Monthly Archive: October 2011

If It’s Not Ministry, Don’t Do It.

Far too much of what keeps us busy in the church has nothing to do with ministry. Committee meetings. Building projects. Even “sacred and spiritual” things like Vacation Bible School and Fall Festivals (“Hey...

Your Reputation is at Steak

I’m a sucker for a good customer relations story. As a guy who helps design the experience for our first time guests, I love tales of organizations who go above and beyond to “WOW”...

It’s Official!

It’s Official!

If you’re newish to the ol’ blog…say in the last six weeks or so…don’t jump right into this post. Doing so will confuse you with too much cuteness and not enough context. Instead, start...

It’s Not What You Know…

Last night my fourteen year old came to me, excited out of his skull about a study trick he’d just developed. In preparation for an upcoming biology test his teacher told the class that...

Taking Ownership, Jim’s Dogs Style

Taking Ownership, Jim’s Dogs Style

My good friend and rock star First Impressions Team member Clayton Greene sent me the following story. With his permission, I’m reprinting it in it’s entirety. Don’t let the “home trimming device” line fool...

Into

Into

Many of you asked about this weekend’s Tim Keller quote in the sermon. And by “Many of you” I mean “No one in particular, but by golly it was a blog worthy quote so...