The Circle Maker: a New Church-Wide Campaign from Mark Batterson

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The Circle Maker

Based on Mark Batterson’s 2011 book by the same title, The Circle Maker: Praying Circles around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears is …
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Stop Competing, Start Celebrating

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Stop Competing, Start Celebrating

For the past few weeks, I’ve been captivated by this principle, especially as it relates to kingdom-building connections. As leaders, we …
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5 Things I want To Say To Leaders

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Here are 5 things I want to say to leaders: 1. Time goes fast!  Seize every second of every day by walking in, and living through the …
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Video: Suffering Ratifies Your Ministry, Wayne Cordeiro

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In this Exponential 2012 highlight, pastor/author Wayne Cordeiro offers three lessons to prepare us for sifting (Luke 22:31-32): Learn to …
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Starting Men’s Groups – Interview with Saddleback Men’s Pastor Kenny Luck

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Interview with Saddleback Men's Pastor Kenny Luck on Starting Men's Groups Steve Gladen and Brett Eastman interview Kenny Luck about …
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Protect Your Church’s Children Against Sexual Abuse Nightmare

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He looked like the ideal youth minister -- recommended by a friend of the pastor, personable, and leading a thriving ministry to teens at …
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As Pastors We Must Teach and Train Parents

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I met Heather in a packed hallway after the service one Sunday morning. When I asked her what she hoped to gain by worshipping with us, she …
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7 Ways of Dealing with the Torment of Criticism

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Why is it that the most gifted among us are sometimes the most insecure? Why is it so easy to become discouraged by criticism? Why do we …
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5 Questions: Are You a Ministry-aholic?

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According to a 2009 LifeWay Research study, you and I work too much. It said the average full-time pastor works 55 hours a week. And that’s …
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Apple Is Changing the Church; Is Your Church Ready?

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“What do you see coming down the pike that will impact the church?”  A pastor asked me that a year ago and I surprised him by holding up my …
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