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Dirty Secret: Assimilation

Most churches have a pretty significant dirty secret that they don't like talking about . . . For every 10 new people that arrive at church . . . 9 of them don't "stick". Is that true at your church?  Do you know what that number looks like? I'd be...
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Tension: Emotive vs. Cool

Tension: 1) The act or process of stretching something tight. 2) The interplay of conflicting elements. Some bad news for church leadership wonks out there: church is not cool. Really. We try to play it all cool because we know that "sells" in our culture.  We're concerned about stage presence...
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Tension: Focused vs. Flexible

Tension: 1) The act or process of stretching something tight. 2) The interplay of conflicting elements. “Realize that change is here, and embrace it. Don't just try to survive. Take the challenge to thrive.” - Melanie Sojourner “Keep focused on the substantive issues. To make a decision means having to...
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Tension: Raw vs. Refined

Tension: 1) The act or process of stretching something tight. 2) The interplay of conflicting elements. Is it possible to package authenticity? Can you manufacture a sense of honesty? Do excellence and realness ever really happen at the same time? Why do so many church leader types seem so plastic?...
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Tension: Tech vs. Touch

Tension: 1) The act or process of stretching something tight. 2) The interplay of conflicting elements. Tech: Video screens, websites, email, social media, kids check in systems, lighting, sound reinforcement, podcasts, web streams, efficient systems, evites, invites, devices . . . everywhere we look the modern church is permeated with...
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Thanking: System? Spontaneous?

So this week we've been chatting about the value of saying thanks. Make sure to drop by the other posts to see the discussion so far! Phil Thurman from Lifebridge Church in Madison, MS does some great stuff when it comes to thanking his team.  During their quarterly leadership development...
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The Unthanked.

The paradox is real.  There is a group of people who are vitally important to the weekly operation of your ministry but often are over looked when it comes to thanking.  I think if we all took 5 minutes this week and reached out this group of people to simply...
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Thanking Donors.

So this week we are talking about the lost art of thanking. How are you taking time to foster a culture of saying "thank you" to people in your ministry? Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone. ~G.B. Stern How do you thank the people who donate to your ministry?...
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Saying thank you.

How do you take time to thank people in your ministry? Or are you of the school of thought that your people should be thanking you for allowing them to be in the ministry? (admit it ... we all know people like that!) Taking time to simply say thank you...
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Benchmarking: Guest Experience

Yesterday we started a conversation about benchmarking.  The organizations you are learning from and focusing on set the pace for your team.  What if we stopped looking at what the church down the street (or across the country for that matter) and attempted to find other "benchmarks" for our leadership...
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