Monday Proflections – July 14, 2008

Here’s what’s happening with me and Church Leader Insights that may be of interest to you this week: Monday – In addition to the usual Sunday follow-up, we are following up on our three newcomer receptions from yesterday.  I was privileged to host in two of the three locations – 30 newcomers in Jersey City and then over 60 in … Read More


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I love to meet new people

Today I’m teaching live at our Jersey City location, by video in Brooklyn and Kerrick is teaching live in Manhattan.  But here’s what’s cool: We are holding newcomer receptions in all three locations! By the time the day is out, I will have met 100 newcomers to our church.  Very cool.  I love to meet new people….they are the lifeblood … Read More


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Spend the Extra Two Seconds – Saturday with Seth

A great reminder from Seth Godin: Two Seconds “Sometimes, busy people need to remind themselves (and us) how busy they are by shaving off the last two seconds of what would otherwise be a pleasant interaction. At a restaurant yesterday, the maitre’d, who is paid to be busy, looked up our name in the reservations book and then said, “over … Read More


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Whose Kingdom Are You Building? (Learn and Return)

I try to live by the axiom “Learn and Return,” which says: If you LEARN a lesson or principle that helps your church, you must RETURN that to others so they can benefit too. Sometimes this means that the ideas or lessons you are using are not your own and that you can’t take credit for them! It might also … Read More


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Applications Now Available – New Coaching Network for Senior Pastors

It’s taken me a while to get it all together but the application for my new Tele-Coaching Network for Senior Pastors is now available. I’m very excited about this network and the quality leaders that have already applied.  I could go on and on trying to motivate you to consider applying (we start in August) but let me just direct … Read More


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Break the Summer Giving Slump with a Mid Year Giving Statement (plus a free download of my letter)

If you’ve listened to my Stewardship Seminar then you know that I’m a fan of quarterly giving statements. The IRS only requires that you send “Giving Statements” once a year (in January) to everyone who has given financially to your church but I recommend you do it four times a year. Even if you can’t send giving statements four times … Read More


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Executive Pastor Coaching – Last Call for Applications

This Thursday, Kerrick Thomas, The Journey’s Executive Pastor, will be starting an 8-month Executive Pastor Tele-Coaching Network.  I worked with him to design the network, which will tackle the 8 unique challenges for an Executive Pastor (they include, the systems challenge; the staffing challenge; the senior pastor challenge, etc.). This is a great opportunity for Executive Pastors or those who … Read More


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Monday Proflections July 7, 2008

I’m looking forward to the upcoming week. Here’s what’s happening with me and Church Leader Insights plus a free resource that may be of interest to you: Monday – I’ll be in the office all day for the usual round of meetings. One of the highlights for me is the Sunday debrief. Here’s a free podcast that Jason and I … Read More


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