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Top Ten Quotes: Servanthood as Worship

Church volunteer culture runs the gamut from inspirational to infuriating. If you lead volunteers, maybe you know what I mean. Inspirational, because watching a volunteer use their gifts is one of the most awe-inspiring things to see in ministry. Infuriating, because you know there’s so much more potential …

Published: 1 day agoNew

The Seven Deadly Sins of Guest Services

We know that it’s easy for culture to leak. It’s easy for our vision to lose it’s stickiness. If we’re going to continually transfer DNA to our staff and volunteers, we must continually come up with new ways to say old truths. That’s what …

Published: 4 days ago

Flashback Friday: Our Annual Jam

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   As a blogger, I feel like I have one primary responsibility to you, the reading community. And this year, I almost …

Published: 5 days ago

Thursday Three For All: Holiday Hospitality, Compel Them To Come In, And Violin-Playing Truck

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.)   3 Prayers To Help You Be …

Published: 6 days ago

Q&A: How Can I Remember Names?

Q: I’ve noticed that people love when we use their names. I’m NOT great at remembering names but I am very intentional about using the names I DO know (which makes me look like I’m good at remembering). I encourage my team to use …

Published: 1 week ago

What Are Your Leadership Labels?

As leaders, we tend to apply labels to those we lead:   Rock star. Lazy. Utility player. Unreliable.  Hot-tempered. Self-starter. Flaky.   Whether the labels are always true doesn’t really matter. If they are sometimes true or were once true in a make-or-break moment, those labels become all-too-easy to …

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5 Reasons You Should Serve at Christmas at DPAC

For three days prior to Christmas, the Summit is going to be invading the Durham Performing Arts Center for our sixth year. We’ll be celebrating the incarnation of Jesus, the majesty of the manger, the astonishment that God would dare become man. Christmas at …

Published: 2 weeks ago

Flashback Friday: 25 Questions for Mary

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   Last week I took some time to get re-acquainted with an old favorite. Max Lucado’s God Came Near is – in my opinion …

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