Tag: management

  • How to Disembark from the S.S. Fantasia

    Delay is the deadliest form of denial. ~ C. Northcote Parkinson Have you ever talked to someone and wondered… is this person living on the same planet that I am? This is a bizarre cultural phenomenon all too common among church leaders. Their day-to-day life, ministry, and sadly ministry aspirations are not based on reality […]

  • How to Keep Your Youth Ministry Job

    How to Keep Your Youth Ministry Job

    Spring firing season has begun. The end of the school year is a dangerous time to be in youth ministry. With the program year winding down it is prime time for church leadership to make a decision on whether to keep their youth worker for another school year. Hint: If you get invited to an […]

  • What does your ministry have to do with Dropbox?

    Did you catch that? Steve Jobs invited Drew Houston, CEO of Dropbox, to his office to play Let’s Make a Deal. And Drew Houston walked away. Why? In the written interview for ForbesĀ and the video above you get clued into Houston’s reasoning. “He said we were a feature, not a product.” Apparently, Jobs was thinking […]

  • Final thoughts on canceling church

    My post last Sunday about megachurches (and their copycat little brothers) canceling services the day after Christmas generated a massive response. Apparently, there were a lot of people who also felt it was a smidge ridiculous that in America we found an excuse to take a Sunday off while those in other parts of the […]

  • Fix what is broken

    I’m always a bit surprised when I encounter something that is obviously broken that hasn’t been fixed. For instance. I went into a small bookstore. While I was there I noticed a steady stream of customers who walk into the shop, take two looks around, and walk out. The two people working there continued doing […]

  • Rounding 3rd

    A few years ago I was on the church softball team. Being a church league for adults it was mostly filled with people who used to be able to play well, but time and a few extra pounds had lowered their skill level down a lot lower than their imaginations thought they were. In other […]

  • Vision, Goal, and Mission Statements

    Every organization can measure success. It doesn’t matter if you’re running a non-profit, a government agency, a corporation, small business, or an educational institution… you need to have some ways to set the course and measure your progress. That is, if you would like to succeed. If you are willing to fail (must be a […]