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First Time Guest Easter Baskets

Before you read the following post, take note that the original publication date was April 1. April. First. April Fools Day. Thank you. And carry on. Subscribed via email or RSS feed? Click here for the...

Flashback Friday: Believing Forgetters

This week I have been putting normal blog content on hold as we take time to reflect on Passion Week. (You can begin the “Instead of Me” series here.) As we come to the end...

Instead of Me: Punished

Christians around the world will celebrate Easter this weekend, and so I thought it fitting to postpone the normal blog content to join the celebration. At the Summit we’ve been in a series called “Instead of Me.”...

Instead of Me: Accused

It’s Passion Week, and I’m putting typical guest services content on hold so that we can pause and reflect on the defining moments of history. At the Summit we’ve been in a series called “Instead of Me.” The bumper...

Instead of Me: Taken

It’s Passion Week, and I am shelving normal blog content so we can reflect together on the moments that changed history. At our church we’ve been in a series called “Instead of Me.” The bumper videos...

Instead of Me: Betrayed

It’s Passion Week. This weekend, millions of Christians around the world will observe the death and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Over the last few weeks our pastor has been in a sermon series...

Flashback Friday: Can Your Volunteers Love Each Other Too Much?

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   Team unity is a beautiful thing. If you’ve been in a ministry setting for...

Thursday Three For All: Easter Evangelism, Spiritual Reasons to Control Your Calendar, and Monty Python Reimagined

It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the big bold print to read the...

River Ridge Church (Hurricane, West Virginia)

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...

There Ain’t Nothing New About Attractional Ministry

“[The] common assumption has been that the work of Christ is really prosperous only when crowds are assembled in His name, and…the supreme problem of the Christian church is how to devise a Sunday service...

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