilation / covenant membership / leadership development / volunteer culture ministry farther down the …

Published: 2 years ago

“Look to Jesus” Drops Next Week!

We’re wrapping up Guest Blogger Week today, compliments of my friend Josh Navey. Josh is the Kids’ Pastor at the Summit, which means that he’s just finishing up Kids Week, which means that you should pray for him, since he’ll be spending most of the weekend …

Published: 2 years ago

Gabriella Makes Nordstrom Great

Guest Blogger Week rolls on with Jason Young. Jason is the Director of Guest Services for North Point Ministries. He has worked as a consultant for Ford, LifeChurch.tv, LifeWay, Chick-fil-A, Catalyst, among many others. He and his family live in Atlanta. He blogs at JasonYoungLive.com.   Once again, I …

Published: 2 years ago

Prepared and Authentic

We’re celebrating our first ever Guest Blogger Week here on the blog. Today’s post comes courtesy of Clayton Greene, my former team member and current Executive Pastor of The Bridge Church in Wilmington, NC. Clayton is a connoisseur of snazzy sunglasses and v-neck tshirts, and is husband …

Published: 2 years ago

Five Questions with Barnabas Piper

Guest Blogger Week rolls on today with Barnabas Piper. Barnabas blogs at The Blazing Center, is the author of The Pastor’s Kid: Finding Your Own Faith and Identity and Help My Unbelief: Why Doubt Is Not The Enemy Of Faith, and co-hosts The Happy Rant podcast. Piper writes …

Published: 2 years ago

Why I Attended the Connections Confab

We’re celebrating our first ever Guest Blogger Week here on the blog, and we’re kicking it off with my friend Steven Murray, Director of Communications at Houston’s First Baptist Church.He’s been in that role for nine years and oversees the communications, promotion, and public relations …

Published: 2 years ago

Flashback Friday: Bless-Your-Heart Hospitality

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   All of us are familiar with the term “Bless your heart.”  Most of you have already filled in the blanks on …

Published: 2 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.)   14 Reasons Church Signs Bother Me. (via @JasonYoungLive) …

Published: 3 years ago

Your Policies are Dumb

I am a long-time, loyal customer to a particular bank. I won’t name them here, because I have a practice where I don’t identify the negative examples I share on the blog, and because I don’t want my bank balance (all $14.27 of it) to …

Published: 3 years ago

Flashback Friday: Interview Your Volunteers

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   On this morning’s commute, I was tuned in to a station where the hosts were talking about one question in Bed Bath & …

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