Published: 2 years ago

Flashback Friday: Holyween

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you! It’s baaaa-aaaack. The day is here.  You know the one: it’s the day that has caused friction in Christian circles for nigh …

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.)   The Church is Not a Drive Through …

Published: 2 years ago

You Need a Skeleton Crew

What happens when a guest shows up late to your church? What do they see? What do they experience? What do they do? Where do they go? Not long ago I arrived at one of our campuses about a half hour into the service. …

Published: 2 years ago

Think Through It Before They Think Through It

We’ve talked before about the importance of absorbing the awkwardness for your guests. That means we want to think through their experience before they arrive in order to help them avoid any embarrassment. But as you go into the weekend, it’s just as important to …

Published: 2 years ago

Maybe You Can’t

Leading in ministry isn’t for the faint of heart. There are budgets that need to be stretched, visions that need to be expanded, and volunteers that need to be recruited. Nearly every time our team gathers, the conversation inadvertently turns to the limits: time, …

Published: 2 years ago

Flashback Friday: When Do You Do and When Do You Delegate?

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you! I believe that a fundamental principle of leadership is this: a leader should never lead where he has not been or isn’t willing …

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.)   Don’t Be Afraid to Take the Temperature. (via …

Published: 2 years ago

Back to the Future: The Volunteer Quiz Edition

It’s October 21, 2015, kiddies. Which – if you’re a child of the 80’s – can only mean one thing: The future is here. That’s right. Today is the day that Marty McFly traveled to in Back to the Future, Part II. And my inner 16 …

Published: 2 years ago

Pick Up Your Junk

No matter the experience you provide for your guests on the weekend, a dirty facility is going to leave a bad impression. It doesn’t matter how friendly your greeters are…it doesn’t matter how long your pastor spent prepping his sermon…it doesn’t matter how quickly …

Published: 2 years ago

Lousy Announcements Lead to Lousy Events

During a recent session of Connections Confab, our Small Groups Pastor David Talbert led a discussion on Starting Point, the newcomers event we host here at the Summit. As an aside, he referenced three reasons that attendance can be lackluster at that event. His “aside” was so …

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