Tagged: volunteers

One Question Wednesday

From time to time I’ll dial back the multi-paragraph blog posts and drill down on one question. (Okay, I’ve done it twice. But technically that counts as “time to time.” So boom.) Who are...

People > Signage

I’m a big fan of signs. No, not the creepy M. Night Shyamalan movie featuring Mel Gibson in his pre-Aramaic days. I am referring, of course, to the wayfinding devices that populate airports, retail centers,...

You Need a Skeleton Crew

What happens when a guest shows up late to your church? What do they see? What do they experience? What do they do? Where do they go? Not long ago I arrived at one...

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...

Mommy, Where Do Leaders Come From?

Volunteers. Depending on your background or current situation, that word can either strike fear into your heart, fill you with dread, or – if you have had great experiences – make you imagine that...

“Please” is Never Enough.

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   If you’re a pastor, no doubt you say “please” a lot....

How Deep Does Your Trust Go?

In a recent post, I talked about our staff’s desire to assume the best: that the people around us are smart and have good intentions. And that’s an outstanding mantra…one that belongs on one...

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...