Avoid These 5 Staffing Mistakes
Apr11

Avoid These 5 Staffing Mistakes

“The single most important thing great companies did that good companies didn’t was make superb people decisions.” That was from Jim Collins at the Catalyst West conference last year. Collins is one of my favorites…OK, my favorite, author on leadership from a business perspective. The research his team has done over the years has changed even the everyday language of leadership for many. While not everything...

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Stay Away from the Ministry Casino
Dec04

Stay Away from the Ministry Casino

Risk is usually called, “stepping out on faith,” in church. That’s a shame, because they aren’t the same thing. There is such a thing as stepping out on faith. It’s just not the same as taking faith-based risks that make common sense. For instance, “stepping out on faith” might mean a church aspires to a particular goal or vision God has for them that will require stretching and perhaps some...

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Friday Stream of Consciousness – 81
May31

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 81

Here are some things on my mind this Friday: As the summer hits, I’m going to include some personal notes in this week’s edition. It’s interesting how often I hear, when discussing volatile issues of our time with Christians (even pastors), the phrase, “I just feel…” or “I just think…” lead off their statement. On many of the issues of our time, it’s vital the Scriptures...

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Monday Stream of Consciousness
May06

Monday Stream of Consciousness

Yes, I know these humble posts are usually scheduled for Fridays. However, last week was good, but insane from ministry perspective. So, I’m posting Stream of Consciousness on Monday. Sorry for the 3 day delay, but the blog was made for man, not man for the blog. Here are some things on my mind this Monday morning: We baptized our beautiful daughter, Anna, yesterday morning. Of all my dad moments, it’s is unquestionably on...

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Napkins at IHOP – The IHOP Principle
Mar06

Napkins at IHOP – The IHOP Principle

When your church has to make spending cuts (and all churches will at some point), choose wisely. By wisely, I mean don’t make cuts that offer low ROC (return on cut). Let me explain. The primary reason go into an IHOP is for the Cinn-a-stack pancakes. If I could do without those, I would rarely eat at IHOP. Here’s why: there are two things they do that ding my breakfast experience there. First, they give you one, small,...

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