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From the Blog
When was the last vacation you skipped? Ministry leaders are pros at the "stay-cation," the "on-a-work-trip-and-add-a-stop-at-hotel-pool-cation," and especially the "on-vacation-except-really-still-on-call-cation." Lately, when I've taken even a day or two of vacation...read more
One year after the launch of The Visual Faith Project, the images and guiding questions are being used to spark deep conversations about the intersection of God in daily life. We've collected a few stories from churches around the country so you can gather ideas about...read more
“Plan the work and work the plan.” I don’t know who first coined this phrase but it is so true. But it seems that many churches don’t have a plan, they simply “hope” that what they are doing will make a difference. Sure, there are many things we can’t plan for in...read more
So you listened to God and listened to your community. Now what? If you’ve taken the time to do these two things (really taken a good, hard look), then it’s time to develop some innovations that stick and truly matter in people’s lives. This is the fun part isn’t it?...read more
What is going on? Really. It’s a huge question. I encourage you to stop for a minute and ask it. Ok, I know you have asked it, possibly while throwing your hands up in the air after no one signed up for your “church thing." So when that happens, do you ask...read more
We're starting a new blog series on training. Have you been trained well? I mean, are you really equipped to navigate the waters of the ministry before you? Are you trained well enough so that you can train others? I have a confession. When I started working in the...read more