Published: 10 months ago

Christmas at DPAC: It’s Not For Us

(This is a modified version of a post that originally appeared on December 9, 2014.) We’re neck-deep in last-minute planning for one of the largest events we do all year. Christmas at DPAC takes months of planning, miles of cable, tons of lights, our entire …

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 big bold print to read the entire article.) 4 Reasons That Job You Hate Might …

Published: 1 year ago

Guest Services and the Gap

The corporate gathering of believers serves many purposes: it is a family reunion. A time of mutual encouragement. A moment to join voices and minds and hands and hearts in order to proclaim the majesty of God. A regular reminder of the truth of …

Published: 2 years ago

Flashback Friday: Do For One

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   Last night in our super-awesome small group, we were going through part four of the super-awesome curriculum our super-awesome small group …

Published: 2 years ago

Nobody Brags About Being Mary

I have a love / hate relationship with Luke 10. If you know the latter part of that chapter, then you’re familiar with the story of Mary and Martha, two sisters who counted Jesus as a friend and hosted him at their home. In …

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.)   Give Me the Doubly Offensive Jesus, Please. (via …

Published: 2 years ago

The Sure and Steadfast Anchor of Our Soul

I don’t know about you, but I tend to think of the stuff of life as weights. Job pressures. Anxiety. Family pressures. Temptations. Exterior expectations both reasonable and unreasonable. Regrets. Lofty goals. Financial needs. An incessant to-do list. A too-full calendar. I can’t help …

Published: 2 years ago

Flashback Friday: Why Comfort Will Kill the Weekend

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’ve both experienced and heard of a whole library of guest horror stories, and there’s one thing they all have in …

Published: 2 years ago

No More Ghost Towns

Imagine for a moment that you serve on the guest service team at your church. You show up faithfully each week. You attend your Sunday School class, and the moment class is over you start serving. You grab your name tag and head for …

Published: 2 years ago

When it Comes to Your Volunteers, Assume the Best

As far as coaching moments go, it wasn’t my best day. I was hanging out on a Sunday morning close to the main entrance of the building, observing our first time guest process. You know, the kind of thing volunteers love: nosy, overbearing pastors who …

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