Published: 15 hours agoNew

Maybe Your Problem Isn’t Your People

When it comes to leaders in the church, my favorite Bible verse is Matthew 18:20: “For where two or more are gathered, they shall eventually start griping about their volunteers.” Alrighty, so Jesus never said that, but it doesn’t make it any less true. …

Published: 2 days agoNew

Why You Need A Weekender

Hey short attention span people…stay tuned until the end for a special sneak preview of 2018.   I trend towards being a visual learner. Tell me something, I’ll absorb part of it. Show me something – be it a diagram, a drawing, or a video – I’ll grasp …

Published: 5 days ago

Flashback Friday: Kiss Your Guests

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   Spoiler: this is not an exposition of Romans 16:16 (the life verse of single Christian men). I’m not advocating for awkward PDA. Rather, …

Published: 6 days ago

Thursday Three For All: Death Valley Vision, Leadership Trajectory, And The World’s Shortest Flight

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.)   4 Signs Your Vision is in …

Published: 7 days ago

Who Is Pushing Your Buttons?

Life is too short to surround yourself with Yes Men. Yet, we all do it. We like to get in the echo chamber, line up the opinions that agree with our own, and re-validate every single belief that we hold so dear. How much …

Published: 1 week ago

Top Ten Quotes: The Power of Moments

I have one rule when it comes to Chip and Dan Heath books: if they write one, I read it. It’s a simple as that. Made to Stick is a must-read for anyone who teaches, writes, or speaks in any capacity. Decisive is good for anybody who ever needs …

Published: 1 week ago

Killing Ourselves With Kindness

Growing up, I can remember one phrase my dad used that was a normal part of his repertoire. As a second-generation family business owner, he was my model for guest services way before I knew that would be my full-time gig at a church. …

Published: 2 weeks ago

Flashback Friday: Pick Up Your Junk

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   No matter the experience you provide for your guests on the weekend, a dirty facility is going to leave a bad …

Published: 2 weeks ago

Thursday Three For All: Theology As A Weapon, Unsolicited Advice, And Kid Swallows A Horn

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.)   Don’t Use Your Theology As A …

Published: 2 weeks ago

Four Ways To Bring Unity From Offenses

In the last post, we started a discussion on offenses to church goers, and how we don’t get to define what gets people in a tizzy. We said that some offenses may seem silly to us, but they are still real hurdles for our …

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