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GAP – Day 27

Today’s GAP post is for gratitude. The opportunity to build relationships and earn trust is one that I do not take lightly. I have learned that the world is too small and far too connected to be flippant about the way you conduct yourself. In fact, I have learned this the hard way a couple … Continue reading

Church data: Why numbers matter

Church data: Why numbers matter

In churches, much like in the business marketplace, it is natural to track numbers – people, performance, finance, web traffic, etc. As with all data collection, we can get into a rhythm of tracking anything that looks like a number and moves up or down. What do with the data The challenge with data and … Continue reading

A fundamental shift in how we do church

A fundamental shift in how we do church

For the first 20 years, there was never a down year; attendance growth, baptisms, offerings. Every metric that you could measure – everything that the church touched just worked. Then, the leadership team decided to begin resourcing other pastors. But at some point, the church got stuck. The church entered into a season of the … Continue reading

Social media: Share the Story

Social media: Share the Story

Taming social media, especially as a church, is often overwhelming when faced with questions, such as: where do you start, what do you say, what kind of interaction do you want, and how do you share the story? The GCC social media strategy has evolved over several years of trial and error, learning from the … Continue reading

Threads of TEAM

Threads of TEAM

There are several threads that we are all woven into that creates team. These threads encompass all of us within our various roles; pulls us together to achieve greater impact. The first thread is Vision – what could be and should be. You can invite people to climb the mountain with you when you are … Continue reading

Guest blogging: ReInnovate Conference

Guest blogging: ReInnovate Conference

I have been granted an opportunity to guest blog for the ReInnovate Conference this week. This conference is hosted by Wired Churches and is attended by hundreds of church leaders from all over the US and a handful of other countries. Last year I was invited to blog the AND Conference, where I had the … Continue reading