Auxano resources leaders with helpful, sharable tools we call Team UP. These are ongoing, free downloadable materials to help your team create break-thru clarity and realize your unique vision. This download includes 100 of the best quotes from Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven Church. This resource is a splendid visual representation that invites teams to pick their top 3 quotes for sharing and discussion.Continue Reading
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The outpouring of love for Rick and the Warren family from all of you pastors and leaders has been incredible. It means more to Pastor Rick personally than you will ever know. Every day we receive new notes of encouragement, and your love is felt.
This past Sunday the 28th, Rick and Kay spoke of the past 16 weeks and their experience through Matthews passing in a sermon called How We’re Getting Through, and we hope there are lessons in this sermon that can be shared in your own church. Please download the transcript, mp3, and sermon outline for free here. (click on ‘parts’ tab)
You can also watch a video of this sermon here.
Pastor Rick is officially back and will be preaching the new 6-part series How To Get Through What You’re Going Through that will use Biblical characters as examples on how to get through life’s difficult times.
1. Part 1 – Shock: When Your World Collapses (Aug 4th)
2. Part 2 – Sorrow: When Your Heart Is Breaking (Aug 11th)
3. Part 3 – Struggle: When You Don’t Understand (Aug 18th)
4. Part 4 – Surrender: How To Experience…
A few years ago, we began to grow weary of church success stories that were exclusively about worship attendance. Don’t get me wrong— we celebrate, as readily as anyone, the work of God that explodes with numeric fruit. But we all know that Jesus is moving in ways less visible— or should we say, less platformed— across North America.
So the Auxano team decided to create “a list for the rest of us” - the Unique 19. We want to salute the hard work of creative and faithful visionaries that may never make the “100 largest”or“fastest growing” list. We want to inspire worship of Jesus, the chief visionary and kingdom entrepreneur whose follower-leaders are taking small towns and niche communities by storm. We want to stoke vibrant imagination in every pastor and see new models emerge where photocopied strategies have kept us stuck.
We hope you enjoy the first release of the Unique 19. Every year we will highlight 19 different, unique churches. Throughout the year we will give a peak under the hood, a few churches at a…Continue Reading
From Exponential, “In this eBook, through the story of Granger Community Church, you’ll discover practical help in mobilizing people toward mission in incremental steps. People need a series of steps into deeper engagement with mission.”Continue Reading
The recent Saddleback sermon series Follow Me has featured some of the best teaching pastors in the US. So far we have heard from Greg Laurie, Francis Chan, Wilfredo De Jesus, Russell Moore, Jud Wilhite, Perry Noble, Judah Smith, and Doug Fields. Our aim is to serve our community of pastors and church leaders. Choose any one part of the Follow Me sermon series as a free download by using the coupon code FOLLOW13 at checkout. Click here. (excludes DVDs).Continue Reading
As a member of The Rocket Company, I have the privilege of attending some of the greatest Christian conferences possible. During the first half of 2013, four events in particular stood out. I am honored to include them in my latest eBook 649 Leadership Quotes: Timeless Truths From The 2013 Passion, Exponential, Orange, Chick-Fil-A Leadercast Conferences.
The eBook containing 649 leadership quotes is FREE with a subscription to this website.
Here are the events you will learn from:
Passion 2013 was a historic gathering as 60,000 students descended upon the Georgia Dome for an amazing time of worship and to bring attention to the 27 million trapped in slavery around the globe.
Exponential ’13 took place in Orlando during the month of April. The focus of this conference was DiscipleShift. While you may be unfamiliar with word, this group of church planters has a deep desire to see churches more effective at making and releasing disciples.
Orange is a Children’s Ministry Conference that every adult should attend. While there, I made it a point to attend as many Pastors Tracks as possible. A little preview – the Pastors Lunch is the best session I…Continue Reading
American evangelicalism has been blindsided. Our cities and our world have changed. In our missional focus to reach the city, we have realized our inability to reach the entire urban context—specifically the individuals that don’t fit into the majority culture. Somehow it has been accepted to do ministry and create disciples, while ignoring certain portions that aren’t as accessible; they were quarantined and unseen.
