What Are Some Secrets of High Functioning Teams?

Teams are far from a new concept by now, but few teams function well, and fewer still are what I’d label as “high functioning teams.” What elevates a group of individuals that work for a common goal to a team that is able to do great things?

[VIDEO] How to Make Messages That Stick in a Community

Shareability: How to Create Messages That Stick in a Community

Why do some messages get shared in a community, while others seem to disappear the moment they hit the ether? The act of sharing is the true benchmark of a message that sticks – a message that influences others – and sharing happens in a community. Understanding the community is the key to what I call shareability.

3 Top Measures for Inspiring Your Church to Invite People

The fall festival at St. Andrew invites people from all over town.

At my church, church communication and marketing is all about equipping people to represent your church in the community. This, and not advertising, is my best strategy to invite people and grow your church. It’s built in relationship, based in community, fits with the gospel and best communication practices today.

9 Essential Features Your Website Needs in 2018

We recently rebuilt our website from the ground up. My team and I made several decisions about the site to make it as future proof as possible. Consider these the 9 essential website features for building a site in 2018.

Is Technology Part of the Kingdom of God? | Greater Things, Part 3 of 6

If our machines now have knowledge that we’ll never understand, does that make them worthy of our worship? Apparently one robotics engineer thinks so. This introduces a question worth consideration. What are the theological implications of modern technology? In other words, should we have a theology of technology?

We Keep Trying to Change the World | Greater Things, Part 2 of 6

We love to think that our good, creative works help build and advance God’s kingdom. But what if our obsession with passionate pursuits is actually getting in the way of both our sense of purpose and meaning, and our ability to truly change the world?

To Grow, Conquer Your Need for Rules and Embrace Adaptability

growth comes from riding the open range, not from creating fences.

What if you had two sons and they came to you with a request to take a cross-country trip on their own? Would you let them? An essential part of a more creative life is developing the courage to let things we love leave “home” in search of new lands. Adaptability goes hand in hand with new life.

A List of Church Creative Jobs for Arts, Communications and Media Teams

Church Creative Jobs

If you’re going to properly staff a church creative team in both paid and volunteer roles, then you need to be able to think about your situation in terms of job functions, not positions. What are the essential church creative jobs for an effective communications and media team?

How to Harness Your Nomadic Mind

Wandering brain

I’ve heard people make the joke for years that a struggle to focus is some sort of  mild disorder. If you wander off topic a lot, you know what I am talking about. But what if it’s actually a sign of high creative thinking? What if you could harness your nomadic mind?