Monthly Archives: June 2008

Tip #6: Throw out your Fax Machine

Tired of getting all those Travel and Health ADs sent to your fax machine?  (that costs you money) Tired of having other people see your faxes? Tired of faxes piling up and getting stacked with other people’s faxes? Tired of … Continue reading

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Tip #5: Scrap Outlook Express and Maximize what Outlook can do for you

I’m surprised how many church staffers are still using Outlook Express for their email program. It’s the barebones version of Outlook. and Outlook is SOOOO much better, especially the latest version of Outlook (2007).  Some even use Express when they have the … Continue reading

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AC: turn it off/down while you’re gone?

It’s an age old question: Is it better to leave the AC ON when you’re not in the building, -or- turn it OFF/warmer while you are gone, then turn it back on/down/cooler when needed ? ? ?  The conventional wisdom is that … Continue reading

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About not going to church…

Having a “choice” to get up and go to church on Sunday morning has been one of the most interesting and unnerving experiences I’ve had since I left working “for” a specific church, and began attending church as a “volunteer” once … Continue reading

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Where you can find more of my reading recommendations…

I’ve scattered quite a few “recommended reads” through the posts in this blog. Many of my “church related” recommended reads are being footnoted in the “Advice to Church Staff” thread at For example, I’ve just posted about 7 books and … Continue reading

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Staff meetings, management, development, and inspiration

This post discusses “Team Huddles” and what I’ve learned from the 6 church staffs I’ve worked with. It concludes with some good books to read. I enthusiastically recommend that church leaders make it a habit to read books and magazines from the business world… … Continue reading

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Lead Better Meetings

Meetings are boon and bane in the church. How you lead a meeting, and how you train your chairpeople to lead meetings, can make the difference between success and failure. Better meetings are more productive. Better meetings are a way … Continue reading

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Pass the Peace, -and the Hand Sanitizers

I am NOT a Germ-a-phobe or hypochondriac. I just have serious concerns about an age-old practice that creates problems in this day and age: the extent to which we pass BUGS around on Sunday morning. I’m particularly concerned about pastors: they shake EVERYBODY’S … Continue reading

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Tech Tips for Church Staff and anybody else who wants to read this

Most church staffers are not techies, but must deal with technology every day. The IDEA behind this blog thread is to help them DO MORE with the technology they have to IMPROVE their MINISTRY. Through my Sundaysoftware.com and Rotation.org website … Continue reading

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