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Don’t Let Your Church Go Viral

The world is watching the ever-growing spread of COVID-19, or coronavirus. With each passing day, we read what if? scenarios surrounding healthcare supplies, travel restrictions, and advisories on large public gatherings. Which raises the...

Top Ten Quotes: Upstream

It’s no secret that I’m an unashamed fan of Chip and Dan Heath. They crank out incredibly good content wrapped in an incredibly compelling writing style. Their primary target audience isn’t churches, but I’ve...

Do You Have Attention Residue?

I’m currently working through Cal Newport’s excellent book Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World. Fair warning: if you have a love for the Twitters and multitasking and the ability to...

It’s Not Beneath You.

There are jobs that we never outgrow. There are duties that we can never completely hand off to another. There are responsibilities that will remain our responsibility no matter how high we climb up...

Danny Recommends: Mr. Heater

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...

Do You Need an Imperfectionist?

Regular readers know that I’m always on somewhat of a Disney kick, but my Disney kick has been even kickier lately. Between Disney+, an upcoming discussion around Be Our Guest, a recent trip to...

Top Ten Quotes: When

Timing matters. Seasons are a real thing. And in Daniel Pink’s book When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, he takes us on a deep dive in understanding how the clock, the calendar, and...

Q&A: How Can We Stop Losing People?

Q: We strive to do two things well: Sunday experience and in-home small groups. However, regular attendees who have gone through our connection processes sometimes just disappear. Do you have any advice? [Tyler Tran,...