Monthly Archive: November 2018

Last Call for Confab!

Raking leaves. Pumpkin Spice Latte splurge. Canned cranberry sauce run. Out-of-town relatives. Tryptophan coma. Black Friday free-for-all. I get it. An awful lot of life has taken place since the first announcement was made...

Recommended Reading Redux

I count a lot of reading book fans among my blog readers. And for a long time now, I’ve been pointing you over to my Suggested Books and Resources page. If you like eye candy, you’re...

How To Follow Up With Out-Of-Town Guests

Guest follow-up is all about stewardship. Think about the process a guest goes through to visit your church for the first time: something in their life (a move, a crisis, a curiosity) causes them to...

2019 Connections Confab: Apply Today!

Back in 2015 we launched a coaching network called Connections Confab. Today we count 50 leaders from 42 churches in 16 states as part of our Confab alumni group. The Confab is an intensive coaching gathering focused...

Q&A: How Should We Set Up Our Phone System?

Q: Do you have any suggestions or recommendations on how a phone answering service should be set up?  [Amanda Stanton, Director of Guest Services, Calvary Church, Clearwater, FL] A: Even in thinking about this...