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Easter at Walnut Creek: What to Expect

This Sunday, our church will gather in one spot at one time for the first time in almost nine years. To say we’re excited is a crazy understatement. It’s been a dead sprint for the...

The Eleventh Hour Easter Checklist

*quietly clears throat* Hi. It’s me, Danny. And I’m talking to you on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. That’s five days before Easter. If you’re a church leader, you may be freaking out just a bit...

6 Best Practices for Your Skeleton Crew

We’ve talked before about the importance of a skeleton crew: a small team of volunteers who are fully present for the full service, caring for guests who show up late. Your skeleton crew is a...

Think Outside In

In ChurchWorld™, we tend to think of the auditorium / sanctuary / worship center as our ground zero. The hub for all the happenings. The main event, the big attraction, the centerpiece. And that’s pretty...

Something BIG is Coming This Easter!

Before you read the following post, take note that the original publication date was April 1. April. First. April Fools Day. Thank you. And carry on. By now, you’ve almost certainly heard of the Summit’s...

Lead Your Team to Be Average

Strap yourself in, kids. Uncle Danny is about to walk you through a sports analogy. [Editor’s note: if you’re new, trust us: this will not go well.] A few weeks ago I was having lunch...

Another One Launched

Earlier this month our youngest son…who is still two years old, the last time I checked…married the love of his life. If you’re keeping track, this whole “kid getting married” thing is still pretty new...

What If Our Commute is a Gift of Time?

I have a 25 minute drive to and from work. On this morning’s drive in, my brain drifted to the current work patterns of government workers in a war-torn country (because that’s what my brain...

Do You Have a Lobby Philosophy?

Ah, the church lobby. For some, it is a gathering spot to catch up with friends before or after the service. For others, it is a repository of helpful information, with brochures and posters and...

Danny Recommends: Midland Radios

Every so often we dip our toes into a series called Danny Recommends:, posts that tip you off to the stuff that I…you know. The recommendations might be products for use in your ministry, resources that will...

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