2020 Year in Review: Posts
It’s that week where everybody and their mama starts cranking out top ten lists like a pre-bearded David Letterman.
As you might’ve guessed, the vast majority of this year’s most-read posts had something to do with the ‘rona. As I glanced back through these, it was fun to examine what stood the test of time and what was just mid-March prognosticating.
If you haven’t read ’em, they’re brand new to you!
(And stick around: on Thursday I’ll roll out the top ten books I read this year.)
10. It’s Not (Just) About the Mask
Two questions I still wrestle with when it comes to church guests, mask enforcement, and the nature of hospitality.
9. High-Capacity Volunteer Cohort: a How-To Guide
Full disclosure: we made it through two meetings before the world shut down. There’s no way I’d write the script for how it actually turned out.
8. Plumb Lines in a Pandemic, part 1
This five-part series put our old faithful plumb lines under a pandemic microscope.
7. 28 Days
It wasn’t all doom and gloom this year. The Franks family grew by two.
6. Post-Pandemic: How to Bring Your Vols Back Strong
At this point we’ve been back in person since October. Yet these five things still hold true for the vast majority of our team.
5. Be Our (Virtual) Guest: What We’re Learning
A quick look at the stats of the first eight weeks of online-only.
4. How to Lead Quarantined Volunteers
Five things that may still be relevant for you and your team.
3. Connecting Online: a Pandemic Guide to Guest Services
As you read this one, keep in mind it was published on April 1. *clears throat*
2. Top Ten Quotes: Upstream
One of my favorite books of the year. Ironically, it was released two weeks before the world shut down and talked about scenarios that could’ve prevented the world from shutting down.
1. Don’t Let Your Church Go Viral
Remember early March where all we had to say was, “Hey kids, wash your hands!”?