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2018 Year in Review: Books

No self-respecting blogger, Facebooker, or Twitterer can let the end of a calendar year elapse without waxing eloquently about their top ten lists. This year, I have two. The posts list is coming next week,...

“I Didn’t Sign Up For This.”

What happens when your team changes horses mid-stream? What do you do when your original job description gets dismantled? How do you maneuver the challenges of an ever-changing organization?   There are times that...

Q&A: Should Small Groups Serve Together?

Q: We are in the middle of a shift where we are putting our primary focus on groups, and small groups serving together will be a vital part of that structure. We do okay...

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...