Published: 3 weeks ago

“We’ve Never Done It That Way Before.”

If you haven’t heard it yet, you will. Leaders face the tension of protecting the core values of the organization while progressing in new areas of innovation. And sometimes that progression can trigger the “We’ve never done it that way before” syndrome: We’ve never …

Published: 1 month ago

Drift

I’m not ashamed to say it: I’m not the biggest fan of the beach. Yes, yes, I know we’re entering vacation season and I live in a state that is attached to a beach and I’m married to a woman who is officially a Beach Person and …

Published: 1 month ago

Ten Questions You Should Ask (And Answer) This Summer

The downtime of summer is a great time for reflection. I’m not talking about that weird aluminum foil thing you use to catch the sun’s rays on the beach and tan under your chin(s). Nope, I mean the slightly slower pace that allows you …

Published: 2 months ago

Announcing the 2017 One-Day Workshops

In just three months, we’re bringing back our One-Day Workshops. During last year’s debut, nearly 100 leaders from 40+ churches took part in these practical training events. The response was beyond what we could have imagined, and two of the three dates sold out. …

Published: 8 years ago

My Life As A Fry Cook

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve had the way cool opportunity to volunteer at the ballpark where my kids play.  The concession stand lady has been on vaca, so I’ve subbed a few nights as the short order cook.  Before you can scream, …

Published: 8 years ago

When “Yes” Leads To “No”

In a church our size, there are plenty of opportunities to do plenty of things.  Big things.  Small things.  Expensive things.  Free things.  Hard things.  Easy things.  Things, things, and more things… “Would you partner with our ministry to dig wells in East Africa?” …

Published: 8 years ago

Leader or Manager?

One of my summer reads was the instant classic Tribes by the always insightful Seth Godin.  I’ve been re-reading it with my team over the last couple of weeks, and it’s been rocking my world.  Here’s one of the quotes we wrestled with this …

Published: 8 years ago

Investing Yourself

Monday night I caught up with a friend of mine from back in Tennessee.  I’ve known Zach since he was a wee lad (he’s several years younger than me).  When I was in high school and he was a first grader…or something like that…he …

Published: 9 years ago

Growing Pains

Most of human civilization recognizes this guy’s face.  Kirk Cameron rose to meteoric fame when he portrayed Cameron “Buck” Williams in the smash blockbuster, Left Behind, which brought in literally dozens of dollars at the box office.  Oh yeah, and he was on some …

Published: 9 years ago

Pastoral Sphenopalatine Ganglioneuralgia

We’ve all been there.  At some point in your life – likely sometime this past summer – you were stricken with a dreaded case of sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia.  That’s right…brain freeze. Brain freeze happens when we least expect it, but always when we should expect …

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