Essentials Part 3: Reduce Complexity 2

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This week I continue with the second Essential for ministry growth: Reduce complexity to the point of quality. ************ Sprawling I’m acquainted with a ministry that serves as the patron host to a series of focus ministries to children, ethnic groups, musicians, older adults, foreign missions (and others). There is, however, little sense of alignment or cohesion among the groups. Everyone does their …

Essentials Part 2: Reduce Complexity 1

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Over the last two years I’ve been privileged to visit more than 50 campus ministries around the country — most (but not all) of them related to InterVarsity, at least 25 churches, and a smattering of other ministries. So I’m blogging for a few weeks about the patterns I observe regarding organizational health and growth. Growth Essential #1 from last …

Essentials

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A favorite date destination for my wife Sharon and me is a restaurant. Any restaurant. Nice places or fast food — we enjoy them all. But there’s one catch. One thing we simply don’t understand: At decent places, why is the food often just “so-so”? Mediocre? I swear if I owned a restaurant the first thing I’d be certain of …

Make Us One, Father God

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When the stars converged to bring Sharon’s three sisters to our living room one evening in August, I cheered their decision to don the headphones and preserve their remarkable harmonies forever (or as long as MP3s exist) as a blessing to others. Brenda, Sharon, Linda (not pictured: Charlotte) The best of the seven songs recorded, in my opinion, is“Make Us …