Have You Called Your Office Lately?

Here’s a great exercise… call your church office with a basic question like “what time are your services?” Or better yet, have a have friend do it. Then, sit back and see what happens. Are you able to reach a live person? If so, is the greeting friendly? Do they know how to transfer a call? Does the person answering … Read More


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Where There’s Slack There’s Lack – Part 6 of 8

SYSTEM #6: THE STEWARDSHIP SYSTEM Wednesday has rolled around again! Time for the weekly installation of our eight-part “Where There’s Slack There’s Lack” series. I’m particularly excited about the system we are looking at today. It’s a crucial system and one that’s surrounded by a lot of questions and misconceptions… Have you ever had a hard time getting new believers … Read More


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Monday Proflections, August 18, 2008

Here’s what’s happening with Church Leader Insights and me this week that may be of interest to you. Monday – I’m taking a day of vacation today and a few days early next week…a few last minute days off before the rush of the fall.  We have a great team at The Journey and sometimes I think they do better … Read More


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Sunday Friend – Greg Rohlinger

One of the highlights of my trip to Phoenix last week was hanging with Greg Rohlinger.  I’ve known Greg since 2002 and every time we are together he stretches me and encourages me.  He’s the real deal. I was also impressed that he sent 20 people to my Fusion seminar last Thursday but I was even more impressed that he … Read More


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Six Lessons from Jimmy Buffett (kevineikenberry.com)

If you’ve heard me speak live, you know that I’m a fan of two very different Buffetts – Warren Buffett and Jimmy Buffett. (They are actually more alike than you think.) So, this recent post from Kevin Eikenberry caught my attention . . I think you’ll find it helpful: “Tuesday night my family and I went to see Jimmy Buffett. … Read More


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Predictably Irrational – A Book Recommendation

Each month, in The Church Leader Insights Newsletter, I recommend two books that have been helpful to me personally or to our team at The Journey. One of this month’s recommendations is Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely. Here’s what I wrote in the newsletter: “Our Executive Staff just completed reading this book. Last month, I took one idea from this … Read More


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Where There’s Slack There’s Lack – Part 5 of 8

SYSTEM #5: THE MINISTRY SYSTEM Welcome to Part 5 of the weekly, Wednesday series, “Where There’s Slack There’s Lack!” If you’ve been tracking with me each week, I hope the effort you’ve been putting in is creating a new level of excellence in your church. If you have you ever had a hard time mobilizing volunteers, then you are going … Read More


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Are Your Big Givers Members?

Just before our last membership class at The Journey, a question came to me: How many of our Top 100 givers are members? I felt like God had prompted this question, so I asked our financial team to give me a list of everyone who is a Top 100 giver but not yet a member. When I got the list, … Read More


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