Monthly Archives: August 2014

And He walks with me… Andy talks with me…

I love “In the Garden” , the lyrics remind me that Christ is always with me. Remember the joke that is a parody of that same hymn;? “Andy walks with me, Andy talks to me…” said the little Sunday School

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Middle School and High School youth see the big picture, when it’s really big.

Marketing companies are spending millions of dollars trying to figure out Generation Z (Your High School and Middle Schoolers) and creating fast-paced, loud, colorful, visual, digital ads to influence them to react the way the marketers want them to.  Unlike

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Hello is not enough. Engage, Listen, Offer Assistance; now That’s what I’m talking about.

Hello. Hi!. Good Morning. Just a smile… all are greetings, but… Guide your Hospitality Team to take HELLO a few steps further. Now, that’s a REAL H-E-L-L-O!!!! H_ _ _ _.  Hello.  Welcome.  My name is Jenna, and we’re really

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Your visitors are searching, “Give ’em a sign!”

Somewhere along the way in my involvement with Church Staff and/or volunteerism, I picked up an unofficial ratio that really made an impact on me.  “Drive through any U.S. neighborhood, and on the average, every 4th home represents a family

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If you must, you can call me a SWEET TATER.

My friend, Pastor Trent Dollyhigh is not afraid to speak plainly to his congregation. He’s very articulate when he says “There is a place for everyone to serve at this church. I’m always open to suggestions and new ideas. I

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Paul the Apostle and Mr. PotatoHead tell us the importance of using ALL the parts of the body.

The Challenge: Recruiting Volunteers for serving in all areas of the church. The Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:20 – 26. The Point: Believers all belong to a greater unit; the body of Christ. We all have been given spiritual gifts.We are

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5 minute – Crash Course in “Hospitality”

100% of the time, before the message has been given, before the songs have been sung, your visitors have already formed an opinion of your church based on their first impressions. These first impressions are acquired within the first 10

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Emotional Intelligence, who knew? Leverage it for Ministry…

When I got my new car, it came with a free trial of SiriusXM radio, and I’ve discovered NPR (National Public Radio). Today I heard Rick Perlstein talk about his new book, The Invisible Bridge which about Nixon and Reagan

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The League of Hospitality Heros, (disguised as Coffee Servers)

I’m a firm believer that a church, (after all, it’s “God’s House”) should be the “friendliest place in the world”, a five star welcoming venue. To accomplish this, a church needs to recruit and train the TYPE B personalities in

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It’s Not About the Coffee!

Every church I’ve ever visited or been a member of offers coffee before worship services. Coffee is the universal “warm greeting” that doubles as the “wake me up” stimulant, needed by so many to get the morning started. The aroma

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