Tagged: church

We Send Our Best

This weekend the Summit commissioned 108 people to four North American church plants. Over the next few weeks we’ll be seeing these folks move to D.C., Wilmington, NC, and two locations in Durham. Our Summit Network has...

Thursday Three For All

Thursday Three For All

Neighbors accuse church of too much joyful noise. (via @latimes) What’s the balance between being a blessing to your community and risking annoyance? Discuss. “Is this a church?” Sidonie Smith said as she stood outside...

When You Shouldn’t Talk to Your Guests

Yesterday we covered the six times in a weekend service that you should strategically plan to address your guests. But what about times when you should strategically plan not to talk to them? Any time you...

Six Times to Talk to Your Guests

Let’s start with the basics: we should aim to talk to our guests all the time. When they show up on the weekend, they are our honored guests (that’s why we call ’em guests,...

This Is Not Normal

This Is Not Normal

Yesterday afternoon marked the launch of the eighth campus of the Summit Church. Summit Blue Ridge kicked off with two services, a huge army of volunteers, and over 600 people in attendance. As I...

Thursday Three For All

Thursday Three For All

Four Reasons Why You Might Feel Disconnected From Your Church. (via @NathanRouse, HT @JustinKBuchanan) Don’t read the post without also hitting the comments. Yes, I agree with all four of Nathan’s points, but I also...

Customer Loyalty Programs and the Church

I thought this article from Help Scout was pretty interesting. The skinny: researchers examined the effect of customer loyalty programs on…you guessed it…customer loyalty. The test involved handing out two sets of “free carwash”...

Ministry Grid Launches

Ministry Grid Launches

Earlier this year I told you about Ministry Grid, an online training tool that will help you take church leadership development to a new level. I’m honored to be a small part of the...