The Big Picture for the You-Can-Too Series


Today, I’m giving you broad strokes for a big-picture look of where we’re going in 2014. Figure out where you are in these pictures I’m going to paint and then decide what is at least one step you need to do. I strongly encourage you to do as much of the entire series as applies to you. I believe I’ve set a do-able pace for this. I’d love to see hundreds of staff have all the pieces in place by December.

You can do this. Have faith in God and in yourself. You may need skills, but we’re here to help you. Follow my blog or find mentors and other resources. Start small; add a little at a time; be consistent; keep at it. You can master these tools.

You have a story and also people who want to help you get your ministry and that story heard above the noise on the Internet. They want to help you accomplish your ministry. Care about them; build your partners into a team and focus on these tools as a ministry to them (instead of thinking of it as a broadcasting of yourself). Continue reading The Big Picture for the You-Can-Too Series

What Tech Tools Do You Need?


How do you discover what tech tools fit your lifestyle and your ministry? I know from talking with many staff that sometimes it’s hard to even know what you need or what might be available for you. Also, I’ve found that people might decide what tool to use, but it actually may not be their best choice. Cost, ease-of-use, compatibility, and whether a tool is out-dated might all factor in what you choose to do.
For those of you following the You-Can-Too series, this post is designed to help you make a personalized plan for what you’ll learn in 2014. In January, we’re planning for the year. Save room in your schedule for actionable steps as we move into next month. [Read more…] Continue reading What Tech Tools Do You Need?