Published: 3 years ago

Wedding Crashers & Weekend Services

Last weekend I attended two weddings in northern Virginia. The first I was invited to: the oldest son of our seminary besties got married, simultaneously taking the best selfie that I’ve ever personally witnessed. The second was not one that I was necessarily invited to, …

Published: 4 years ago

Six Times to Talk to Your Guests

Let’s start with the basics: we should aim to talk to our guests all the time. When they show up on the weekend, they are our honored guests (that’s why we call ’em guests, and not the V-word). But there are strategic times during …

Published: 4 years ago

Why Comfort Will Kill The Weekend

It seems that everybody has a first time guest horror story. You show up at a church for the first time and you’re either put on the spot, ignored, or confused. People don’t talk to you, or the pastor calls on you from the …

Published: 4 years ago

What Happens on Monday?

If you’re a regular reader, you know that Fridays are usually reserved for archived posts. But that was before @MichaelMears tweeted this question yesterday: Are you gonna blog any on connecting new peeps at Easter & follow up? Just an idea 🙂 Y’all know I’m …

Published: 5 years ago

Calling All Connections Pastors

Connectors gonna connect. Back in 2003 when I started in the brand new role of Assimilation Pastor here at the Summit Church, I had one thought on my mind: “Does assimilation have one ‘m’ or two?” The second thought was, “How quickly can we …

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