Published: 3 days ago

Less Hoarding. More Sending.

As leaders, we have to reject the idea of promoting one ministry over another. I’ve been a part of plenty of churches where staff members would (gasp!) steal people from someone else’s ministry. I’m ashamed to say that I’ve done it myself a time or …

Published: 1 week ago

Flashback Friday: When Culture Is Broken

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   Whether you manage a store or minister at a church, sometimes you have to face the harsh reality that your culture …

Published: 1 week 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: 2 weeks ago

Win Back Your One-Offs

If you’re in ministry, you’re likely still slowwwwly recovering from a busy Easter weekend. There’s a lot to do today: follow up with first time guests. Help with next steps on spiritual decisions. Raid the dark chocolate out of your six-year-old’s Easter basket that …

Published: 8 years ago

Be. Aggressive. Be, Be Aggressive

Anybody else have that cheer at your high school?  That might have been my second-to-least favorite cheer that our girls had, coming in only after “It’s hot, it’s hot, it’s hot in here…there must be a hawk in the atmosphere.”  Of course, I went …

Published: 8 years ago

Playing the Field

I had a great conversation with a friend and fellow staff member earlier this week.  She reminded me that part of the job of a pastor is to reject the idea of promoting one ministry over another.  You’ve seen that happen, haven’t you?  This …

Published: 9 years ago

Sunday Super Heroes

Every Sunday, the Summit Church plays host to hundreds of super heroes.  These people don’t wear a cape or leap tall buildings in a single bound, but they’re every bit heroic when it comes to providing “wow” experiences for our guests. One of our …

Published: 9 years ago

What Does Your Posture Reveal?

I have pretty horrendous posture.  Most of my day is spent sitting in my office, because I believe firmly in violating the first principle of being a pastor: “You Should Spend Time With Your People.”  I’ve seen my People, and they’re pretty busy.  They …

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