Published: 3 days 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 days 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: 5 days 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: 6 days 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 …

Published: 7 days ago

Need An Inexpensive Option for Team Training?

One of the most frequently-asked questions I hear has to do with resources for volunteer team training. That’s one of the primary reasons we put together The Gospel Is Offensive: Five Plumb Lines for Guest Services. In this 30 page resource, you’ll learn: The five key …

Published: 1 week ago

Flashback Friday: Your Policies Are Dumb

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 am a long-time, loyal customer to a particular bank. I won’t name them here, because I have a practice where I …

Published: 2 weeks 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.)   Self-Examination Speaks a Thousand Lies (via @jmellinger) There’s …

Published: 2 weeks ago

Stonegate Fellowship (Midland, Texas)

Each month, we revisit a series of posts called Guest Services Road Trip. We’ll travel the country from the comforts of our couches, interviewing leaders who are in the trenches of ministry. Do you have an idea for GSRT destination? Have a leader I need to talk to? …

Published: 2 weeks ago

Top Ten Quotes: Prayer

At first glance, you might think you’re reading a blog post about personal quotes from personal prayers. Nah. I’ll save you all of my “bless all the missionaries” and “traveling mercies” and “hedges of protection” and just jump straight to another guy’s quotes. When …

Published: 2 weeks ago

15 Easy Ways to Highlight Volunteer Opportunities

“How do I let our church know about opportunities to serve?” It’s a question that I hear often, in one form or another. Whether it’s from one of our campuses or from a church leader several states away, it seems that everyone is looking …

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