When we started Church Fuel, we knew that a monthly membership program would eventually be the core product. But when it came time to actually launch the subscription service, we did quite a bit of research. In addition to surveying some key customers, we joined several different online programs, including: Platform University GKIC Inner Circle […]
There are so many tools out there to help you organize, streamline and run your life. I wrote about some of the ones we use here. But in this post, I want to dive deeper into how we use one of them. In fact, I’d say Basecamp is our primary tool for team communication. It’s […]
Here are my notes, quotes and thoughts from Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, by Cal Newport. This was one of the best books I’ve read in recent years and I would include it on my 10 must-read books for any leader. I’m glad I chose it for my 2017 reading […]
In Creativity, Inc., Ed Catmull describes the creative process at Pixar. In To Pixar and Beyond, Lawrence Levy, former CFO, describes how the business found viability in the first place. Here are some notes and thoughts from To Pixar and Beyond, by Lawrence Levy. Levy was hired by Steve Jobs in 1995 in order to take Pixar public. […]
When you meet new people, do you wonder what to talk about? As an introvert, this is always a struggle. It’s tough for me to get to know NEW people because I’m perfectly comfortable sitting away from the main conversation. And when I meet new and interesting people, I don’t alway know what to talk about. Sometimes, […]
Here are my notes, quotes and thoughts from The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership by Jenni Catron. The Great Commandment is the model of extraordinary leadership. Heart = Relational Leadership Soul = Spiritual Leadership Mind = Managerial Leadership Strength = Visionary Leadership “God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things in the lives of others.” – Paul […]
Here are the types people and organizations I can help.
- You want to start something that matters.
- You’re struggling to find your market or your voice.
- You want to set things up right.
- You’re looking to grow and reach more people.
- You need help with marketing or strategy.
- You want to launch a new product or service.
- You need to streamline and be more effective.
- You’re looking to serve more people.
- You need to diversify your products or services.
Don’t Take My Word for it
“We spent three months under Michael’s coaching and we have not stopped growing ever since.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you available to speak?
Of course! I love speaking to groups of people on a variety of topics. If you want to check availability and talk about goals, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What other blogs do you recommend?
I've learned from so many smart people and love recommending others. Some of my favorites include Pat Flynn, Michael Hyatt, Amy Porterfield, Jon Acuff, Jeff Goins, and Ramit Sethi.
What tools do you use in your life and business?
I love Evernote, Dropbox, and LeadPages and use them all multiple times a day. I put together a PDF with more tools I use all the time and you can download that here.
What's your background?
After 15 years of working with local churches, I began working with a consulting company to help pastors and churches succeed. In 2015, I started Church Fuel to provide insanely practical resources that move the church forward. This is my personal site, where I write about business, leadership, heart and hustle.