- Questions that Guys Should Ask Guys – great tips for discipleship from Tony Steward
- Do you want to be able to do one hundred push ups? I might give this a try…
- An Open Source Manifesto from Mark Batterson.
- Quality thoughts on Phone Etiquette from Nikki Alexander.
- Jeff Clinger shares of Celebrating Life in two very different experiences
- Calm Me Down… was a great post that I needed to read
- A project of which I will be a part is making progress – Open Source Liturgy Project: 4 Cores “Frozen” for Open Release.
- Why I’m Glad Some at Granger Don’t Believe in the Bible – A passionate post from Tim Stevens about evangelism, discipleship, the crowd and the church.
- Wesley Covenant Prayer, remixed – a relevant and faithful prayer from Allen Ewing-Merrill.
- Do you have a daily rule? Check out Tony Steward’s - 20 Rules – what are yours?
- David Livingston ponders Contemporary Worship names
- Great clarity at New Light in Our Mission and Vision
- The Importance of Follow-Ups from Joseph Yoo
- Good tips at Factors That Improve Online Experience from Church Marketing Sucks
- Seth Godin has some excellent Learning from a summer intern program.
- Scott Hodge summarizes a Harvard Business Review article at How Pixar Fosters Collective Creativity.
- Kevin Watson lectures at Perkins and shares an excellent summary of The Methodist Method.
- Whatever Happened to Wesley’s Explanatory Notes? Great question from Kevin Watson.
- How would you define what’s necessary for a group to become a church? Another great question, this time from Tony Steward.
- Ben Simpson compiles some well written thoughts on the times in which we live at Thoughts… Assessing our Time…
- My Path to Me is a reminder from Craig Groeschel.
- Michael reminds us that Jesus said, I Will Build My…
- New to the public blogosphere – David Livingston has a great post on The fall and rise of denominations.
- Does the church use Old marketing with new tools? Seth Godin has some great thoughts on how to use technology to increase personal contact.
- Counting Birds from Brian Jackson is a great reminder of balance
- Nikki Alexander shares thoughts on Sync Issues.
- Check out two articles on video venues and multiple campuses:
Tony Steward was recently hired as the Online Community Pastor at LifeChurch.tv. Terry and the team were excited for him to arrive as new staff is a great opportunity to get feedback from a fresh perspective. A new staff member can provide free critical feedback on current processes on the team – free.
I think that it is great that they have hired an online community pastor and commend Tony’s blog to you as well. As to getting feedback from new team members, I think that this is a great practice – both for an internet campus and for any local congregation. It would have to be balanced with getting the new team member on board with standard practices of the team. There is a balance here.
What do you think? Is it more important to gain fresh perspective or to make sure that a team member is on board with standard operating procedures?