Posts tagged Assimilation
How a Type 4 on the Enneagram experiences your church and how to connect them

Did you know that Van Gogh was…

  • A pastor’s son

  • He went to Bible College to become a pastor

  • He served as a missionary

    He was also a Four and Fours are visiting your church right now. Here’s how to reach and connect them.

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How a Type 3 on the Enneagram experiences your church and how to connect them

Several business owners were coming into my church and connecting at a descent level with me personally but not relationally with others in the church. I began asking myself why and came up with these 2 observations…

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How a Type 1 on the Enneagram experiences your church and how to connect them

Want to know how to connect people like Matt (a Type One at my church)? Let’s look at what it takes, how he experiences church, the dos and don’ts for reaching someone like Matt, and of course, his Superpower as a volunteer.

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How the Enneagram can help you reach a bigger variety of guests at your church

The guests that God will lead to your church and mine this weekend are not all the same and one style of connecting does not fit all of them. Understanding people’s Enneagram number will make you more effective at helping people find their small group of friends at your church and their unique role in serving others on a ministry team.

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Need to get someone's attention in leadership about what needs to change at your church?

Do you ever feel that you are not being heard by your senior leadership as you shout from the trenches? Here are 4 ways to lead up and get the ear of senior leaders, followed by 3 free resources that you may find valuable for such a time as this.

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A caution and a call for your soul this Easter

Last May, many of you know I experienced the trip of a lifetime-taking my wife to one of my favorite places on the planet: Italy. The trip ended in Venice, a location I had not been to yet. What I experienced there has left a mark on me. Literally, a Saint Mark on me. Brace yourself for some cool history. Here we go…

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5 lessons for connectors from the movie Free Solo

What Alex Honnold did on El Capitan is too astounding to take in. Alex climbed El Capitan in less than 4 hours….without a rope or any other safety equipment. His documentary Free Solo is up for an Oscar this year and is in IMAX theaters right now. As I watched the movie, the lessons for those of us leading people on the climb to connect with God and our churches became obvious to me.

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Where should you spend most of your time during your Christmas services this weekend?

Where will you be and what will you be doing before, during and after your Christmas services? I want to share with you the most important place for you and I to invest our time this coming Christmas weekend. Believe me if you plant yourself there, it will pay off big time as well as focus you mentally and spiritually.

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1 day left till Video Course Launch/New Instagram and Andy Stanley Book

Once you go through this course, there is no reason you cannot have all four components of a successful assimilation strategy in place and working for you during 2019. On the eve of the release, I want to share 2 more resources with you: one social media, the other a book recommendation that may serve as a way of appreciating your volunteers.

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The 2nd mistake many churches make when assimilating guests

Have you ever took a "free" vacation to a time share resort? You go because you feel the need for a break, have the need for a deal, and are willing to pay the price which is sitting through a presentation and a pitch for a few hours-one that could result in your buying-in to the "resort lifestyle". If you are like me, you have been willing to pay that price as long as they a willing to hear a "No" at they end of it. 

Despite our aversion to this experience, this is unintentionally how we treat guests when they want to become part of our church.

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