During normal times, teams can have conflict and confusion. Add crisis to it, and all the hidden quirks, gaps and dysfunctions seem to rise to the surface. Today we’ll look at a tool to help your team function more effectively even in the midst of crisis. As of this writing, I am three weeks into […]
We live in a time of great ambiguity. As of this writing, the world is going through the coronavirus pandemic. There is a general feeling of fear and anxiety, for very good reason. Everything is shifting and changing. There is danger of death or debilitation of health. The rate is skyrocketing. People are being laid […]
Over a year ago, I visited Harvest Christian Fellowship in Irvine, CA. Since I am an interior designer, I love to look at church facilities and see the creativity. I snapped some shots that have been collecting dust on my computer until now when almost a year and a half later I am finally posting […]
Leaders stretch across a spectrum when it comes to the spectrum of control. Some leaders need to be in control. They want to know what’s going on, how it’s happening, and what the outcome is. These types of leaders like to delve into details, be involved in discussions, and make decisions. These people fall into […]
4 Questions to Find Your Focus When it comes to finding a job that is a good fit, it can be a struggle knowing how to end up in where you want to be. One typical approach is like this. First you look at all the things you like to do and try to figure […]
Facing burnout? Two factors to adjust Burnout can vary from a feeling of tiredness and lack of engagement all the way to serious conditions that require a medical leave of absence. What do you do when you start feeling the symptoms? Here’s a simple diagram to remember.
In my last post, I wrote about the set and stage design to create a castle for the Royal Kingdom summer camp theme. Today we turn our attention to the lobby. The UCC team did a great job transforming the lobby. This was the lobby. This is the entrance to the main hallway to the […]
A castle in Davis, CA? You bet! And an oversize 3D throne too! A project I got to work on the last few months involved converting a church into a full-size castle.
Friday July 26, 2019 Finally, a dream come true! We got to go to the Museum of the Bible! Ever since I heard about it a few years ago, I have wanted to go. As a designer who practices graphic design, interior design and lighting design, as well as an event coordinator who loves creating […]
My pastor friend is planning a volunteer appreciation event and asked what elements should be considered. Here’s a list if you want to put together an event of your own. Mix or match or pick out key items that fit your church culture.
Last week, I spoke at the Evangelical Covenant Church Midwinter Conference about volunteer mobilization. Here’s the video in its entirety. I go through a model of how to engage people in ministry using the Serving Readiness Spectrum.
Sadly, my website has been attacked by malware and is messed up! This video was on the home page but is no longer available there. It’s a fun video to describe the services I provide to churches.