Confession time…I like meetings. Not all meetings…meetings that have a point and are about something interesting. Some people really dread them. There are good reasons for this. If you haven’t read Patrick Lencioni’s book, Death by Meeting, it’ll fill you in on why so many people hate meetings. One of the main principle’s is… "Don’t ask someone to attend somebody else’s meeting." We’ve started trying to do this a bit more at HOCC, and it seems to help.

But a good meeting, talking about strategic things, is awesome.

Do you love or hate meetings? Why?

Dr. Tim Spivey is Pastor of New Vintage Church in Escondido, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on numerous websites, including:, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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