“An individual artist needs only a thousand true fans in her tribe. It’s enough.” Seth Godin, Tribes: Why We Need You to Lead Us Church leader-types read that and universally underlined it. They thought “Seth Godin said it, I believe it, that’s absolutely true. I need that in my life.” They did the math in…… Continue reading The Risk of Tribes
Embedded video from CNN Video It’s becoming increasingly clear that this family punk’d the world. In fact, it looks as if the man who scripted the whole incident, less the involvement of the child, sold his story to Gawker. What isn’t clear is why they tried to play it this way. OK, so you pulled…… Continue reading The Man Who Punk’d the World
As a 20 year old I sat next to Kristen in pre-marital counseling wide-eyed. The pastor knew we were crazy for one another and he said, “Make sure that you limit the times you say “always” and “never.” That’s why I chuckled when I read Seth Godin this morning. “I’ll never buy from you again.”…… Continue reading Always and Never
Recently, Seth Godin made this statement on his blog. I think if you’re remarkable, amazing or just plain spectacular, you probably shouldn’t have a resume at all. The reason is simple. If you are really, really good at what you do [remarkable] the resume is just a formality. I’ve been on plenty of job hunts…… Continue reading Do you need a resume? It depends.
I saw this on Seth’s blog, it is quite interesting. Seth relates it to advertising. The video relates it to driving. What are some things you’d relate it to?
That’s the question Seth Godin wants to know. Are your efforts at work, school, or church aimed at reaching the most people or at reaching specific individuals, audiences, or people groups? Some places require an egalitarian approach. (such as a public school) But in the church world there are two specific and important audiences… the…… Continue reading Who vs. How Many
While in seminary in 2003 I served at a church plant outside Dallas, Texas that I thought was going to be the perfect church for me. It was new, full of young people, had a pretty outgoing pastor who held a Doctorate of Ministry in church leadership, and everyone had a burden for lost souls…… Continue reading Guest Dip Story: Tim Schmoyer
Have you ever wondered why people quit ministry? Have you ever wondered why you haven’t quit yet? Have you ever been in the middle of a very important ministry project, one that you felt would make you or break you, and it broke you? If you have felt this way, than this series is for…… Continue reading The Ministry Dip: Guest Blogger Series