It’s Always Time to Get Personal

It’s Always Time to Get Personal

By: MB Mooney It’s always time to get personal. As with any organization, Phoenix Roasters has our own catchphrases and statements that define our mission and culture. Any good business will have these embedded into their DNA. These statements help to remind us of the vision and mission of #CoffeeThatMatters. One of those statements is – “Life is about relationships. The rest is just details.” Phoenix Roasters is a coffee company created from a ministry, a church plant dedicated to the... Read More
Your Mission Begins With You

Your Mission Begins With You

Take a minute to think about the mission of your ministry. You can most likely tell me in less than a minute what your mission is and what your vision is. It’s important to you. It’s why you do everything that you do. Now take a minute to think about the people around you. Your staff, your volunteers, and your leaders. What do their daily interactions show you? Are they tired? Burned out? Stressed? Exhausted? Can you remember the last time they took some time off? Now ask those same questions... Read More
Narrow Is The Path

Narrow Is The Path

Narrowing the focus is about deciding to do less in order to be more effective. It calls leaders to develop the skill and willingness to eliminate certain programs so other programs can become stronger. It suggests that you create brands that are distinct and target a specific group. It requires the creation of a not-to-do list in order to protect the organization from the draining effects of complexity. When you apply the principle of “narrow the focus” to your environments, you... Read More
Carrying Out Mission With Strategy

Carrying Out Mission With Strategy

by Adam Duckworth A lot of people spend a lot of time talking about their mission but very little time talking about their strategy. You may have even heard me say that before—if we have ever spent any time together. I say it so much because I believe it. A lot of people confuse these two things: mission and strategy. Let me help to bring some clarity to it: Mission is what you are going to do, and strategy is how you are going to do it. When I came to First Fort Lauderdale in 2008, we had... Read More