Process – Friend or Foe?

Pushing a rock up hill

I have a love-hate relationship with “process.” By process, I’m referring to that which we require as a pathway to accomplishing a given task. If you want to become a member of a gym, you must fill out paperwork, disclaimers, pay money, get a photo id card taken, and obey the gym rules going forward. That’s […]

Prepare for the Worst – The Firehouse Principle

The Firehouse Principle

Is your church prepared for the worst? Some of you may be thinking, “What a cheery question!” It is a really important one. In his outstanding book, Great by Choice, Jim Collins writes about a key trait possessed by 10X companies–those who outperformed their competitors tenfold during times of epic chaos: 10Xers differ from their less successful […]

The Monday Rule

Bench

The simple implementation of the Monday rule can change the climate of your church for the better significantly. NVC has worked, unofficially, at creating a “Monday Rule” culture. We’ve never stated it officially, but is understood by most of our people nonetheless because we have encouraged it from our beginning. Staff abides by it, as well. […]