Published: 5 months ago

Multi-Site Ministries: Fences and Freedom

If you’re a part of a multi-anything: multi-site church, multi-leader ministry, or even a multi-staff/volunteer team, this is a topic we need to cover. As the old adage goes, we sometimes find ourselves with too many chiefs and not enough indians, or too many …

Published: 5 months ago

2017 Blog Survey

2/9/17 update: the 2017 survey period has come to an end. You’re still welcome to take it below, but congrats to Linda who has already taken home the gold. Um. $25 gift card. Whatever.  Want a chance at a $25 Amazon gift card? Read on. Blog-reading …

Published: 5 months ago

Flashback Friday: You Do What You Do

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   Think about the things that end up on your to do list every day: there are emails to answer, phone calls …

Published: 5 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.) “Alternative Facts” and Christians as Gullible Skeptics …

Published: 5 months ago

All The Productivity Is Killing Us.

This is not a news flash. If you’re even remotely clued in, you already know this to be true. For all of our productivity tips, tricks, and hacks, we are more attention-deficient than ever before. Right now on my iDevice, I have a plethora …

Published: 5 months ago

Danny Recommends: Weekend Tools

Every so often we dip our toes into a series called Danny Recommends:, posts that tip you off to the stuff that I…you know. The recommendations might be products for use in your ministry, resources that will help you develop leaders around you, or just fun …

Published: 5 months ago

The Ultimate J.D. Greear Sermon Illustration

This weekend The Summit Church celebrated 15 years as The Summit Church. Part of that celebration included thanking our pastor for 15 years of faithful ministry, and part of the way we thanked him (if we’re being honest here) is by poking fun at him. …

Published: 5 months ago

Flashback Friday: Why We Do What We Do

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   Two weeks ago, a lady walked up to our First Time Guest tent after the service she had just attended. She …

Published: 5 months ago

Thursday Three For All: Inauguration Edition

It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. This week, all eyes are on Washington, D.C., and our nation’s “peaceful transition of power.” I’ll admit I’m a political nerd when it comes to …

Published: 5 months ago

Q&A: Should My Church Charge For Coffee?

Q:   Our church has always served coffee on Sunday mornings. Due to budget cuts we’ve ended that practice. Our church has responded very well, and there weren’t any riots. Some have proposed that we start charging for coffee. Once costs are covered, profits would …

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