Archive by Author

3 Ideas for Easter

3 Ideas for Easter

Posted on 17. Mar, 2015 by .

0

1. Never Double Up Big Days: Last year our church won a Facebook contest in which the prize was SkinnyDip Frozen Yogurt came to our church and provided free FroYo for everyone that Sunday.  The contest was held in late February and they offered to come any Sunday we wanted.  Often our temptation is to […]

Continue Reading

5 Apps Every Church Planter Should Have

5 Apps Every Church Planter Should Have

Posted on 10. Mar, 2015 by .

0

Google Docs (Free): Staff Meetings App We use Google Docs for our staff meeting agenda/notes.  It’s a free app and service.  The App works in conjunction with the Google Docs service that you can access on your laptop.  When we have staff meeting everyone logs on to the Staff Meeting Doc on their computer.   It […]

Continue Reading

“I Didn’t Care for Elevation Church”

“I Didn’t Care for Elevation Church”

Posted on 29. Nov, 2011 by .

0

No, this is not a hate piece, just the opposite. I actually like Elevation and have learned a lot from Pastor Furtick. That quote came from a guy in my church that recently moved to Charlotte, NC.  Before he left, he asked me if I knew of any churches there that I would recommend.  Having […]

Continue Reading

Website Design Principles

Website Design Principles

Posted on 13. Oct, 2011 by .

4

1. Design the website making people who have never been to your church your main priority. People who have been to your church are much more willing to click around your site to look for the information they want then people who have never been to your church. So make the stuff potential visitors want […]

Continue Reading

Pastors and Affairs (Part 2 of 2)

Pastors and Affairs (Part 2 of 2)

Posted on 08. Apr, 2011 by .

3

This post was written by Gary Lamb on 3/28/11 regarding Michael Lukaszewski’s recent confession. My phone, email, twitter and Facebook have been lit up in the last day with people wanting to know my thoughts on Michael Lukaszewski and all that has taken place the last few days.  I’ve known Michael for around 7 years […]

Continue Reading

You’re not a church….yet (part 2 of 2)

You’re not a church….yet (part 2 of 2)

Posted on 16. Feb, 2011 by .

1

When you’re planting a church, there’s a temptation to call yourself a church too soon. Everyone knows what a church is.  Everyone also has their own definition of what a church is. Chances are, what you have in the early stages of church planting looks nothing like anyone’s definition of a church. Which means that […]

Continue Reading

You’re not a church….yet (part 1 of 2)

You’re not a church….yet (part 1 of 2)

Posted on 15. Feb, 2011 by .

0

What do you call yourself before you have your public launch? There’s a temptation to use the word “church” too soon. The problem with the word “church” is that it carries with it expectations that you can’t meet. When people think of a church, they think of things like: worship music/leader full band nursery kid’s […]

Continue Reading

Graphic Design Resources

Graphic Design Resources

Posted on 14. Feb, 2011 by .

1

So you don’t have a graphic designer… no problem.  There’s a ton of free stuff out there that you can take advantage of if you know where to look.  Check out these sites for free images for sermon series, bulletins, and websites. Creation Swap: most of the materials on this site are free.  Church creatives […]

Continue Reading

Book Review: When Leadership and Discipleship Collide (Part 2 of 2)

Book Review: When Leadership and Discipleship Collide (Part 2 of 2)

Posted on 11. Feb, 2011 by .

2

Since ministry is the most important task with eternal consequences, church leaders should make every effort to be the best leaders in the world. Every ministry leader ought to take advantage of the leadership wisdom learned and passed on from others. The stakes are too high to not be a good leader. Most of the […]

Continue Reading

Book Review: When Leadership and Discipleship Collide (Part 1 of 2)

Book Review: When Leadership and Discipleship Collide (Part 1 of 2)

Posted on 10. Feb, 2011 by .

0

Spent and hour this morning reading Bill Hybels’ short book When Leadership and Discipleship Collide.  Hybles, who is a leadership guru, shares his reflections on one of Jesus’ leadership decisions.  He noticed that although Jesus normally followed sound leadership principles, there were several times that he deliberately broke from them.  When he did it was […]

Continue Reading