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The Rock Church of Greater Portland (Scarborough, Maine)

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...

Church Caste Systems Feel Great. Dismantle Them Anyway.

You remember the concept of caste system from seventh grade, right? There’s a societal hierarchy that’s nearly impossible to break out of. You’re stuck in the situation you’re born into. I’m afraid it’s possible for...

“Love Thy What?”: 7 Ways to Befriend Your Neighbor During COVID-19

Our culture didn’t need any assistance in further isolating ourselves, and yet a global pandemic has managed to do just that. Each day we hear stories of people who yearn for community and friendship. Singles and...

The Team You Think You Have Is No Longer the Team You Have.

Back in the fall, some of our campuses sent out surveys to volunteers, gauging their readiness to serve again. Up to 40% of team members said they’d be back when weekend services relaunched. But once...

You Won’t Make Everyone Happy. Be Kind Anyway.

Leaders, you don’t need me to remind you that we’re in a hard place. And it’s nowhere close to over. 2020 brought us a pandemic, an election, serious racial unrest, and more division than many...

Make the Connection. Keep the Connection.

A first-time guest is a fragile guest. They are on high alert for anything that feels familiar and safe, and have a low tolerance for anything that pushes them out of their comfort zone. That’s...

Top Ten Quotes: The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry

Out of all the books I read last year, few were as convicting and painful and needed and immediately applicable as John Mark Comer’s The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry: How to Stay Emotionally Healthy and...

Take a Quick Survey, Win Fifty Bucks!

It’s time for our annual blog survey…a dozen quick questions that you can answer in 90 seconds flat and get a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. All answers are 100% anonymous, unless...

Hinson Baptist Church (Portland, Oregon)

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...

Q&A: How Do You Schedule Writing and Posting?

Q: I provide support to three different teams on our church staff. One new role involves social media posting and updating blogs. What systems and tools do you use to consistently stay up to date...

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