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Multi-Site: Guest Services and Launching a New Campus

Last Sunday saw the public launch of our tenth Summit campus (twelve, if you count our prison campuses). As you know, there are roughly a billion moving parts that go into a campus launch, give or take a half-million. Entire books have been written …

Published: 2 days agoNew

8 Things I Learned As A Church Guest

A few weeks ago I attended church with my niece. She has started going to a brand-new campus of an eighty-year-old church, their first foray into multi-site. The campus has been live for four months, so I was excited to put on my guest …

Published: 1 week ago

Walnut Hill Community Church (Bethel, Connecticut)

Each month, we revisit a series of posts called Guest Services Road Trip. We’ll travel the country from the comforts of our couches, interviewing leaders who are in the trenches of ministry. Do you have an idea for GSRT destination? Have a leader I need to talk to? …

Published: 1 week ago

How to Read More This Year

You can’t kick over a rock around these parts without seeing a recommendation for a book. I love suggesting new titles you may not have heard of, I love sharing top ten quotes from some of my favorite recent reads, and I love hearing …

Published: 2 weeks ago

Top Ten Quotes: More is More

It’s no surprise that businesses have a “me-problem.” They tend to build systems and infrastructures that make life easier for those that work at the company rather than those who do business with the company. That means that it’s a war of me: the me of those …

Published: 2 weeks ago

5 Shifts To Make In Your Guest Services Team This Year

It’s the beginning of a brand new trip around the sun, and all of us are experiencing some form of renewal, restarting, or rebranding. No matter your personal take on resolutions, there’s something about a fresh page on the calendar to make us think …

Published: 3 weeks ago

2018 Year in Review: Posts

Another year has come and gone, kids. And I don’t mean to jump on the “look back on the last twelve months bandwagon,” but I’m absolutely jumping on the “look back on the last twelve months bandwagon.” Because y’know: we do that every year. …

Published: 3 weeks ago

Merry Christmas from the Franks Family!

We’re praying God’s very best for you in 2019. Merry Christmas from our insane family to yours!   (If you’re an email or RSS subscriber and can’t see our sweet family photo, click here.)

Published: 4 weeks ago

2018 Year in Review: Books

No self-respecting blogger, Facebooker, or Twitterer can let the end of a calendar year elapse without waxing eloquently about their top ten lists. This year, I have two. The posts list is coming next week, but for today, I want to talk about the top …

Published: 1 month ago

This Weekend, Be There. Be All There.

While the rest of the world limps along with one Super Bowl per year, church people get two. And one of them is coming up this weekend. I’m referring, of course, to the weekend before Christmas: one half of the church Super Bowl duo …

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