• Seven Surprisingly Effective Ways to Increase Your Worship Attendance

    Seven Surprisingly Effective Ways to Increase Your Worship Attendance

    Webinar Resource List: Webinar Recording: Seven Surprisingly Effective Ways to Increase Your Worship Attendance Download a copy of this post in pdf format: http://goo.gl/z0mfi  Download the PowerPoint from this webinar: http://goo.gl/s36fr Lay Shepherding Document from Steve Kirby: http://goo.gl/ToisH Fifty Ways to Increase Worship Attendance – Crossman: http://goo.gl/DlgVD Human Behavior Switch – by Chip and Dan Heath – http://goo.gl/WgZa9 […]Read More »
  • A Day without E-mail

    A Day without E-mail

    I took an e-mail fast yesterday.  I just put up an out of office notice on my account and resisted the urge to pick up my phone and check to see if amazon had sent me a love note.  I don’t know about you, but trying to write on a computer these days is like […]Read More »
  • [re]Connect Your Church To Its Community Webinar

    [re]Connect Your Church To Its Community Webinar

    The Connect Your Church recording is now available on YouTube. Please give us feedback for this Webinar by completing this brief survey: Our next webinar is January 31 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am: Seven surprisingly effective ways you can influence people to be present in worship and increase their participation and discipleship in the church.  Leader […]Read More »
  • What I Love about Panera Bread

    What I Love about Panera Bread

    You might think it is the food.  I do like the food and drink combos that Panera offers, but what I really love about Panera is the way they train their staff. I’ve been asked how to pronounce my first name (Is it steff-ahn or stev-un?).  I’ve been offered a free drink, a free pastry, […]Read More »
  • Car Wash Discipleship

    Car Wash Discipleship

    Mr. Beckner taught me how to wash a car [by hand, for those of you who always hire Auto Bell].  Anyone could spray some water on a car, and rinse the mud off the tires.  But to really wash a car you had to look at the car.  You had to see the corners and […]Read More »
  • Inviting Susan

    Inviting Susan

    “Pass the ball!  Margo is open!  Pass the ball!”  Beth yelled at her daughter.  Kate set the pass to Margo who skipped the ball past the goalie. The sidelines erupted with cheering moms and dads.  Margo’s mom, Susan, hugged Beth. “Kate made the play – she’s such a great team player.  You should be so […]Read More »
  • The Revolution Will Have to Start Without Me

    The Revolution Will Have to Start Without Me

    Dear Jesus, I wanted to thank you for your thoughtful invitation to join the little band of fishermen who are going with you to Jerusalem.  They were so enthusiastic I must admit I was tempted to drop what I was doing to join in.  But when I noticed they were leaving their nets behind on […]Read More »
  • Free Webinar: From First Time Guests to Engaged Disciples

    Free Webinar: From First Time Guests to Engaged Disciples

    Susan got her kids up at 8:30 on Sunday morning and started on the weekday routine. “Mom, it’s Sunday.  Why do we have to get up?” “We are going to church.  I decided that we needed to be in church.  So stop whining and get dressed.” By 10 am, everyone was dressed, fed and the […]Read More »
  • Missional Game Night

    Missional Game Night

    “I was thinking about the game next Monday night.   What if we had a missional party at the house and invited Mark and Joan from the Bible study and Sam’s parents? “ Ginger asked her husband Brad. “That’s interesting.  I haven’t met Sam’s parents.  What are their names?” “Her name is Barbara.  I’m not sure his […]Read More »