Now, however, it’s impossible to ignore what is quickly taking over. This new urban – the dense and diverse – is transforming and shaping our culture, society and neighborhoods. As leaders, we’d be foolish to make our mission anything other than the city in its entirety- beautiful parts and complicated. There’s no more looking the other way.
That is why In Plain Sight seeks to develop a holistic strategy for discipling America’s true urban: those in plain sight.
This free resource includes:
- A wholistic strategy for making disciples
- A primer for discipleship in your group of church
- Insights and perspectives that will shake the status quo
- A how-to manual on reaching people you have previously overlooked
It sounds crazy, right? Say no to discipleship? But what if the way we have typically done “discipleship” is not the way Jesus intended for us to make disciples? If we do need to reconsider or stop doing something, what is it? One thing we know–discipleship done in ways Jesus didn’t intend will result in disciples that Jesus didn’t intend, e.g., people who make presentations rather than have presence; who follow moralism rather than the Messiah; and who measure their spirituality with a mirror rather than in community. In this free resource, Jason C. Dukes offers some context to the assertion that we should say no to discipleship as well as five suggested shifts toward discipling as Jesus intended.Continue Reading
Recently Tim Peters published a post entitled ’5 Things Every Church Should Communicate Every Sunday’. He received tons of positive comments and hundreds of Tweets and Facebook Likes. He decided to produce an extended version of the post in a eBook format, and he added two additional ‘things’ every church should communicate every Sunday.
You will definitely enjoy this eBook and the material will be easy for you to pass along to other church leaders and volunteers.Continue Reading
It happened early on. It was an intentional choice, says New Hope Christian Fellowship Founder/Pastor Wayne Cordeiro. He had to decide whether to build a big church or big people. He chose big people. So for the first 15 years, Cordeiro led his church to plant more than 70 churches. Another intentional decision early on, Cordeiro says, was whether he would be a Kingdom builder or an empire builder. I chose the former, he shares. It was the more expensive road to take. But we made that choice in the first five years of our church plant, and from those decisions, God led us on an amazing adventure.
Shrinking the Megachurch is an autobiographical journey that led New Hope to where they are today, 134 churches later. In this free resource, Cordeiro shares lessons and lesions, signposts and stretch marks of the leadership decision that God has honored. More than 5,000 people have gone on to populate the 24 church plants in one city alone. And God is not done yet. Learn from the indispensable leadership decisions Cordeiro made early on to shrink the megachurch.Continue Reading
by Emily Lawyer
We all know we should read our Bibles, that finding time for a bit of silence and solitude is good for the soul. But how many people are actually doing it?
In this free resource, author Emily Lawyer introduces us to a God-centered discipleship process that has proven effective with both men and women. Instead of focusing on what a passage of Scripture means to our lives, Lawyer’s process turns it around, encouraging participants to ask, “What does this Scripture make me appreciate about God?” Eventually, 80 percent of men and women in her church became involved in a small group using this uncomplicated approach and, Lawyer says, grew excited about reading the Bible. “One their own, they were uncovering and internalizing profound truths,” she writes.
The book features two sections. Section one details the reasons for solitude and need to center our thoughts on who God truly is while section two is written specifically to guide anyone in vocational ministry interested in implementing this approach and includes a more detailed description of the process and how it plays out in a church setting.
Every church planter should consider this small…Continue Reading
To the modern mind, the idea of someone being raised from the dead is utterly implausible. People don’t beat death, especially after being in the grave three days. Yet, this claim is at the heart of the Christian faith–the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Is this belief a mass delusion? How could it possibly be credible? If the resurrection were true, what difference would it really make? Raised? encourages you to doubt the resurrection, but to doubt it well. It also shows how an otherworldly claim makes sense of the world we live in. Whether you are a skeptic, a believer, or somewhere in between, this book will help you question and appreciate the resurrection.Continue Reading