Published: 1 year ago

The Two Words That Will Kill Your Volunteer Ministry

Churches and non-profits are built on the backs of volunteers. When babies are rocked, small groups are led, or coffee is poured, those things are more often than not a result of a process that gets people off of the sidelines and into the …

Published: 2 years ago

When Culture Leaks

Last week my family had a glorious few days in The Happiest Place on Earth. As you know if you have read this blog for seven minutes, I’m somewhat of a Disney fan. I love their systems and strategies for making guests feel at …

Published: 2 years ago

Flashback Friday: All Things to All People?

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   The Apostle Paul was rather infamous for opening up a can o’ worms. You can hardly fault him. I mean, what …

Published: 2 years ago

One Question Wednesday

Today I’ll sit down for the first time with my newly-hired administrative assistant. My former assistant Kristy is in the throes of full-time mommyhood (mommydom? mommyland?), and so a new chapter in the Summit’s Connections team begins today. Yesterday I contacted three of my former …

Published: 3 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.)   Why Procrastinators Procrastinate. (via @WaitButWhy) Our staff …

Published: 3 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.     This Personality Trait Will Make You Indispensable to Your Employer. Do You Have It? (via @Inc) The small stuff is …

Published: 3 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.   Ready or Not, the Class of 2018 is Here! (via @robertvadams) If you feel like feeling old today, …

Published: 3 years ago

Culture Shock: Watch Your Language

I’m currently kicking around Southeast Asia, spending some time with two of our teams who are engaging with locals. If you missed yesterday’s post you can catch up here.  Watch your language. Our mamas teach us that foundational principle from the time we learn to …

Published: 3 years ago

Thursday Three For All

Secrets of Consistent Customer Service: How to Be Great Again and Again. (via @micahsolomon) How’s your church doing on the consistency scorecard? Do you deliver the same (or better!) “wow” experiences each week? The summary statement for a standard should include the following: 1. Why …

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