Attract vs. Capture

In your strategy sessions what is the main metaphor used?  Sports lingo?  Like, "how can we hit a home run?  Or military?  Like, we really need to capture that new market niche? The latest in a very interesting series of

Insights from Lyle Schaller

If you’re unfamiliar with Lyle Schaller, he is something like the Peter Drucker of church consulting.  Very, very smart.  But also very practical.  A rare combination.  A collection of his comments on some interesting topics has turned up over at

7 Practices Podcast

If you haven’t checked out the 7 Practices of Effective Ministry you are missing a great resource.  In my opinion this the most strategic walk-through of how to become more intentional in your effort available today.  I actually believe this

Great Teams

How are you set up to function at your place?  Is it every man for himself?  Or are you desinged to take advantage of the power of a great team?  There is a great collection of articles over at Fortune

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Does our organization’s internal conversation matter?  Does it matter that we’re less (or more) confident about where things are going in private conversations than the way we appear in public?  Does it make a difference that we might appear hopeful

Genius of the “And”

Finding quite a few very helpful nuggets in The Multi-Site Church Revolution: Being One Church in Many Locations.  One of my favorite bloggers is Dave Ferguson from Community Christian Church in Naperville, IL.  They’re multi-site, a really good example of