Published: 4 months ago

Multi-Site: Ponder the Pendulum

Multi-site structure is a funny thing. Not always “funny-ha-ha.” Sometimes it’s more like “Funny as in I’m laughing to keep from taking a long drive off of a short pier.” If you’re in a multi-site church that has a centralized staffing structure with oversight …

Published: 4 months ago

Danny Recommends: Uni-Ball Vision Elite Pens

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: 4 months ago

People Are The Mission: Sneak Preview (ch. 5)

The countdown is on to the launch day of People Are The Mission, coming 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 five, When the Older …

Published: 4 months ago

Flashback Friday: Is Your Church a Landmark or a Lighthouse?

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   Not long ago I was having coffee with a pastor friend who mentioned that in his church, not one single member …

Published: 4 months ago

Thursday Three For All: Billy Graham’s Early Years, A Flight Attendant’s Day, and Papa’s Lost Phone

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.)   Farm Boy: How Billy Graham Became …

Published: 4 months ago

Preparation vs. Payoff

I re-read this story in my quiet time recently. It’s always been one of my favorites, but this time I saw something I’ve never noticed before: Now the wife of one of the sons of the prophets cried to Elisha, “Your servant my husband …

Published: 4 months ago

Do First Time Guests Still Excite You?

It was an honest question. A haunting question. One that made me pause, and one that made me think: Do we still get excited about this? I mean really get excited about it? Ironically, the question was posed on a Sunday morning. On the sidewalk …

Published: 4 months ago

People Are The Mission: Sneak Preview (ch. 4)

The countdown is on to the launch day of People Are The Mission, coming 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 four, Beyond Parking Shuttles …

Published: 4 months ago

Flashback Friday: On Carrots and Sticks and When to Use Which

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   We’ve all used the “carrot and stick” analogy at some point or another. Whether you’re a leader in ministry or the …

Published: 4 months ago

Thursday Three For All: Church Planting & Hospitality, Christmas Insights, and Gold Medals

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.)   Why Hospitality is Vital to Church …

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