Developing a “Be Present” Mindset

Developing a “Be Present” Mindset

For those of us working to create a Lead Small culture, we understand the power of being present for a few. We encourage small group leaders to show up predictably, mentally and randomly. And while checklists and goals are very helpful in that training, what we really want is for them to understand the “why” behind this big idea. It’s great to show up at games, concerts, award ceremonies and the like, but being present is more than just showing up. It’s allowing your few to have a front-row... Read More
How One Orange Church Served Its Community Via the Juvenile Court System

How One Orange Church Served Its Community Via the Juvenile Court System

A few weeks ago on a Monday evening, something pretty incredible happened on our church campus. Only twice in my ministry career have I said, “That could not have gone better.” That Monday was one of those times. Before I explain the details, let me give some background. Several months ago, I received a call from a wonderful lady at our county juvenile services office. She had found some info online about a parenting class we were offering at our church. She found it because she was searching... Read More