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2024 Summer Reading List: Yours

As far as national holidays go, some people love Thanksgiving. Others, Christmas. There’s that one weirdo in your HOA who is Arbor Day all the way. But for my holiday affections, nothing quite measures up...

Multi-Site EPODs: Defining the Don’ts

We continue a miniseries based on this long-ago post titled Multi-Site: You Need an EPOD. An EPOD is one of the tried-and-true tools in our multi-site toolbox, and keeps us on the literal same page....

Announcing the 2024 One-Day Workshops

Our One-Day Workshops are back! Since 2016, we’ve taken over 600 church leaders through a day-long deep dive on on particular topic. After a brief hiatus in 2023, they’re back with a brand-new bonus option....

Top Ten Quotes: The Multiplication Effect

Mac Lake is a leader among leaders. Having worked as a church planter, a megachurch staff member, and a founder of a church planting network, he knows a thing or two about developing others and...

Q&A: How Should I Think About Curriculum for Volunteer Onboarding?

Q: I am currently working on a book to use for our volunteer onboarding process. There is so much info that I want to relay effectively, but I am having trouble deciding what information to...

How Does a Hospitable Culture Apply to Student Ministry?

We’re in an ongoing series called Hospitable Culture. The big question is this: What if hospitality isn’t something we do, it’s simply who we are? In other words, what if we could bump hospitality beyond...

Smoke Signals

Whether you lead volunteers or paid staff, whether you have one direct report or a dozen (pro tip: don’t have a dozen), it’s sometimes impossible to feel like you’re fully in the know of everything...

Give Me Your Favorite Book of the Past Year.

Summer book lists are upon us. Every year I try to be highly intentional on what I’m reading during the stretch from Memorial Day to Labor Day (and I usually toss in suggestions for you,...

Volunteer Culture: How to Lead a Ladder-Climber

This is the third in a four-part series on the types of people we find on our volunteer teams. Missed the first part? Get started here. Defining the Ladder-Climber In the first post of this...

Multi-Site EPODs: Opining the Optional

We continue a miniseries based on this long-ago post titled Multi-Site: You Need an EPOD. An EPOD is one of the tried-and-true tools in our multi-site toolbox, and keeps us on the literal same page....

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