Published: 2 months ago

Flashback Friday: The High Cost of Doing Nothing

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   Making a change in the way you do ministry can be frightening. Overwhelming. Even paralyzing. There are new budget lines to …

Published: 2 months ago

Thursday Three For All: Portable Church Vols, Airplane Mode, And Replacement Nachos

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 Keys For Developing Volunteers Who …

Published: 2 months ago

Danny Recommends: Lanyard Printer

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: 2 months ago

Multi-Site: What’s the Difference?

If you know anything about multi-site churches, you know that there is no such thing as one-size-fits-all. There are almost as many ways to do multi-site as there are churches that do multi-site. In a similar vein, there are multiple ways of executing particular ministries within …

Published: 2 months ago

8 Reasons You Didn’t Get My Business (And What That Means For The Church)

Several months ago we tackled a few projects around our house. And by “we” I mean “someone else who knows what they’re doing” because when “we” tackle anything, it is usually each other roughly fifteen minutes into said project, because half of “we” is a …

Published: 2 months ago

Flashback Friday: “Here” Must Connect to “There”

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   If there is a struggle to be found in guest services within the local church, it’s the “here” factor. First impressions …

Published: 2 months ago

Thursday Three For All: Scripture For Introverts, Checking Your Phone, And Seeing Color For The First Time

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.)   One Verse For Every Introvert To …

Published: 2 months ago

Q&A: How Many On-Ramps Should We Provide?

Today’s question comes from a Q&A session in one of our recent One-Day Workshops.  Q: When it comes to our First Time Guests identifying themselves, how many different on-ramps would you suggest? A: Let me give a wee bit o’ context for this question. …

Published: 2 months ago

Are You The “Debbie Downer” Of Your Volunteer Team?

You remember Debbie Downer…the Saturday Night Live character played with expert discomfort by Rachel Dratch. She could see the cloud in every silver lining. She could stop a dinner party conversation in its tracks by bringing up frightening facts about a just-discovered disease. I …

Published: 2 months ago

“It’s Only One Sunday…”

“I’m just going to hit the snooze button one more time. I’m punctual most other weeks. It’s only one Sunday.” “It’s not a big deal for me to skip out of serving. I show up more than most people. It’s only one Sunday.” “I’m …

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