Monthly Archive: April 2017

Flashback Friday: Staff the Doors

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   Most improvements to your guest services team can be made in...

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...

Less Hoarding. More Sending.

As leaders, we have to reject the idea of promoting one ministry over another. I’ve been a part of plenty of churches where staff members would (gasp!) steal people from someone else’s ministry. I’m ashamed...

Be Hospitable.

1 Peter 4:9: Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. (ESV)     Simply put: growth hurts. If your church is growing by a significant margin, you know that already. And we have to...

Recognize. Respond.

Not every Starbucks has a singing barista, but mine most certainly does. Or at least, it used to (more on that later). Some mornings, the baritoned barista’s impromptu ballads about coffee cake brought a welcomed smile....

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...

Win Back Your One-Offs

If you’re in ministry, you’re likely still slowwwwly recovering from a busy Easter weekend. There’s a lot to do today: follow up with first time guests. Help with next steps on spiritual decisions. Raid...

Hear What They’re Not Saying

People won’t always tell you what they need. Sometimes it’s because of pride (“I can handle it on my own.”). Sometimes it’s because of fear (“What if they laugh or say ‘no’ to my...