Published: 10 months ago

Multi-Site Ministries: Fences and Freedom

If you’re a part of a multi-anything: multi-site church, multi-leader ministry, or even a multi-staff/volunteer team, this is a topic we need to cover. As the old adage goes, we sometimes find ourselves with too many chiefs and not enough indians, or too many …

Published: 1 year ago

Flashback Friday: Think Through It Before They Think Through 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! We’ve talked before about the importance of absorbing the awkwardness for your guests. That means we want to think through their experience before …

Published: 1 year ago

Don’t Fix It On Sunday

We’ve all been there. You’re heading through the normal routine of the weekend life of a ministry leader: arrive early. Double-check your checklist. Turn on the lights. Fire up the sound system. Get some coffee brewing. Straighten up chairs pick up trash gather the …

Published: 2 years ago

Are You Ready When They’re Ready?

I’ve stumbled into several conversations over the past few weeks that have forced me to focus on one primary question: Do we greet guests the way they want to be greeted? The question started bouncing around in my mind during a meeting with our campus First Impressions …

Published: 2 years ago

The Way Things Are Supposed To Work…

…is usually a polite way of saying, “It’s not working.” You might hear yourself say this when talking about a process, a team, or a volunteer. “Well, the way that it’s supposed to work is…” You know what’s written and documented. You know how you’ve trained. …

Published: 2 years ago

What’s the Point of Point A to Point B?

I’m currently in the middle of a biography on Andrew Jackson. I tell you this because (a) it makes me sound more studied than what I actually am and (b) it feels like I’m being beaten over the head by an old hickory stick, if …

Published: 2 years ago

Pick Up Your Junk

No matter the experience you provide for your guests on the weekend, a dirty facility is going to leave a bad impression. It doesn’t matter how friendly your greeters are…it doesn’t matter how long your pastor spent prepping his sermon…it doesn’t matter how quickly …

Published: 2 years ago

Less is More

We’re at the beginning of another school year, campers, which means that last night I spent the equivalent of four presidential administrations filling out paperwork. Lots of paperwork. Tons and tons of paperwork. Enough paperwork that at 10:30 Al Gore called me and said to …

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.)   The Spiritual Importance of Scheduling. (via @_MichaelKelley) I always …

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.)   The Gospel is Not Mere Superstition. (via @_MichaelKelley) …

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