How Effective Are Your Processes For Accomplishing Your Church's Mission? I have to smile when people tell me that they are spiritual, but they don’t believe in organized religion. What’s the alternative—disorganized religion? We must have systems to bring structure to our relationships, to apply gifts and skills appropriately, unify our values, and accomplish our corporate purpose. Leaders have to pay close attention to organizational systems, no matter how unsexy or tedious
How Much Info Can a Person Retain and Assimilate? Seriously. Full disclaimer: I’m a big proponent of the No-More-Than-30-Minute message. Not that there’s anything magical about 30 minutes, but face it: most of us are not Andy Stanley or whoever we imagine ourselves to be. It’s the rare talking head that can sustain attention beyond 25-30 minutes…and you’re probably not it. But it’s more than that: it’s about retention and how people learn. If our primary job is to make discip
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