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How You (Yes, You!) Can Change the World

How You (Yes, You!) Can Change the World

If I told you that the fate of the world rested on your shoulders, how would you respond? Would you take an action hero approach and confidently declare that you will handle it? Would you shrink from the responsibility and pass it on to someone else? Or would you simply shake your head, look me…

Four Signs of a Leader of Hope

Four Signs of a Leader of Hope

On my podcast this week, I shared something with Mark Cole and our listeners that I don’t often share publicly. As I look around at our world today, there’s a certain feeling that comes over me, one that I don’t experience often, and I can’t help but bring it to you as we talk about…

The Value of a Mile

The Value of a Mile

Since January 1 I’ve been walking one mile a day. It’s part of our Transformathon—which ends later this month with an amazing 5K walk that I’ll be live-streaming from two different locations—but it’s also part of my health routine. When Covid hit last year and my travel schedule suddenly opened up, it didn’t take me…

One More Chance to Join the Movement

One More Chance to Join the Movement

Today is a historic day for the United States of America; for the 59th time in our country’s history, we inaugurated a new president and vice-president, and began another chapter in our leadership history. As is common for inaugurations, there were a lot of words spoken about where our country finds itself and where the…

In 2016 people in your congregation will marry older but sooner

Marrying Older, But Sooner? If you have been involved in helping people get married you’ve noticed that median age of people getting married has risen over time. This is somewhat true … In reality the trend was that in the 50s & 60s people where getting married at a younger age than was typical. Even more intriguing to …

FIND 2: Churches that want to reach young people have only young people involved

Churches that want to reach young people have only young, attractive people involved in visible ways. A band full of hipsters. A greeter core made of up college students who smile at other young people and get awkward with older folks. Video and photography that clearly reads “We are young, and we like people who …

FIND 1: Churches that want to reach young people have no young people involved

Churches that want to reach young people don’t actually have young people involved in any visible roles. No young staff members teaching from the stage. Few young greeters or leaders of groups. No young musicians or singers. Little if any imagery of young families on their websites. (Relevant imagery on church websites is hugely lacking… …