Advice for missionary letters

Here is my unsolicited advice to those of you who raise support about keeping in touch with the people who are investing in your minisistry. 1. Be regular and consistent. Contact once a month is the absolute minimum. If I haven’t heard from missionaries I am...

Because you didn’t run fast enough

  When I was an intern, very early on in my ministry, I was frequently late for staff meeting. Eventually, my supervisor took me aside and said, “When you are late, you’re communicating that you’re the most important person in the room– and that others can...

People flow

As you’re making disciples, you’re helping people move from where they are to the next appropriate steps in their journey of faith. The focus isn’t on where the person currently is, but on what’s next. Don’t let them wander around the edge of the vision–...

Assistant vs. apprentice

Do you have assistants at your church or apprentices? An assistant is someone who helps you do your work. An apprentice is someone you’re raising up to do what you do. An assistant is a helper. There’s no expectation in the title that they’ll eventually do the job...
The Back of the Napkin

The Back of the Napkin

  I love this book! It’s been so helpful to me as I work with groups trying to communicate sometimes complex concepts in simple ways that people can really grab hold of. The Back of the Napkin by Dan Roam is a book on how you can use simple drawings to solve...