How to Deal with Transition

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Change

Life will always bring unexpected situations our way.  Things can change drastically from one day to the next.  A new opportunity can …
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Why Are There So Many Single Adults?

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Single

I have been single my entire adult life. Because I am single, I have had a front row experience of how churches are reaching and growing …
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Vision Statements are Worthless Without a Game Plan

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Cheerleaders

Most of us have been to a pep rally at some time in our lives or a sporting event where we cheer for our team.  There is some humor and a …
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Secure Leaders Can Admit They Are Stuck

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You will face those moments. Count on it. You will feel stuck. You need to make a decision. You feel the pressure.  And you don’t know …
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6 Traits of the Best Small Group Hosts

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Professor

Some churches raise the bar when it comes to recruiting small group leaders. You need to be a member for X amount of time, well versed in …
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A Crash Course in Spiritual Maturity

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Questions

“…knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance….” (James 1:3) Pity the church with an immature pastor. He can drive good …
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Cultural and Religious Research Cheat Sheet

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Survey

For the past week, I've blogged quite a bit on statistics and their use. I've discussed the misuse of stats, how to discern which stats are …
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28 Resources for Planting Churches

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I received an email this morning from my good friend Phil Peterson asking about resources for a church planting initiative. I’d …
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Should Your Church Use Technology for Recruiting Staff?

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PaperResume

Have you heard the news? Another traditional print piece is going electronic. Employee recruiters and human resource departments say that …
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Free Ebook: With Me – Relational Essentials for a Discipleship Ethos

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With Me

Character and wisdom are shaped in the mentoring relationships of a “with me” culture. And relationships at this level do not just happen. …
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