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Dance With the One Who Brung Ya

Imagine for a moment a man who has been the recipient of great grace at the hands of his church’s volunteer teams: every Sunday, he’s directed to a parking spot close to the building. A...

Danny Recommends: Klvied Sign Holder

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...

Q&A: How Can I Get My Vols to Engage?

Q: How would you suggest we equip our volunteers to engage the disengaged on Sunday mornings (new guests, people sitting by themselves, etc.)? How can it come across as genuine and not just because they...

Top Ten Quotes: The Culture Solution

Matthew Kelly’s The Culture Solution: A Practical Guide to Building a Dynamic Culture delivers on the title. It’s imminently practical, and the steps he lays out really will lead to a culture that lives and...

A Sneak Preview of One-Day Workshop: Guest Services 2.0

Our team just wrapped up the content for our upcoming brand new One-Day Workshop topic, and I want to give you a sneak preview. But first, some context: back in 2016, we debuted a couple...

The Easy Way Out

Not too long ago, I was on my way to the grocery store when I came up on a line of cars and a road crew. Apparently a large-ish tree had fallen across two lanes...

“Aim at Your Guests and You’ll Hit the Congregation Every Time.”

“Aim at your guests and you’ll hit the congregation every time.” It was likely a throwaway line by Daniel Simmons, one of our pastors, in a recent meeting. But that line has been lodged in...

Does Discipleship Happen at Home or at Church?

Today’s guest post is by Chris Pappalardo, fellow staffer at the Summit and one of the founders of GoodKind. (I’ve talked about GoodKind before…they’re the creators of Advent Blocks and an ever-growing list of resources...

Broad Expectations vs. Narrow Conversations

From time to time (and by time to time I mean maybe 42 individual instances before this day is out), you’re going to run across team behavior that you’re not necessarily a fan of: a...

6 Reasons You Should Keep a Master Purchase List

If you’re in any leadership role, you’re eventually going to be handed a budget or a credit card or a checkbook (kids: ask your parents) and told to go on a shopping spree. Whether it’s...

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