The Greatest Gift We Have To Offer
Mar28

The Greatest Gift We Have To Offer

Most people who know me would say that I’m an extrovert, but I don’t know that I’ve figured out if I’m an introvert or extrovert. From my understanding you can figure it out based on what energizes you. For me it’s both. I love time to myself or just my wife and I, but I also really enjoy spending time with other people, whether it’s one on one or in large groups. They kind of both feed off each...

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Remembering purpose
Jan14

Remembering purpose

I have an unbelievably horrible memory. There have been way too many times that I will get up to do something and by the time I get to where I was going (no matter how close it is to my start point) I forget what I was intending to do. This is terribly frustrating to me and I know it’s frustrating for others around me. Now, even though my memory is bad, I’d imagine most people who work in church, or are key players in...

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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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Communicating in Complexity
Nov20

Communicating in Complexity

At the church where I serve, my role is in part to manage requests fulfilled by our team of designers. Since I have a constant stream of communication coming and going between the designers and the people requesting projects, healthy communication is absolutely key to the success of this part of my job. It’s also one of the most challenging aspects of what I do, especially when you understand that each person involved has drastically...

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Build It Backwards
Nov04

Build It Backwards

Build It Backwards: How To Budget Your Time and Ensure Your Team’s Success Ephesians 5:15-16: Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.   Have you ever felt like the days are evil?  I would probably agree that they are, if they ever hung around long enough for me to find out.  I cannot count the times that I have realized that what felt...

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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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