Members Reception Today

Today I’m hosting a brief reception for members after each of our services. It will be a 30 minute reception where I cast vision for the fall and provide key updates to our members.  The basic purpose for this is similar to the Newcomers Reception (which I wrote about here) but the focus is on members. Since last year I’ve … Read More

Nelson SearcyAssimilation, Leadership

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10 Reasons to Invite People to Follow Jesus Every Week

Friday is for friends and today’s friend is Craig Groeschel from He had two great posts this week that tackle the same subject from two different angles.  Here’s the posts: 10 Reasons to Invite People to Follow Christ Every Week At Church from : swerve by Craig Groeschel 1. Someone may be at church only once. 2. The … Read More

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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 (

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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