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LifeQuest Church

No Ordinary Service

I am usually the first one to arrive at church on Sunday morning.  Strategically on a mission, I go through my Sunday morning routine of making sure everything is ready to go for the 3 worship experiences we have at our Belton Campus.  One by one volunteers begin arriving…band members, tech support, children’s workers, hospitality and experience team. From the moment the first note of the cover song is played, we strive to make the worship  ...

Leadership

A Week at Lifequest…Day One

Monday is a catch up and connect day where the LQ staff does a variety of things.  Some get in some much needed rest and family time after a total of 4 worship experiences and an online service on Sunday. For me, it’s a day to take some time and plan out the week ahead, meet and connect with LifeQuesters, and start thinking about the worship experiences next Sunday.  Pastor Chris uses Monday as a day to spend some extra time with God  ...

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Coming Soon…A week at Lifequest

So much goes into putting together the weekend worship experience each week at LifeQuest.  Throughout the week phone calls are being made to connect people with Life Groups and helping them find places to serve.  Meetings take place in all kinds of venues which include StarBucks, around a conference table, in the KidzQuest room and over lunch at various restaurants throughout the city. Awesome volunteers go throughout their week sharing  ...

Leadership

Random Thoughts on Leadership

1. All good leadership begins where you are. The small responsibilities you have before you now comprise the first great leadership conquest you must make. St. Francis of Assisi said, “Start doing what is necessary; then do what is possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” 2. John Gardner observed, “If I had to name a single all-purpose instrument of leadership, it would be communication.” Never forget  ...

Leadership

The Soft Side of Leadership

John Maxwell says the first quality of a relational leader is the ability to understand how people feel and think.  As we work with other people, we need to remember that all people, whether leaders or followers, have some things in common. People like to feel special, so sincerely compliment them.  People want a better tomorrow, so show them hope.  People desire direction, so help show them the way.  People get low emotionally, so they need  ...

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LifeQuest and Life change

Last night I was asked by friends from LifeQuest Church to attend a High School play  entitled “Children of Eden.”  The play is about the beginning of the world and how God built the world based on His dream. He created Adam and Eve and gave them a perfect place to live.  Then a Snake convinced Eve to disobey her Heavenly Father so they were expelled from the Garden of Eden. The first act ended several decades later. By then Eve  ...

Ministry

Quit Being Religous

I love reading the works of Oswald Chambers – so much wisdom and he doesn’t mince words, but gets right to the point. In ‘Utmost For His Highest,’ Chambers writes about our relationship with Jesus and how it’s easy to get so absorbed in our service to Him, that we fail to actually face Him. Recognizing His ‘surprise visits’ (as Chambers calls them) is not brought about by service to Him, but by  ...