Published: 12 months ago

Flashback Friday: Fried Cheese, How I Love Thee

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you! Today’s post has become somewhat of an annual tradition. As we wrap up the 2016 NC State Fair, I thought it was …

Published: 12 months 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 big bold print to read the entire article.)   Why Wise Church Leaders Don’t Say …

Published: 1 year ago

Serving…Or Simply Surviving?

What kind of mindset are you building into the volunteer culture of your church? Is your church a place where volunteers are healthy, excited, and reproducing? Or do you find that every weekend is an adventure in just getting by, hoping that Sunday runs out before …

Published: 1 year ago

Flashback Friday: Bible Doctrines Explained

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’m so thankful for folks like this who can clear up the doctrine of the Trinity, because apparently I’ve been wrong this …

Published: 1 year 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 big bold print to read the entire article.)   Who Should We Vote For This …

Published: 1 year ago

First Time Guest Surveys: A Primer

Today’s question comes from Todd Singletary, Pastor to Guests at Grace Church in South Carolina. He asks: Do you use any surveys or tools to get feedback from someone after their first visit?  Yep. Yep we do. First Time Guest (FTG) surveys have been around the Summit longer …

Published: 1 year ago

Stop The Assembly Line

In his best-selling Creativity, Inc., Ed Catmull, President of Pixar Animation and Disney Animation, takes us through the incredible journey of building the world’s most loved (and most powerful) films. But it wasn’t the “story behind the stories” that most resonated with me. Rather, it …

Published: 1 year ago

Flashback Friday: How Your Guest Service Team Can Shine (Even When The Sun Doesn’t)

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. As I type, the eastern seaboard is preparing for Hurricane Matthew. Even if certain regions escape wind and flood damage, it’s almost certain that most of us are in for a rainy …

Published: 1 year 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 big bold print to read the entire article.)   5 Statements Your Kid Needs To …

Published: 1 year ago

Duly Noted

I am the dad of three sons. Correction. I was the dad of three sons. Or still am. For fifteen years “Male Father of Male Offspring” might as well have been on my business card. Merriem and I grew accustomed to it: rough horseplay, body odor, …

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