How close are you to Hartford, CT?

On Friday, Bob Franquiz will be teaching my seminar on Assimilation in Hartford, CT. If you are within driving distance (i.e., within an 10 hour drive!) then I highly recommend you make it to this seminar. Someone told me recently that Bob actually teaches the seminar better than I do – but I’m in denial for now. Bob is a … Read More


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A Miraculous Story – New Podcast

Most of you know Roy Mansfield as a Teaching Pastor at The Journey or the Director of Church Leader Insights or my colleague on several resources or the monthly podcasts but how much do you really know about him? Well, in this month’s new podcast the truth comes out!  No, I’m not talking about his difficulties with the cops or … Read More


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Monday Proflections – June 16 – 21

Here’s at what’s going on this week with me and Church Leader Insights (CLI) that might be of interest to you: Monday – I’m away today for a writing day – working on my next book (I can’t tell you the title yet but one of the goals of the book is to bridge the gap between attractional and missional … Read More


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A Big Party Today

Kelley and I are in Atlanta today where our families are all coming together for Alexander’s 2nd Birthday (which is officially June 19).  Alex is enjoying life in suburbia as you can tell in this pic:


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Answering Your Assimilation Questions – #4 and #5

This is two-for-one “Assimilation Friday!” For the last several days, I’ve been answering some of the most common assimilation questions I get in response to my Assimilation Seminar and Fusion – my new book on assimilation. I’m going to wrap this up today by answering two more questions about Connection Cards. Here goes: #4 – How do you measure your … Read More


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Answering Your Assimilation Questions – #3

Question #3 – Do guests have to hand their Connection Cards in to someone in exchange for the free gift? We don’t ask guests to do anything that would make them uncomfortable – that includes handing their Connection Cards directly to someone in order to get the free gift we offer them. Instead we ask everyone, including guests, to put … Read More


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Answering Your Assimilation Questions – #2

Question # 2 – Do You Do A Newcomer Reception? I get this question a lot. Pastors everywhere are wondering whether or not to do a reception and what it should look like if they do… should it be weekly? Monthly? What should it entail? How do you get people to attend? There are lots of questions wrapped up in … Read More


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Answering Your Assimilation Questions – #1

This week, I’m going to spend some time answering a few of the most common questions I get about the assimilation process. These are questions that seem to pop up time and time again during my Assimilation Seminar and as people read my new book on Assimilation, Fusion. The first question is: “What do you say to get people to … Read More


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Are you speaking Christianese?

Chris Forbes as a great article on the danger of speaking Christianease – you can read it here. Here’s a few of the highlights: (Start Quote) Have you ever read copy in church advertisements like the lines below? “Join us this Sunday for anointed Holy Ghost preaching, dynamic praise and worship and intimate fellowship in the body” “At our church … Read More


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