Tagged: volunteers

Don’t Divide Your Volunteers

Not long ago our five year old daughter lost her first tooth. Because we’re parents who are given to much childhood whimsy, we explained the concept of the Tooth Fairy and encouraged her to...

What Do You Stand For?

Much ink has been spilled on the subject of vision. Whether it’s our churches, our businesses, our our individual lives, we’ve all been challenged to articulate our vision, pursue our vision, protect our vision,...

Hitting the ESRC Button

Several months ago I had a conversation with my friend Tony, the owner / operator of my favorite Chick-fil-A. (Full disclosure: Tony employs two of my sons, so I will only speak in positive, glowing...

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...

Step. By Step. By Step.

I love it when a plan comes together. I love hearing from guests who talk about their experience in terms of ease: easy to find my way. Easy to get information. Easy to know...

The Gospel Summit

One of the things I’m grateful for about our church is our commitment to resource other churches. It’s not because we do things better than everyone else (a quick peek will dispute that). It’s...

The Reason Our Volunteers Disengage

I’m a few chapters in to Simon Sinek’s latest book, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t. It’s a great summary of how the best organizations are defined by a sense of...

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...

Rules or Tools?

Way back in my first few weeks at the Summit – during the season where all of us were trying to figure out what this new role looked like – my lead pastor made...