Give it some gas

In high school I drove a hoopty, a 1978 Ford LTD Station Wagon. It was a tank. And I think it literally had the engine of a tank. Every morning I stopped on the way to school to get $5 in gas. And on Friday’s I got $5 in gas and a quart of 10W40.…… Continue reading Give it some gas

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How to become an innovator

“Well, there really are such things as stupid questions.” This was a phrase uttered in my workshop last weekend. It was met with agreement among the crowd. But it struck me as an undermining of something core to the human experience. Something deep inside me yawned at the cackles. And something else in me was…… Continue reading How to become an innovator

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4 Outside of the Box Program Ideas for Youth Ministry

Here’s 5 ideas that are outside of the norm for youth group. (Nothing wrong with traditional youth group, just sharing ideas.) My hope is that these ideas will spark you to create programs that your community actually needs as opposed to building your ministry purely on a combination of felt need & what you experienced…… Continue reading 4 Outside of the Box Program Ideas for Youth Ministry

7 Ways to Build a Sustainable Movement

Want to see change? Don’t start a church. Don’t start a business. Don’t hire a bunch of experts. Those things are great. But they are a bit finite in their ability to affect macro-level-change in society. Instead, start a movement of people. And if you really want to see change, start a sustainable movement. As…… Continue reading 7 Ways to Build a Sustainable Movement

Front-line innovation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shPgLBlBABc& Brilliant. Putting a flywheel on a bike to store lost energy? I ride my bike quite a bit, it’s the cheapest and fastest way I can get around town. This is a relatively simple solution for wasted energy of stopping for a red light. Here’s what I know about innovation. It’s never come out…… Continue reading Front-line innovation