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When You Hit Your Ceiling, Knock Out Some Walls.

It can be hard to climb the corporate ladder in the church world. Some would argue that you shouldn’t. After all, we’ve seen the lure and the defects of celebrity Christian culture. “Climbing a ladder”...

Multi-Site: Do You Need a Boot Camp?

Multi-site churches often struggle with the “curse of knowledge,” the phenomenon that occurs when something is so second-nature to us, we assume that everyone else should know it, as well. In multi-site world, the curse...

Triage Your Team: How to Make the Most of a Low Weekend

Every leader has been there: the Saturday night phone call. The Sunday morning text message. The inexplicable half-dozen who obviously collaborated and decided they were picking this weekend to be no-shows. At some point, we’re...

Covid-Friendly, Congregationally-Friendly, or Community-Friendly?

This weekend, most of us will be hitting the one-year mark from when all of our churches moved online. We’ve learned a lot since March of 2020. New ways of ministry have been introduced that...

How to Keep Moving in a “Hurry Up and Wait” Work Culture

Anytime we work with people, there will be times when it feels like our work comes to a screeching halt because we’re waiting on a decision. Or an answer. Or approval. Or a passed budget...

Hope Church (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Each month, we revisit a series of posts called Guest Services Road Trip. We’ll travel the country from the comforts of our couches, interviewing leaders who are in the trenches of ministry. Do you have an idea for GSRT...

Top Ten Quotes: Confronting Christianity

I recently wrapped up Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World’s Largest Religion, and I was immediately confronted by three things: Rebecca McLaughlin is crazy-smart and well-researched.I’m not smart enough to be in her...

What’s Your Morning Plan?

We’ve talked before about the importance of routine when it comes to a productive week: that day-after-day, no-surprises, ideal slog that helps us get stuff done. [See Mapping Your Ideal Week] But I get it:...

How To Lead Like A Bully (In Three Easy Steps)

The Old Testament story of Rehoboam is one of the most haunting in all of scripture. In it, we see a man who had the ability to unite Israel and rebuild his family’s legacy, but...

Danny Recommends: ToothFairy

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. These might be products for use in your ministry, resources that will help...

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