Recently I was introduced to the wisdom of identifying “plumb lines” for effective leadership (credit to Larry Osborne’s Sticky Teams). For leaders, these are the handful of guiding principles that can be used to measure the success of your team when it comes to staying on vision. These are the things that, when people think of your leadership, they associate with you because you repeat them often. You regularly use them to define success. You use them to inspire. They are a natural part of your leadership vocabulary. Continue reading “Worship leading plumb lines – Part 1: “Hours of Discipline for Moments of Freedom””
That time we moved our stage into the middle of the room
A couple months before Christmas 2015, our Outward Church staff started kicking around an idea: what if we moved our stage into the middle of the room?
The more we talked about it, the more we really wanted to see whether we could pull it off. We wanted to experience what worshiping “in the round” could be like. Ultimately as we discussed it, we identified three main reasons for wanting to make the change: Continue reading “That time we moved our stage into the middle of the room”
Stop making church “cool?” Ok, but you’ve missed the point.
Typically I don’t comment on these types of things but this article has been getting enough traction lately in various places that I felt it warranted some interaction.
In the article, Rachel Held Evans makes some accurate observations and quotes a lot of compelling stats, but ultimately her conclusion here is massively flawed. Continue reading “Stop making church “cool?” Ok, but you’ve missed the point.”
The most important voice in the room
I once had an ongoing joke with a sound guy that I was “number one” because he would usually plug my vocal mic into channel 1 on the snake at my church. As if us worship leaders need any additional help boosting our egos any higher than they already are… Continue reading “The most important voice in the room”