Monthly Archive: August 2015

Appeal to Mission

Last week I stumbled across an email from Austin Stone Community Church in Texas. Downtown Campus Pastor Tyler David was making a plea to his campus, asking them to consider parking in a new...

Don’t Divide Your Volunteers

Not long ago our five year old daughter lost her first tooth. Because we’re parents who are given to much childhood whimsy, we explained the concept of the Tooth Fairy and encouraged her to...

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...

Just One

Just one inattentive volunteer isn’t enough to turn a guest away. Just one dirty restroom probably won’t cause someone to second guess your church. Just one poorly-executed seating situation isn’t likely to turn someone off...

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...

Standing in the Shadow of the Kingdom

If you’re a regular reader, you’re well aware of my love of all things Disney. I love the parks, I love the culture, I love their obsessive attention to detail and their fastidious commitment...