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The Secret Sauce of an Extraordinary Retreat
One of my favorite things to do is speak to middle school and high school students. Over the years of being privileged to do this at weekend retreats, I’ve learned that I need to keep an open mind about what to expect. Without naming names, there..
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What Really Matters to You Theologically?
So… what really, really matters? I was once in a search process that put me in the position to have a role in a particular church. The job wasn’t yet offered to me, but I was told I was in the final group of candidates. This..
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Don’t Freak Out – Try a N.A.P.
Confession time… I once auditioned for a national commercial. The tagline of the product? “Never let them see you sweat.” These commercials were famous. The spokesperson would offer an additional summary at the end of the ad, such as “Everyone feels pressure. Winners don’t let it show.”..
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Volunteer Appreciation on a Budget
I should probably clarify that I don’t normally go dumpster diving. It was simply a matter of timing – I drove by a local Steak-n-Shake that was closing and saw employees tossing out cases of unused sundae glasses. I scored three dozen, just like that. Now..
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Lies You Hear and Say in Church
“You’ll only have to volunteer for a little while.” You’ve heard that one before, right? You may have even said it. It’s not the only lie you’ll hear or tell in church. For the record, this is not meant to be a “church critique” article. You’ve..
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