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.
Last month I had the honor of doing a wedding stage design for the first time! My usual work is in churches, and I had the joy of meeting a delightful Christian couple that was having a wedding at their church.
In my last post, I described the Four Circles training experience we created for the 4,500+ attendees at the CHIC 2018 conference. Now I go behind the scenes for those of you who like to hear how things happen — as well as all the things that go wrong!
This week I had the joy of creating an interactive experience for 4500 high school students and leaders to teach them a gospel presentation model called the Four Circles. It was a combination of video, hands-on experiences, live teaching, discussion, and “surprise” art installation that was 16 feet tall and 64 feet long!
Now that I am in the field of church consulting in helping church leaders “get it done,” my assistance takes many forms. One job I have been doing is for University Covenant Church in northern California, serving in the role of long-distance event project manager and stage/decor designer. Last week the event launched and I […]
My own life is a case in point for this video. I recorded this video three months ago and then life happened. After taking a doctorate class on organizational leadership plus everything else, I really did not have any time to work on this video… … a video on being too busy!
As a creative entrepreneur, I have discovered one of my joys is a wide variety of things to do — and learn! My day varies from event planning, stage design, wedding decor, church consulting, and now editing a trailer for a potential TV show! How to juggle everything?
The most recent video I made, The Empowerment Escalator, talks about the importance of empowerment. I don’t know why I find reading books about military strategy so fascinating. Perhaps it is because poor leadership can literally be a life-and-death decision. Recently I read about a fascinating battle that was a true-to-life illustration of this principle. […]
At the end of October, I left being on staff at Saddleback Church. How life changes. Now I am doing something very unexpected… using calligraphy and stick figures to make leadership videos!
] Some of us have a tendency to want to call the shots (i.e. leaders!). So it can be kind of challenging sometimes knowing when we should empower our people to make decisions. And no one wants to be a Dictator or Dumper! Here’s a simple easy-to-remember tool to think through how you can empower […]