Category: Guest Services

Want to be Missional? Move.

For all of the church’s talk of “being on mission,” “living sent,” and “pursuing a Great Commission lifestyle,” I fear we may be overlooking one of the easiest ways to get the gospel into...

Days of Signs and Wanders

In a recent post we talked about the irony that a $25 billion global brand has failed – in at least a couple of occasions – to invest in a hundred buck sign. Today,...

It’s a Sign.

There are a couple of Starbucks locations in town that are currently undergoing a remodel. The first, I saw a few weeks ago when I was swinging by for a grande Pike on my...

“What’s In It For Me?”

The following is an excerpt from our One-Day Workshop: After the First Visit, covering the moments and the months after a guest shows up at your church for the first time. Want to know...

Spurgeon on Hospitality and Evangelism

I just finished up Charles Spurgeon’s The Soul Winner, part of my summer reading list. This quote got my attention: …soul winners, try after sermon to talk to strangers. The preacher may have missed...

Slow Your Role

Ministry weekends tend to be a blur: Prep that service Host that meeting Have that convo Guide that vol Put out that fire Set up that event Find that item Answer that text Remember...

Planning for Worst-Case Weather Scenarios

The following is a guest post by A.J. Farthing, Associate Campus Pastor over First Impressions at the Summit’s Chapel Hill Campus. Weather and church weekends have a lot in common: both are finicky, both...