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Play With Your Team

Sometimes we get so caught up in the constant barrage of ministry that we forget to pull back and have fun with the people we do ministry with. One of the sure-fire ways to push...

Filter Your Focus

Over the last couple of months I’ve read two or three books that just happened to mention the Reticular Activating System. [Pause whilst I attempt to sound smart.] The RAS is the network of...

Thursday Three For All

Thursday Three For All

Ten ways to pastor adoptive parents and those considering adoption. As a daddy who has adopted, and a guy who pastors adoptive families, this article is spot on. The majority of adoptions are filled with...

Along for the Ride

I just finished re-reading Nelson Searcy’s Fusion. It’s one of the top five books I recommend to anyone who is trying to refine the ministry of guest services / assimilation / first impressions / general...

You Get One Chance

Recently I came across this comment from a first time guest. (You should know that I don’t make a habit of quoting FTGs on the blog. So if you’re a soon-to-be first timer, feel...

Feet Up. Blog Down.

Feet Up. Blog Down.

Disclaimer: those feet above are not mine. Shoot, it’s not even my ficus, or whatever that plant is. Because the fact is, you couldn’t handle seeing my feet. They would cause you to flee...

Flashback Friday: Directory Persistence

Flashback Friday: Directory Persistence

Around these parts on Friday, I kick back, relax, and turn some dials on the wayback machine. AAO: What is the name of your listing? Me: Lowe’s Hardware. AAO: Did you say, “Roses’ Variety Store”? Me: No.  Lowe’s...