Tagged: church

Lousy Announcements Lead to Lousy Events

During a recent session of Connections Confab, our Small Groups Pastor David Talbert led a discussion on Starting Point, the newcomers event we host here at the Summit. As an aside, he referenced three reasons...

For Them

Churches are notorious for building the kingdom. That seems like a good thing, until you realize that it’s not the kingdom with a capital “K” that the Bible talks about. Rather, it’s our own...

Putting in Your Time

Imagine for a moment that you’re in a big box store, a restaurant, or your doctor’s office. You have a question about something, and so you approach an employee. “Excuse me,” you begin… But...

Less is More

We’re at the beginning of another school year, campers, which means that last night I spent the equivalent of four presidential administrations filling out paperwork. Lots of paperwork. Tons and tons of paperwork. Enough paperwork...

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 bold print to read the...

Interrogate Your Guests

This post title is what you would call “hyperbole.” When guests show up on the weekend, there’s no need to tie them to a chair, flip on a spotlight, and play good cop /...

Be Observant

Recently I was on a flight from Atlanta to San Antonio. It was a typical travel leg: crowded plane, too-small seat, frustrated passengers ready to get to their destination. In many ways, it was completely...