Published: 11 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

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: 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.)   When Vision Leaks (via @lukemcclain) You may not …

Published: 1 year ago

Flashback Friday: Trash Your Vision

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’m usually not a huge fan of chain Mexican restaurants. Oh sure, the food is usually good and my family digs ’em, …

Published: 1 year ago

Feel the Effect

When working with a team, it can be difficult to get your vision across. What is crystal-clear in your skull doesn’t always translate once it leaves your lips. And while being a clear visionary is an important topic for another day, this post is …

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.)   Why a Leader Often Needs to Be …

Published: 2 years ago

Don’t Waste Your Guinea Pig

In 1940, an Australian pathologist named Howard Florey conducted a clinical trial to examine the effect of penicillin on mice. He injected eight mice with deadly bacteria, and followed up with a penicillin treatment on half the mice. Within 24 hours, the untreated mice …

Published: 2 years ago

Scooting the Saltshaker

Last week I revisited one of the better books on hospitality I’ve read in the last few years. Setting the Table by Danny Meyer is part autobiography, part how-to guide. Meyer is a crazy-successful restauranteur in New York City, and STT is the story of how it …

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

What Do You Stand For?

Much ink has been spilled on the subject of vision. Whether it’s our churches, our businesses, our our individual lives, we’ve all been challenged to articulate our vision, pursue our vision, protect our vision, and communicate our vision. It’s enough to give you…well, to …

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