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Has Worship Been Lost in our Singing?

  I have a confession. I can be cynical. I don’t mean…

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Three Points to Remember When Preparing a Weekly Sermon

  1. Communicate for change. Your goal as a pastor is to take…


FREE Webinar

Our friends at The Rocket Company is presenting a FREE webinar on learning how to fully fund your church’s vision. You can get more information via the links below.   Interviews with: Perry Noble Founding and Senior Pastor of NewSpring Church in South Carolina. Chris Hodges Founding and Senior Pastor of Church of the Highlands. Brian Houston Pastor of Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia. Casey Graham Founder of The Rocket Company. Carl Lentz Pastor of Hillsong Church in New York. Troy Gramling Lead Pastor of Potential Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. What You’ll Learn: Does your…


The Nonprofit Overhead Myth

In 2001 I made the headlong leap into the nonprofit world.  It…

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Congratulations to our Partner, The Rocket Company

We wanted to take a quick moment to offer our hearty congratulations…


Sobering and Preventable Realities For Many Pastors

A sobering post has been making the rounds this week from…

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Brief History of Student Mission

For those working with college students….this is for you! For more information on current movements for college students, check out InterVarsity and SVM2.    


Pastoral Succession Planning

If you help lead a church and are either in the process, or soon will be, proper succession planning is critical for long term success.  Take careful note of an upcoming online conference on this topic from the good folks  at Leadership Network. Here is a teaser from their website: While there are numerous stories describing the highly visible failures in transition and succession, there are even more stories of the positive transition from one pastor to another that have rarely been heard. To highlight what is being learned in these cases, as well as the…

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Is Generosity the New Norm?

Great read put out by Leadership Network.  We recommend the read. Free Download! Generosity Becoming a Fundamental Spiritual Discipline for Churches Leadership Network #leadnet — Leadership Network (@leadnet) October 1, 2013

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Bad Church Management Is Painful

Below is a tweet from MAG Bookkeeping referring to an article posted at Christianity Today. It is good information to digest. “You won’t go to hell for bad Church management, but you will go through it.” — MAG Bookkeeping (@MAGBookkeeping) August 25, 2013

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Using Short-Term Mission for Meaningful Discipleship

In a world where short term missions team are sent on a routine basis, the nagging question remains about what lasting impact is notices upon returning to the U.S.  As a veteran short-term leader, I can say that it is difficult to keep a right perspective after coming home.  Life happens.  Back to school.  Back to work.  Back to routine. How do allow the growth to settle in us to a point where the “massing changes” take root and become our new normalcy. Leadership Network posted a ‘Field Report’ of one such church trying to do…

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