Published: 4 months ago

Another One-Day Workshop is Coming!

Last Tuesday my team hosted our first One-Day Workshop of 2017. The sold-out event drew over forty leaders from North Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, Illinois, West Virginia, and Ohio. We spent a full day talking through all things guest services. In just a few weeks we’ll …

Published: 4 months ago

Flashback Friday: Why We Don’t Use The “V-Word”

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   My family is going through a season where we have to watch our language. We have a two year old politeness …

Published: 4 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.)   Swooping Leadership Warnings (via @briandodridge) I’m glad Brian …

Published: 4 months ago

Do You Have An Event Checklist?

If you’re in ministry, you do events. In your context, an event might be a weekly Bible study, a city-wide service project, or a weekend worship service. It could be an event that involves thousands of people or just you. It might be something that …

Published: 4 months ago

Why I Am A Church Hopper

I’m a church hopper. I’ll admit it. I try out a new congregation every single weekend, and I make no apologies for it. Nah, not that kind of church hopper…you know, the one that switches membership more often than they switch air filters, or the kind …

Published: 4 months ago

Creating a “Whole Church” Hospitable Culture

There is a danger that lurks just beyond a healthy guest services team. You can invite the right volunteers to serve on the team, provide excellent training so they understand the why behind the what, and implement foolproof ways for your first time guests to …

Published: 4 months ago

Flashback Friday: You Don’t Have To Be The Best

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   Alert reader and fellow Summit Pastor Josh Navey sent me this article yesterday. Josh knows I’m not a football fan (translated: …

Published: 4 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.)   The First Face of Your Church …

Published: 4 months ago

Q&A: Where Do I Start First?

Q: There are two areas that are on my heart right now. We have a “New Guest” area where people can get information, sign-up for different events, etc. I don’t think we are doing a great job of getting guests from the door to …

Published: 4 months ago

Seven Practical Ways to Prep for Fall

Yes, it’s currently blazing hot in most parts of the country. But fall will be here before we know it, and with cooler weather comes an attendance surge for most churches. Families are returning from vacation, people are getting back into routines, and church …

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