Published: 2 years ago

Summer Reading List: 2016

You’ve probably already started your beach reads for the summer. But if there’s still room in that super cool canvas tote bag, I’d like to suggest some of my favorites from the past year:   First Impressions / Hospitality: Culture of Yes: Practices and …

Published: 2 years ago

Flashback Friday: Six Things You Need To Know About Your Wedding

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you! Gather ’round, children. Uncle Danny is going to divert from the normal posts about guest services be pastoral for a moment. Maybe even …

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.)   Four Top Challenges Facing Campus Pastors (via @brentdolfo, …

Published: 2 years ago

The High Cost of Doing Nothing

Making a change in the way you do ministry can be frightening. Overwhelming. Even paralyzing. There are new budget lines to be reckoned with, new volunteers to recruit, new manuals to be written, and new schedules to adapt. I see this often in the …

Published: 2 years ago

Let’s Talk

Today I’m introducing “Ask a Question,” a new feature over there on the sidebar. <– Oh. That’s right. You subscribe to the blog via email or RSS feed and you never see the sidebar. (You should take a moment and visit the home page. It’ll …

Published: 2 years ago

The What, Why, & When of Weekenders

There is power in observation. If you’re a part of this blog community, chances are good that you appreciate the benefits of reading. On this site, you’ll read about guest services, read about processes, read about how to move people from connected to committed. …

Published: 2 years ago

Flashback Friday: Guarding Against the Grumbling

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’ve been hanging out a lot in Exodus lately, which is undoubtedly one of my favorite books of the Bible. Behind 1 …

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 Nations Are Walking Into My Classroom. (via …

Published: 2 years ago

Why You Should Bring Your Team to the Guest Services Workshop

UPDATE: Our June 17 Workshop is now at capacity. Add your name to the waiting list or sign up for email updates for future Workshop dates. On June 17th we’ll be hosting our second One Day Workshop focusing on the topic of guest services. We take eight …

Published: 2 years ago

The Cloak of Invisibility

As restaurant experiences go, this one was pretty awful. It was a Sunday afternoon. Five of the six Franks family members were in attendance at a less-than-half-full joint that we’ve been to several times. The food and the service is – most of the …

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