Two things I learned (again) this week. Forgive the football metaphor, but it’s my best current means of talking through this. American Football’s offensive scheming is based in set plays, often quite complex. The many moving parts are called to serve the goal of forward progress, down the field and toward the goal line. ButContinue reading “Options and Audibles”
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The Small Stuff Matters
Had the wonderful opportunity to unpack some of the ideas in Flow with Rich Birch over at the UnSeminary podcast. Really fun time and we ended up majoring on planning and projects as well as sharing a bit about my home church – Christ Community Church in Ames, IA. Here’s the link. Hope it’s helpful.Continue reading “UnSeminary Podcast”
Something We Already Know
Patience wins the day. The file showed up, exactly where we’d hoped and with the proper @ tags for staff next steps. Specifically, it was the weekly study questions for our connect group leaders. Previously it had been distributed via email attachments, produced as a blog post and uploaded to our app and then storedContinue reading “Something We Already Know”
One More Meeting. Really?
I know. I know. It boggles the imagination that another slot on your calendar should be sacrificed for a meeting. It’s a big deal. In fact, Megan McInerny—in an excellent talk on project leadership—describes the calling of a meeting as one of the “single most violent acts” you can levy against another human being. You’reContinue reading “One More Meeting. Really?”
This one is funny. Seriously.
Probably difficult to get an accurate count on the number of books, courses, and talks aimed at the interaction of creatives | presenters and those that support them. Here’s a video you’ll love, from the ops side of things. If the link fails you, search for “Piano Guys Studio C.” You’re welcome. For more principlesContinue reading “This one is funny. Seriously.”
Healthier Ministry May Require a Different Rhythm
Lead Pastors, tell me if this sounds familiar: You seek the Lord. You gain a sense of direction. You develop an approach. You implement. And then carry a nagging sense that the impact was less than you’d hoped. Here’s one of ministry’s unchanging truths: our efforts are not the agent of life-change. But that’s notContinue reading “Healthier Ministry May Require a Different Rhythm”
2 Quick Keys to Project Proposals in the Church
I felt a little tired. The meeting was fine, nothing unusual. Still, something lingered in my heart and mind. Not the keep you up at night kind of thing. Just that vague sense of the important-but-undone. Well, actually more like the important-but-undefined. The next morning, it only took me twenty minutes. But I felt much,Continue reading “2 Quick Keys to Project Proposals in the Church”