Worship Leaders, Lead In Awe This Easter!

Awe Inspiring

One quiet morning a few weeks ago, I decided to take some time to pray alone in our sanctuary. But as soon as I sat down on the front row, …
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The First 7 Questions I Ask When Evaluating a Small Group Ministry

Healthy Small Group

I get a steady stream of emails asking for help with small group ministries.  I also find myself sitting down with small group pastors and …
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Free Ebook – Narrow-Minded Evangelism: ReThinking Evangelism…& The Golden Rule

Narrow Minded Evangelism

The Golden Rule is one of the best-known and most quoted scriptures in the Bible. But, what if we have it all wrong? What if The Golden Rule …
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Why You Should Consider Offering a “NearlyWed” Class


It’s that time of year---weddings, weddings everywhere! If your church is serious about ministering to young adults, here’s a fresh idea: …
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Event – Jumpstart Experience, May 12-14, Chicago, IL

Jumpstart Experience

JumpStart (Chicago) and Enciende (Puerto Rico) is a dynamic training program to equip local churches with the necessary tools to develop …
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Books – Giving Blood: A Fresh Paradigm for Preaching, by Len Sweet

Giving Blood Len Sweet

Over the past thirty years, shifts in technology have displaced the Enlightenment culture of the book with a new visual and aural culture …
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The Easter Invitation: Calling People to Decide What to Do with Jesus

Easter at Saddleback

As I write this, millions of Christians and church leaders are getting ready for Easter weekend, and it's a huge opportunity for the church …
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Do We Really Need More Churches In America?

Old Church

Right now there are over 300,000 Protestant churches in America. Just do the division (300,000 divided by 50 states) and that equals 6,000 …
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The 3 Levels of Dynamic Preaching

Composing Music

Did you know that for musical arrangements, composers write more than just the notes to be played? They also write the strength with which …
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3 Ways Your Church Facilities Communicate “You’re Not Welcome”

Keep Out

Growing up, anytime guests were coming to visit, we would “clean house” to get ready. The more important the guest, the more we cleaned …
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