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Multi-Site Basics

You just landed on an every-once-in-a-while series called Primer Posts, a curated collection of my favorite articles and books on one particular topic. These are the resources I usually point to when people ask about getting...

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...

Danny Recommends: Video Teleprompter 3

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...

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...

Top Ten Quotes: Above All

Let’s get one thing clear: even though I’m on staff at The Summit Church, I am not contractually obligated to read J.D. Greear‘s books. Or wash his car. Or tutor his kids in trigonometry....

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...

Why You Should Postpone Your Planning

Leaders plan stuff. It’s just what we do. We don’t stroll into an event or a calendar year unless we’re armed to the teeth with plans, contingency plans, emergency plans for our contingency plans,...