Why It Might Work This Time

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There is nothing more frustrating than having an idea for reaching people you are sure is going to work, and having it shot down by those responsible for deciding whether it moves forward. One it feels so crummy is because it feels like the death of that vision, because a “no” feels like an eternal “no.” That doesn’t have to be the case.

If it’s been a while since you brought it up, bring it up again. If the church actually did try the idea and it didn’t work, that doesn’t mean it will never work–though sometimes it does. Look at it again with fresh eyes. Perhaps it will work this time. There is one primary reason it might work this time–things have changed. Not people, not traditions, etc. What? The emotional processes in your church may have changed.

The 4 Best Things I’ve Heard This Week

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  I was blessed to have spent some of this week listening to some of the smartest, wisest people in Christendom talk about leadership and walking with Christ. What they had to say was so good, I wanted to give you just four of these that really stuck with me. I’ve added some adjoining comments. 4. “Culture […]

The Power of Once a Week

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If you were trying to lose weight or improve your cardiovascular condition, would you rather run three times a week or once a week? OK, we all jumped at three? But, we don’t do it. Instead, we will run once a week and feel like a failure…or not run at all and continue to dream about running […]