The Oak House

Change…Or Die

“Culture is changing rapidly, which means people are changing rapidly. If you want to reach people, that probably also means you need to change your approach rapidly.” – Carey Nieuwhof Culture is, in fact, changing at a rapid clip.  The Read more…

By Brian, ago
The Oak House

It Will Happen

So I was recently sitting in on some meetings with potential contractors and we started discussing the vision for The Oak House.  One of the contractors said “Man, I thought about doing something kinda like this when we built our Read more…

By Brian, ago
The Oak House

The Daily Grind

Sammy wakes up every day and starts the process of going to the office.  Sammy works for a large flooring manufacturer and spends a majority of his day pounding away on a keyboard and mousepad.  The days aren’t terribly long, Read more…

By Brian, ago
The Oak House

Nimble Church

Businesses pivot all the time.  At least the good ones do.  Something isn’t working?  Let’s change it up a bit.  About to go bankrupt?  Let’s adjust the model.  Here is a perfect example: Starbucks went from selling coffee machines and Read more…

By Brian, ago
The Oak House

Center of Attention

Every Sunday, Bill and his wife Janice walk into church with their 2.5 kids and sit thorough a hour long sermon.  There is a kids ministry which teaches age appropriate biblical-themed curriculum to their kids.  The coffee is good, the Read more…

By Brian, ago
When Helping Hurts

When Helping Hurts: Part 8

“Many North American churches and ministries are reconsidering the approaches they have been taking toward the materially poor.  Many are realizing they have been applying “relief” inappropriately and want to shift toward “development” in their work at home and abroad.” Read more…

By Brian, ago