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October 10, 2018

Develop Your Team

I don’t know you and you don’t know me, but I bet we have something in common: I bet your organization could stand to have more help.  I work for a church – a church with several hundred attendees in 3 worship services - and there is something we have...

August 17, 2018

Volunteer recruitment is so crucial to the life of modern ministry, some churches have staff positions dedicated to recruiting them.  That should tell you the importance of having volunteers involved in your church.  I’ve been around, and I’ve been doing music ministry...

March 16, 2018

I know you diligently read this blog - DON'T YOU??? - and you remember my darling son, now 14 almost 15 year old.  Last year he set a goal of making a basketball team after years of trying out and not making it.  The big draw for him?  He loves the game but he wanted a...

March 9, 2018

I became a better leader, not because of my leadership degree, not because of my work experiences, not because I spent time reading trade magazines and not because I went to a conference.  If you stay aware, if you stay woke, if you stay open, the simple act of living...

January 25, 2018

Team Assemble-ment

Yes, I know that’s not a word but I wanted to start the conversation here playing off the title of the article.  The reason why I wanted to start here is because you cannot have development before you have assembled a team.  And you don’t have a team...

December 5, 2017

It’s the most, wonderful time of the year.

Yeah, right…

Seriously, it is a very special time of year.  Christmas time is unlike any other time.  For those of us in ministry work, it is not just a ‘holiday’; it is the time of year that seems to capture all of our passions...

September 8, 2017

The solare eclipse of 2017 is probably the most watched eclipse - actually, the most watched anything - in world history.  Some reports indicate half, HALF, of the US population watched it either outside or online.  Amazing!  I've even heard recently some people are su...

June 2, 2017

Playing jazz for a living has taught me many things about good buisness.  Perhaps the most important lesson I've learned is to take your talent, your artistry and what you do very seriously.  If you don't, no one else will.  More importantly, if you don't take yourself...

May 5, 2017

Anyone that knows me knows I am a huge Eric Clapton fan.  Perhaps it started because he has my first name - or I have his, whatever...but ever since my man Sean gave me a greatest hits cassette in the back row of our 9th grade Honors English class, I have been hooked o...

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