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Danny Recommends: Offering Buckets

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...

Left Hands, Right Hands, and the Brain in Between

Recently I took a five hour road trip. You should know that I drive a thirteen year old car with nearly 170,000 miles on it. My teenage car can do five hour road trips, but...

Top Ten Quotes: Don’t Burn Out. Burn Bright.

If you’ve been around for a while, you know the drill: when Jason Young writes a book, I buy it. He’s an endless fount of wisdom in my life, and even though his books now...

They’re Coming. Are You Ready?

Every church leader worth their salt knows about the Christmas and Easter peak crowds: those couple of times per year when the sanctuary is full and resources are stretched to their limits (but don’t call...

5 Questions to Ask About Your Church Traditions

This is the next installment in our ongoing “Small Church” series, which looks at guest services through the lens of the smaller congregation: those with 150 or fewer people in attendance each week. See the...

Do You Believe in What You Lead?

Behold Harvey Ball, the man who invented the iconic smiley face: In 1963, ol’ Harv was commissioned by an insurance company to create an icon to boost the morale of its employees. He cranked out...

Only Two Weekenders Remain for 2023!

If you’ve never been a part of our (FREE!) Guest Services Weekender, you still have two more chances this calendar year: Why choose a Weekender? And one last good reason to choose a Weekender this...

Should You Serve On a Team That You Lead?

Leaders of volunteers are a hardy bunch: they have to possess the perfect mix of visionary, recruiter, trainer, coach, administrator, encourager…sometimes it feels like we hold every role from chief cook to bottle washer. And...

Danny Recommends: Drafts

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...

What is Your Hospitality Reflex?

Imagine that it’s a Sunday morning and you’re standing in your church lobby, getting out of your car in the parking lot, walking through the door of your Sunday School class, or sitting in the...

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