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The Training Game

There are two types of churches when it comes to the training of volunteers: those who actually do it well, and those who really really really need to do it (really). And yes, I’m...

Beauty or Utility?

How do you view the nature of guest services on the weekend? When you think about the roles of the parking team, the seaters, the door openers, and the info table volunteers, what exactly do you...

Thursday Three For All

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 Power of Observation

[This post originally appeared on April 19, 2010.]   A few weeks ago the Franks crew made a stop at a Starbucks.  I love Starbucks like fundamentalists love denim jumpers.  They are all about...

Dud.

[This post originally appeared on July 4, 2011.] When I was in 8th grade, I had a gig as a teacher in “Children’s Church,” which is where Christian parents send their kids so they...

Thursday Three For All

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...

Feel the Effect

When working with a team, it can be difficult to get your vision across. What is crystal-clear in your skull doesn’t always translate once it leaves your lips. And while being a clear visionary...