Kidmin | Leading Creative Teams Workshop

This past week, I had the opportunity to speak about Leading Creative Teams at the Group KidMin Conference in Chicago. I thought it’d be good to post a summary of that session along with the Prezi that accompanied it. Leading Creative Teams on Prezi THEOLOGY OF...
Leadership | Focusing on the Who

Leadership | Focusing on the Who

In staff meeting on Monday, Reggie was sharing some stories that he heard while on the Orange Tour. Some of the stories were precious: kids who are connecting with God through the curriculum. Others were heartbreaking: leaders struggling with a lack of support,...
Life | What are we saying?

Life | What are we saying?

This was originally posted on Orange Leaders back in the spring. I thought it was fitting as I’m headed to Chicago this week to lead a discussion on Building Creative Teams. One of my first points is all about knowing who you are, finding your strengths and your...
Kidmin | Learning from Zappos!

Kidmin | Learning from Zappos!

I know, a ton of people write about Zappos, but I just had to share my experience this past spring. My interaction with their customer service department reminded me why the time needed to achieve next-level kidmin is worth the investment.   For Christmas I got the...
Ministry | Leaving or Staying | Part 5 Leaving

Ministry | Leaving or Staying | Part 5 Leaving

Just yesterday I officially finished up a job I’d loved for the past eight years. When Jenna and I realized that God was moving us into a new chapter, we made a conscious decision that we would leave well. The church had been so good to us, the least I could do was...

Ministry | Leaving or Staying | Part 4 (Updated)

Thriving in the Land of Between When I first moved out to Grand Rapids to attend seminary, I took a job at a Christian publishing house. I know I was never going to stay. As much as I enjoyed my work and became friends with the people around me, the job was temporary,...

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