Published: 6 days ago

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 month ago

Top Ten Quotes: Designed to Lead

“…no organization should outpace the Church in developing leaders.” Why? Because “No other gathering of people has a greater mission, a greater promise, or a greater Reward.” …so says Eric Geiger and Kevin Peck, authors of Designed to Lead: The Church and Leadership Development. The ten …

Published: 2 months 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: 3 months ago

Top Ten Quotes: How To Lead When You’re Not In Charge

I don’t pre-order a lot of books. But when I heard Clay Scroggins’ interview on the Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast, I knew this was a book I needed to read. Clay’s approach trends towards those leaders who are frustrated in their role. I want …

Published: 4 months ago

Top Ten Quotes: The Service Culture Handbook

We’re currently in the middle of a reboot of our church staff guest services training. That’s not just training the people who are in charge of first impressions at a campus level…that’s everyone who leads anyone who parks cars, rocks babies, writes curriculum, leads small groups, …

Published: 4 months ago

Top Ten Quotes: The Simplest Way to Change the World

I’ve been on a bit of a “neighboring hospitality” kick lately, and Jesus has used several books – including Next Door As It Is In Heaven – to drive a bit o’conviction into my get-inside-and-shut-the-door selfish nature. That’s why I was excited to see the …

Published: 5 months ago

Top Ten Quotes: Prayer

At first glance, you might think you’re reading a blog post about personal quotes from personal prayers. Nah. I’ll save you all of my “bless all the missionaries” and “traveling mercies” and “hedges of protection” and just jump straight to another guy’s quotes. When …

Published: 6 months ago

Top Ten Quotes: Less Chaos. Less Noise.

In 2010 a friend handed me a copy of Kem Meyer’s Less Clutter. Less Noise. What was written as a book on church communications turned into a spiritual gut-check for me. I was reminded that it is all too easy to hide behind calendars and inboxes …

Published: 7 months ago

Summer Reading List: 2017

Summer time is catch-up-on-your-reading time. Here are ten picks I’d like to offer up if you have an Amazon gift card burning a hole in your pocket.   Awe: Why It Matters For Everything We Think, Say, and Do, Paul Tripp. Standard Tripp fare …

Published: 7 months ago

Top Ten Quotes: The Curious Christian

I wasn’t curious about Barnabas Piper’s third book. Or I suppose I should say: I wasn’t curious about curiosity. As a guy who is rapidly approaching middle age, I didn’t think I could qualify as curious anymore. My childhood habits of kicking over a …

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