The Alternative To The Halloween Alternative

The Alternative To The Halloween Alternative

by Matt McKee It’s that time of year when leaves start changing color, temperatures start to cool down, and football is in the air. It is also the season when churches have to decide what to do with Halloween. Do we host a fall festival? A Halloween alternative? A Christian “haunted” house with heaven at the end? Trunk or Treat? Do we schedule it on Halloween night, the weekend before, or the week after and tie it to a sermon series around the dangers of Harry Potter? In... Read More
5 Tips For Making Your Next Presentation More Engaging

5 Tips For Making Your Next Presentation More Engaging

by Matt McKee We have all been there. You get called to a meeting and there is a laptop opened up just waiting to present a PowerPoint, Keynote, or Prezi presentation. You think to yourself, I can’t wait to see this presentation. I bet it is going to be awesome. Okay, nobody has said that about presentations since TED Talks were invite only and in secret locations. That said, we all need to get better at presentations so I thought I would share five things you should do in order to make... Read More
What Leaders Should Stop Saying

What Leaders Should Stop Saying

by Matt McKee It’s an easy excuse that we all use too much, “I don’t have time for that.” The reality is that you may not have time for that but more likely the real answers are something closer to: I don’t want to do that. That is not a priority. That is not worth my time. If I did that then people might think differently of me. That scares me. What if instead of saying, “I don’t have time for that,” we said, “That doesn’t fit what I... Read More
What To Do With What You Learned At OC15

What To Do With What You Learned At OC15

By Matt McKee Orange Conference 2015 is over. Hopefully, you either attended, watched the Live Stream or saw a massive amount of social media posts from the event. You are inspired, full of new ideas, challenged, and ready to impact your community. Great! Now what? How do you make the most out of OC15, or any conference you attend? Don’t let the every day overtake what you learned and what you hope to now accomplish. Here are seven action items that will help answer the question, “Now... Read More
Six Questions To Ask Before Stopping A Ministry Program

Six Questions To Ask Before Stopping A Ministry Program

by Matt McKee Believe it or not, it is that time of year for evaluating what you are going to be doing this fall. Deciding things like, “what are we going to change as a ministry, and what are we going to simply stop doing?” Some things in your ministry simply need to be tweaked; others need to be done away with. How do you know the difference? I believe these six questions will help you as you go into this decision-making season. Where does this program lead? Every program you do... Read More