Empowering laity

Connecting a group of people to its purpose starts with leaders. We’re tempted to talk more about the sacred. However, if God is redeeming all things, we must reframe how we invite others to a fresh Theology of Work. This forces some of us into a tense moment of dichotomy. If we, the Church, are […]

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The best time to invest

From the day a child is born until they turn 18, there are about 940 weeks. When they’re little, the days seem long, but as they grow time seems to speed up. Our influence lessens and grows with the passing of each week. We recently did a major study with Barna on the major factors […]

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Do family managed ministries work?

Sometimes we have the BEST conversations via email. We send weekly Drucker insight emails to our entire staff. It doesn’t happen every time, but sometimes a brave soul’s reply-all response triggers a fantastic thought-generator or conversation starter, like this one that happened over the holidays. [Staff email sent on Dec 29, 2019, at 8:49 AM] […]

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Thoughts from recovery

thoughts from recovery

Last month I had to have a total knee replacement. Being in recovery means I have had a lot of time to think as I anticipate a full return to health and my regular work schedule. One thing I’ve been thinking about is this Twitter thread: (Random Tweet): If you quit your job tomorrow, a […]

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Theology of Work

Many organizations I consult for are facing the same struggle. They’ve hit a wall and can’t figure out how to move forward, grow, and successfully scale in their current context. Much of the time the barrier is the same; they’re still operating in the old paradigm where the secular is separate and unequal to the […]

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Bringing Clarity to 21st Century Missions

bringing clarity to the 21st century

“When everything is mission, nothing is mission.” This Stephen Neill quote elicited a positive wave of wows, yesses, and amens from a ballroom full of ministry partners as I delivered our State of the Ministry address. It resonated with the room full of partners, pastors, missionaries, staff and friends because we can all see that […]

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