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What if …

Do you ever find yourself in the wondering mindset of “what if?”  What if usually provides opportunities for what is possible.  Granted for some people

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Transition Time

While some are ending their school year or even graduating, in the church world many are entering into a time of transition.  This is a

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At the Heart of the Matter

In earlier posts I have suggested that people are searching for community and purpose.  People are lonely and many are depressed.  People are looking for

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Leading Out of the Pandemic

We are beginning to see the light at the end of this long, dark pandemic tunnel.  Vaccinations are rolling out.  Positive test result statistics are

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RElaunch or REopen

As the COVID vaccination is made available to more and more of the population, a greater number of churches are offering expanded in-person worship opportunities. 

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Relational Shifts, Part Two

Last week the first five relational shifts the post-pandemic church will need to make were introduced.  This week we continue those relational shifts with the

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Relational Shifts, Part One

In my upcoming book (due out in late March), Being the Church in the Post-Pandemic World, I identified eight different game-changers for churches who want

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How Flexible Are You?

In a quick poll recently, I asked what people thought was the top trait leaders needed to exhibit and practice in 2021.  Overwhelmingly, the top

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Being or Doing

We are all human beings.  Imperfect people doing our best day in and day out to follow a perfect Savior.  On an average day, we

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Breathe with Gratitude

Breathe with Gratitude As we head into this week of Thanksgiving, I wonder if we can all just take a deep breath.  This past year

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Are You Ready?

The Advent season will begin very soon.  This is the season where churches typically receive more guests than any other time of year.  Is your

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Falling Back

This past weekend we re-entered the season of daylight savings.  In 1966 the Uniform Time Act was passed and created what we now refer to

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Time to Re-Vision?

Our world has changed.  Our communities have changed.  Our context has changed.  It seems like everything has changed!  How is your church responding and adjusting

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Start, Stop, and Suspend

While there is much to mourn in this time of pandemic, it is also a season of opportunity.  But, this season will not last forever. 

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The Opportunity

Recently I heard Mark Batterson, author of The Circle Maker, cite some interesting information.  He shared that the brain processes 100 bits of spoken information

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Promoter or Detractor?

What kind of experience does your first-time guest have at your church?  Does he or she leave being a promoter or a detractor?  Would he

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What are you Tolerating?

The most common response to asking how people are doing these days is being tired, worn out, weary, etc.  We have gone through some unprecedented

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Onboarding

On Boarding is No Longer Optional  “Employee (pastor, district superintendent, key staff) orientation centers around and exists to help the individual employee (pastor, district superintendent,

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Calendar Creeping

Calendar Creeping Sometime in mid-March it happened.  Our jam-packed calendars were suddenly empty.  Trips were cancelled.  Events were cancelled.  Meetings were cancelled.  Parties were cancelled. 

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What’s Your Sweet Spot?

Churches are beginning to make plans for moving back into their buildings – some sooner than others.  Some churches are more anxious than others to

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Don’t Miss out!

FOMO – it is a real thing!  We all have some level of the “fear of missing out.”  Yet few of us have thought about

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