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Thursday Three For All

Thursday Three For All

A Reason To Really Be Offended. (via @DavidCMathis) If you’ve hung out here for a while, you know this lines up perfectly with our First Impressions plumbline: The Gospel Is Offensive (Nothing Else Should Be). I’m grateful to David...

A Walk To Remember

Here on the ol’ blog, I talk a lot about the mechanics of hospitality: systems, structures, and staffing that takes a biblical virtue and puts it together on an institutional level. But perhaps more...

Thursday Three For All

Thursday Three For All

Six ways to maximize church stage announcements. (via @timrpeters, HT @persinger) As a part time Pastor of Announcements (shut up. It’s a thing.), I totally agree with all of these. (Except for the  “5-10 minute”...

Friendly, But Not Intentional

Have you ever considered that your church needs to get over being friendly? Frequently when I show up at a church to help with guest services training, I’m approached by a sweet little blue...

Structuring Your First Impressions Team

Yesterday I received an email from a pastor who is trying to revamp the guest services ministry at his church. He asked the “structure” question: How do you have your team organized? Since that’s a question...

The Last Straw

On Friday, Merriem and I stole away to one of our favorite date spots: Ted’s Montana Grill. It’s the perfect place to go if you like eating copious amounts of meat while staring at...

Flashback Friday: The Plane Truth

Flashback Friday: The Plane Truth

On Friday I channel my inner lazy person (he’s not hard to find…he lurks just beneath the top layer of my epidermis). Instead of fresh content, I slap together two new sentences and maybe...

Thursday Three For All

Thursday Three For All

How To Keep A Library Of (Physical) Books. I love me some books (especially the ones that deal with grammar). Ryan Holiday schools us on how to organize an incredibly large library. I’ll be...