The Problem With Procedure
Jan02

The Problem With Procedure

Today I’m highlighting the dangerous pitfalls of over-reliance on procedures and systems. I’m coming from a perspective of personal experience in this area, as I have felt the effects of these pitfalls as well as the temptation to be overly reliant on procedures. I’ll start by saying that I’m a big fan of structure and procedure in a team environment. When I see details being missed or communication breaking...

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Take advantage of the Christmas season (podcast)
Nov28

Take advantage of the Christmas season (podcast)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In this episode of the Creative Team Stuff podcast, we discuss: Why your church should leverage the Christmas season effectively in your community How to begin a planning process early in order to be well prepared and incredibly creative without killing yourself How to think creatively about your Christmas timeframe gatherings Why (and how) you should use nostalgia, tradition, and the increased...

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Developing Your Team (Podcast)
Nov27

Developing Your Team (Podcast)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In this episode of the Creative Team Stuff podcast, we tackle principles and strategy related to equipping people and structuring a healthy volunteer team. The discussion covers a wide range within this topic, and we hope it’s helpful. You can listen to the audio above, or by subscribing to our iTunes podcast. A brief summary of the conversation is below: We don’t have this figured...

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When you’re a leader…
Oct31

When you’re a leader…

While not an exhaustive list, when you’re a leader, the following needs to be true about you:   When you’re a leader, begging God for wisdom needs to be a daily activity. I started leading people at a pretty young age, and so I got in the habit of this out of need and desperation. I had no wisdom of my own to draw on. I still am in need and am still desperate for God’s wisdom. Beg God for His wisdom daily....

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Busy doesn’t always look the same
Oct24

Busy doesn’t always look the same

Today I’m realizing that busy doesn’t always look the same. I reminded our team yesterday that we are all busy in this current season, and that busyness may look different for each of us. But I’m also realizing that, depending on what’s on your plate, busy doesn’t always mean the same thing to you personally. Understanding what type of busy you’re dealing with is actually really important to your...

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