Published: 5 months ago

Overload

A few days ago I attempted to dig up a recently-heard quote. The only problem was that I couldn’t remember exactly where I had heard it. Had I read it in a book? On a blog? Seen it linked from a Twitter post? Read it on …

Published: 5 months ago

Multi-Site: How Do You Lead?

I’ve mentioned before that there are as many multi-site models as there are multi-site churches. But today’s question centers around one of leadership: How do you lead campuses from a central role? Here’s how the structure works in our model: my “direct reports” are the …

Published: 5 months ago

People Are The Mission: Sneak Preview (ch. 1)

Last week I spilled the beans that Zondervan is releasing my first book, People Are The Mission, on Tuesday, March 6. Each Monday until the release date I’m sharing brief excerpts from the book. I’d love to hear your feedback!   Excerpt from chapter one, The …

Published: 5 months ago

Flashback Friday: How to Force a Volunteer to Care

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   That’s a ridiculous post title, because of course you can’t force someone to care. They either care, or they don’t. But …

Published: 5 months ago

Thursday Three For All: Church Hospitality, Impressing First-Time Customers, and Airport Runway Dog

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 Hospitality That Makes a Church …

Published: 5 months ago

Are You a Competitor or an Achiever?

At the time of this writing, we are a little over three weeks into a new year. If you made new year’s resolutions, it’s my duty to tell you to enjoy them while they last. Some studies show that only 64% of us make …

Published: 5 months ago

You Need to See Harder.

In our neighborhood we have one of those “free library” book boxes where people can drop off used books and pick up a new one. My seven year old makes regular pilgrimages to the box, because she loves to read (like her daddy). And …

Published: 5 months ago

So, I Wrote This Book…

Today I finally get to reveal some news that I’ve been anxious to share for a long time. If you’ve been a reader of this blog for a few minutes or from the beginning, you know that my heart beats a little bit harder …

Published: 5 months ago

Flashback Friday: Six Times to Talk to 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!   Let’s start with the basics: we should aim to talk to our guests all the time. When they show up on …

Published: 5 months ago

Thursday Three For All: Why Your Church Won’t Change, Working on a Snow Day, and Life in the Vatican

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.)   Seven Reasons Why Your Church Won’t …

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