Ministry teams vs. Mission teams

This blog entry is by guest blogger Steve Ogne, church planter coach and consultant with CRM. Steve and I worked together for a decade and collaborated on several projects together, including The Church Planter’s Toolkit. Steve’s most recent publication is...
Team with Others

Team with Others

This blog post is part of a series of nine entries, each highlighting one of the nine Journey Guides. Each Journey Guide is a three-week discipleship study. They can be engaged separately or as a series. No matter what our ministry looks like, we need to find ways to...
The value of strategic planning

The value of strategic planning

You know how working in the church goes… if you don’t set aside time for the truly important things, you end up spending your time putting out fires and running from urgent issue to urgent issue. Come plan with us. We have time set aside on June 13-14 in Chicago. You...
The importance of starting with the “why”

The importance of starting with the “why”

Here’s a helpful resource for you on a Friday morning:  A video presentation that talks about the importance of starting with the “why” rather than with the “what.”  If you want to see the difference between inspiring people and presenting something that feels like...