3 Keys to Effectively Working Within the “Constraints” of Ministry


A few weeks ago, I ran across a blog post from author and marketing strategist, Chris Brogan entitled “Constraints.” In the post, Chris …
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Reading List: Turn the Ship Around


Several weeks ago I stumbled upon an article on Fast Company’s site about David Marquet’s book Turn the Ship Around!: How to Create …
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Poll: Churchgoers Struggle in Sharing Their Faith

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Guest column by Jon D. Wilke NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) -- When it comes to discipleship, those who regularly attend church struggle with …
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Invention & Innovation…Where is the Action?

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In the world of Apple, (as I saw on Biography) and the mind of those who really change things, there’s an ability to connect the dots …
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Preaching One-Time Sermons


I remember the first time I preached a sermon, though it's unlikely anyone else does. In fact, I'm actually relieved that no record remains …
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What’s Your Church’s FQ (Fellowship Quotient)?


When a church of 120 members set out to assimilate 3,000 converts (from a one-day revival!) into the life of their family, they ranked …
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What Are You Reading Right Now?


Quick! Send us a photo of what you're currently reading, and tell us what you're learning from it. We would love to tell the world about it! …
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Four Questions to Ask Before Posting Your Views on Facebook or Twitter


I’m sure you’ve noticed that as we are coming closer and closer to election day, the Facebook and Twitter worlds are increasingly filling up …
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The Group That Serves Together Grows Together

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Setting up task groups is a great way to develop a growing number of faithful volunteers in almost any area of ministry.  A task group is …
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Complex Churches Give People Christian Fatigue Syndrome


Growing up, I went to church a lot. A lot. (I know — that’s a theologically loaded phrase. Just hang with me. And read that last sentence …
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