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Clear copy creates conversions. Crappy copy causes confusion.

Why Copywriting Matters for Churches and How to Get Better

Clear copy creates conversions. Crappy copy causes confusion. Is that clear enough? The problem with so many church websites is that so many of them take this as their opportunity to cram every little bit of information down their audience’s throat, just to see if something sticks. Sure, the image…

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Life comes at you fast. Do work with clients you love and who love you back.

Sometimes You Just Need to Break

Right now (Tuesday AM) my step-mom is on the operating table. She’s having surgery on her carotid artery that is 70% blocked. She had a stroke on New Year’s Day and I have to tell you, it all just sucks right now. I don’t know how she will pull through,…

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It's time to talk about parenting and partnerships in the local church.

Why I’m “Meh” on Student Ministry Right Now

Student Ministry is no longer the Ronco Rottiserie: You can’t just set it and forget it; It takes work.  I was in student ministry for sixteen years. I have been an intern, a resident, an associate student pastor and the lead student pastor, with experience leading both small rural and…

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The only people who don't like to talk money are those that don't give. 

How I’m Creating and Maintaining Margin with My Finances

The only people who don’t like to talk money are those that don’t give.  We talk about money a lot in our home. We do this because we want our kids to succeed in life when they are out from under our care and on their own. We also do…

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It's OK to cut people out of your life if they're toxic.

How I’m Creating and Maintaining Margin in My Relationships

“You know, you can trim the fat, right?” “Bro; I’m a vegan.” And that right there defines the issue: How can I continue in a relationship when there just isn’t a fit? There are times and places where we need to be friends for a moment, perhaps even longer, but…

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How I’m Creating and Maintaining Margin with My Time

How I’m Creating and Maintaining Margin with My Time

Time is the only thing we can’t get back once it is gone.  How are you feeling: are you feeling refreshed, energized, empowered to make a difference in the world? Are are you dragging with a longing desire to stay in bed all day because you just keep hitting that…

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Your time, relationships, and finances say everything I need to know about you.

How to Create and Maintain Margin

I do not have it all together. I have not arrived, nor do I claim that I have. But I do understand who I am and how the life I live affects me, my work, and most importantly, my family. It’s because of this that I have been incredibly intentional…

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It's not about vision; it's about you.

Success is Sexy and You Are Not

While both mission and vision are good, success is great and the number one indicator of continued success. Past is prologue, right?  There’s this huge misnomer in leadership development, in that your mission and vision are the most critical component of your future growth. While they are critical, they are not…

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“F This!” Three Filters that Will Help Your Leadership Development Process

“F This”  You’ve probably heard this often around the office, if not subtly under someone’s voice. One of the biggest challenges we face in releasing young eagles is the ability to let them soar on their own terms, while under the direction of leadership. Leadership can be frustrating, boxing in…

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