What Churches Can Uniquely Offer on Christmas Eve

If you’re offering a Christmas Eve service for your community, I’ve got a quick thought as you finalize the planning.  People are stepping out of the crazy and the chaotic, finding a comfortable spot in your church building, and gasping for breath. I promise that the good people in your church are most definitely not […]

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The Most Important Church Leadership Question

At the onset of every new year, church leaders begin to envision their dreams and goals for the coming year. They look at strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities – all with the goal of reaching more people for Christ. This post is designed to aid in the process, not to judge or condemn. The last thing […]

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Baptism Video Inspiration

As Christians, some of the most impacting moments we experience involve watching someone get baptized. Because so many people who read my blog either create baptism videos, or work with people who create baptism videos, I thought I’d post a recent baptism video we created. The baptisms happened at 9:00pm, and we showed the video […]

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Three Leadership Tasks to Build Strong Church Volunteers

When I received this anonymous letter from a church volunteer, I started thinking about how best to care for him. What could his church have done to help prevent this from happening? My answer comes in an entirely pragmatic approach, detailed in this post. If you’re story-driven, then you’re gonna struggle to get through this […]

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Back There in the Video Room

This would be hilarious, if it weren’t so tragic. Especially if you’re the kid in the video booth who gets yelled at. Then, it’s not so hilarious. Jesus used His God-given platform to invite normal and broken people into a Kingdom, never to make those people feel like idiots. What are your thoughts as you […]

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Swimming In Mud

I’m always trying to figure out what the enemies of creativity are, and these past six weeks have helped me identity another enemy with great clarity. The enemy of creativity is lack of margin in my life. Lack of margin. I know. You were expecting something way deeper, way more I’ve-never-considered-that-one-before-thank-God-for-Gary’s-wisdom. I haven’t been very public […]

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