Tagged: process

The Way Things Are Supposed To Work…

…is usually a polite way of saying, “It’s not working.” You might hear yourself say this when talking about a process, a team, or a volunteer. “Well, the way that it’s supposed to work is…” You...

Let it Breathe

At my core, I naturally drift to being a micromanager. I like to know that systems systematize and structures keep their structure. While systems and structures aren’t inherently evil, I recognize the dangers of...

Baby Steps

Perhaps the greatest movie of the summer of 1991 was What About Bob, the story of a neurotic (played by Bill Murray) and his psychotherapist (Richard Dreyfuss). Maybe one of the reasons I love it is...

Do You Have a Crazy Badger?

Stories like these shouldn’t make me laugh. I should be a man of concern. Of compassion. Of a furrowed brow and a heavy heart. But when I see a headline that reads, “CRAZY BADGER...

Getting Personal With Your Guests

One of the beautiful things about serving guests well can eventually become the death knell of a good first impression. Think about it: if you structure your church to treat guests as an honored...