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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Monday Proflections – June 9 2008

I’m very excited about the week ahead, here’s what’s going on with me and CLI: Monday – I’m in the office until 2pm and then off to Chicago.  Here’s what a Monday morning looks like around The Journey: 9:00am – Meeting with my Executive Assistant; 10:30am – Strategic Team Meeting (my direct reports); 1:30pm – All Staff Meeting (30min max); … Read More


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Saturday Roundup – June 6 2008

Here’s a few resources, audios, videos and articles I found helpful this past week.  Enjoy! Leading Your Church Through Tough Financial Times by Injoy Stewardship Services (MP3) Note: You have to opt in to get the 30min MP3 Answer to Multi-Site Criticisms by Greg Surratt Bill Hybels Responds to Misinformation Regarding Willow Creek (Video) Tony Morgan gives a great analysis … Read More


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