Repost – How Your Family Can Survive Multiple Christmas Eve Services

If you serve on the staff of a church with multiple Christmas Eve services, you may already feel the tension mounting. You know that this is one of the highest-impact seasons on the church calendar, and yet if you have school-aged children (or younger) no season of the year demands more of your family’s attention.…

Why Leaders Need to Seize EVERY Moment

There are no throw-away moments in leadership. As you think through your upcoming day, your leadership horsepower is likely focused on a key meeting you’ll be leading, an inspiring vision talk you’re preparing, or perhaps a crucial decision you’re anticipating. All important. But there are no throw-away moments in leadership. I saw this truth lived…

The Seinfeld Moment That Every Dad Should See

Someone recently sent me this clip featuring Jerry Seinfeld on Late Night with David Letterman, discussing fatherhood. If you’re a dad you need to check out this hilarious 43 second clip. Usually I blog about what I’m learning in organizational leadership, especially church leadership. But this clip struck me as not only hilarious, but also…

Surrey Biker Church Welcomes All Patches

Earlier this week I posted an article that covered the rapid closures of churches across Canada, but in particular in the Atlantic provinces. I posted the story not to raise a white flag, signifying the inevitable demise of the Canadian church. Rather, I wanted each of us to increase our resolve to see Canada’s churches…

Guest post by Carey Nieuhof – Are You Actually Attracting Unchurched People?

Today’s guest post comes from Carey Nieuhof, lead pastor at Connexus Church, with campuses in Barrie and Orillia, Ontario. Carey is one of Canada’s sharpest Kingdom leaders, and in today’s post he poses a question that I believe every church leader in Canada needs to wrestle with; ‘Are we REALLY attracting unchurched people to our…