You’d Have To Be Crazy To Do This…

In a book by Julian Lewis Watkins, The 100 Greatest Advertisements, Sir Earnest Shackleton is quoted as having placed an ad in a London...

Stuck In Networking Neutral?

Stuck in networking neutral?  Not enough good contacts?   Church not growing the way you’d like? I find that a lot of church planters slip...

Who Will Go To Scranton?

At least once a week I receive a call from an aspiring planter that includes a some variation of the following question…”where is the...

Brothers on Mission Together

In Christ, we have a familial identity. We are not fatherless children seeking hopelessly for our identity in our accomplishments. We have been adopted...

Where We Get Our Most Productive Pastors

We get pastors from within our church. Every time we’ve hired from the outside it has hurt us. We think this is because we’ve developed...

Designed for Mission: New Church Facilities – Part 1

Where does a new church gather for worship and other corporate functions? We’ve all heard of multiple creative spots—schools, theaters, restaurants are the most...

Kingdom and Church

Over the last few months, I’ve been feeling the draw toward some larger vision aspects of what God may be wanting to do in...

Tea With Drucker

A few years ago I had some tea with business guru Peter Drucker. I was invited to attend a small, gathering for pastors of large...

How Did Omaha’s Vitamins End Up In The Sewer?

My friend Tracy couldn't believe his eyes. There before him was a twelve foot tall mountain of undigested... vitamins! The idea of “One a Day” took on a whole new meaning at that moment (sorry, couldn’t resist the beg for a pun). This was just seven day's worth of vitamins the good people of Omaha had 'deposited.'

Innovation – Or Can We Do Better?

As we launch into the new year new ideas are naturally on the horizon. It is also time to consider putting to bed some old ideas - er uh, make that, terms that are less than helpful to us. I move that we take a break from using the term ‘Innovation’ for a while.

Planting A ‘Go And Do’ Church

"Decide where you want to fit on the missional continuum - become either a come-and-see or a go-and-do church." A come-and-see church prioritizes its...