7 Tips for Churches Upping Their Hospitality Game

"Dear fellow churches, if you leave the guest book open right by the front door, there may be someone who feels like they need to sign in - that is, with a working pen." My wife and I were looking for a place to have a Christmas recital for her piano students and stumbled into … Continue reading 7 Tips for Churches Upping Their Hospitality Game

Coaching Shorts #001 – “If you and I had a coffee together…”

If you grew up in the 80's like I did you remember the iconic shorts that coaches wore.  If your coach had a big gut these shorts would at least let him show off his big beefy tan legs if he had them. This segment I'm calling Coaching Shorts is dedicated to offering creative coaching … Continue reading Coaching Shorts #001 – “If you and I had a coffee together…”

The Dude Abides: Day 1 ~ Follow Me

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations... and I will be with you, always, even to the end of the age” Matthew 28:19a-20b   These last recorded statements of Jesus make it plain and obvious what God’s agenda is for the church is until Christ returns.  An abiding dude’s due diligence is to be … Continue reading The Dude Abides: Day 1 ~ Follow Me

Getting Started in Leadership

I had a friend ask mine if I would put together a list of the most important things that developing leaders should do in order to grow. Below is just a brief snapshot of a few ideas. Here's the list. 1. Spend time with leaders. At least once a month ask a leader to lunch … Continue reading Getting Started in Leadership

Lewis and Spurgeon

I love the writings of C.S. Lewis and C.H. Spurgeon. They have labored in the mines of my devotion towards Christ. They were preachers, similar thinkers, and both loyal to the Queen, but with different kinds of pulpits. The difference is that Lewis makes me want make someone a cappuccino, have a good cry together … Continue reading Lewis and Spurgeon

A Primer on Disciple-Making

I remember listening to one of the pastors preach on a Sunday evening at Cherry Street Baptist Church, in Springfield Missouri during my second Senior year at Baptist Bible College. Yes, I said my second Senior year. It was the only year they offered the program and haven't offered it since:) Okay, I crammed four … Continue reading A Primer on Disciple-Making