Archives for May 2010

Innovating the Standard in Church Demographics – another tool for your toolbox

I came across MissionInsite while getting my certification to be a Healthy Church Consultant through the California Southern Baptist Convention (CSBC) this year.  It is a phenomenal tool.  I’ve used it several times over the past couple of months and the information that it provides is just what I needed. MissionInsite is Innovating the Standard […]

Tools that you can not live without…

Over the past 15 years of being a Pastor I’ve learned a few things (and some the hard way) about having the right tools at ones disposal.  And being an old country boy like myself it is also a world of help if you know how to use the tools you have.  If you know […]

“Guest Entrance Only”

I recall a church I was consulting with back a couple of years ago that had a sign above an exterior door that led from their main parking lot to the worship center.  It was a white sign with great big black letters that hung above the door and read, Guest Entrance only Now I […]

Always ask the question, “Why”?

One of my greatest learning’s in ministry over the past 15 years is to always ask the question, “Why”?  If someone is afraid of answering the why questions of leadership for you, then there are other things lying around that they are just as uncomfortable answering. I heard this poem again this week and I […]

How we can serve you…

Here is a brief look at how we might be able to serve you.  Please do not hesitate to call (949) 682-5887 or email to book a healthy church consultation. ___________________________________ Many options are available to serve you from phone consultations to on site consultation. We provide communication, coaching, & consulting to pastors, churches, […]

Facing Reality… are disciples being made through the work of your church?

Jack Welch said, “Face reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish it to be.” I’ve found that throughout the years of serving in the church we have a tendency to say how it was or how we wished it would be… But how is it really… right now.  Are we […]

Spiritual Growth Pathways… Monvee & Grow to Go

Funny how time flies… I remember tinkering with a system of looking at spiritual growth pathways back in 2000 while serving at Fielder Road in Texas and then putting it on the shelf only to revisit it again in 2005-06 while serving at Saddleback.  Then again on the shelf for a year until really beginning […]

Who’s answering your phone?

Here is a simple first impression most persons never even think about.  Who’s answering your phone.  Nine times out of ten the person answering your church phone makes or breaks the impression. Not only who, but how they answer the phone is very important.  And if no one answers then the voice message is just […]

The Road Not Taken OR The Road Less Traveled

I was reminded of the poem “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost (1916) when thinking through our next steps in ministry as we are trying to raise our own financial support while helping start Hope Crossing Community Church.  For the first time in my 15 years of ministry it just might be that my […]