Published: 4 months ago

Thursday Three For All

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.)   It’s Not Me, It’s You: Why …

Published: 5 months ago

Flashback Friday: Five Ways to (Hopefully) Keep People From Falling Through the Cracks

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   I heard it again last weekend: another story from one of our guests who had contacted someone about something, and that …

Published: 11 months ago

Don’t Parenthood Your Weekend

As I type, my wife Merriem is watching a Parenthood marathon on TV. Yes, that Parenthood: the series that went off the air in 2015, the one she’s already watched in its entirety and then some, and the one that gave her – as the hip ladies like …

Published: 12 months ago

Flashback Friday: Say It? Do It.

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you! Sometimes church people have the best intentions and the worst follow through: “I’m sure we can help you with that.” “I’ll get …

Published: 1 year ago

Flashback Friday: Are You Provoking Your Volunteers to Wrath?

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you! Any time I want to feel really lousy about my [husband skills / parenting skills / boss skills], I flip over to …

Published: 1 year ago

Thursday Three For All

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 bold print to read the entire article.)   The Quality Of Your Customer Experience (As …

Published: 2 years ago

Lousy Announcements Lead to Lousy Events

During a recent session of Connections Confab, our Small Groups Pastor David Talbert led a discussion on Starting Point, the newcomers event we host here at the Summit. As an aside, he referenced three reasons that attendance can be lackluster at that event. His “aside” was so …

Published: 2 years ago

Appeal to Mission

Last week I stumbled across an email from Austin Stone Community Church in Texas. Downtown Campus Pastor Tyler David was making a plea to his campus, asking them to consider parking in a new remote lot in an attempt to lessen the traffic load …

Published: 2 years ago

Flashback Friday: Answer the Question They’re Not Asking

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   A couple of weeks ago our kids were out of school for spring break. Because we’re the type of parents who …

Published: 2 years ago

Thursday Three For All

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 bold print to read the entire article.)   Megachurch or Large Gathering of People? 12 …

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