When something needs to be repaired…are you ever tempted to just break out the duct tape? How many of you still have a vacuum cleaner with electrical tape holding together your power cord? Have you ever used "fix-a-flat" and not
Have you heard about FeedBlitz? I was checking out Seth Godin’s blog this a.m. and saw his most recent posts about RSS. His post led me over to Rajesh Setty’s blog and a link to a very cool tool! FeedBlitz
Isn’t it always tempting to put off those conversations, those actions that will be painful but will lead to change? To say to yourself, "right now is not the best time." "After this storm passes, then we’ll implement this move."
So let’s say you’ve begun to honestly assess some of your programs and you’ve concluded that they really are designed to meet the needs of the already-convinced. Is that a problem? What do you think? Back to the quadrant view
Have you ever taken a serious look at the individual programs of your church? What if you worked through each area of ministry, each individual program, and simply asked, "whose needs are designed to be met?" Or maybe, "who would
Are you intentional in your efforts? Do your programs and events make sense in light of what you’re really trying to do? If you were to carefully describe who you’re trying to reach (win over, communicate with, etc.) would we
Do you know Seth Godin? I don’t know him…but I’m enjoying what he writes, and posts on his blog. There were two very interesting posts on Friday. One about Bill Gross, a sort’ve pioneer in internet marketing from an upcoming
What helps you sort through ideas, arrive at an assumption, and then explain it? For me it is almost always an illustration, graph, or metaphor. For example, on my desk I have two 2 liter bottles of Coca Cola. One
What do you do when an outcome doesn’t match up with what you’ve expected or hoped for? Are you open to reconsidering what might be true about something? Here’s a great post on the honest observation of an anomaly (the
“You can’t choose problem-free. It doesn’t exist. But you can choose the set of problems you’d rather deal with.” I remember where I was sitting when I first heard that phrase. Pastor’s Toolbox Seminar…left side…two thirds of the way back.