Six Tips for Keeping New Small Groups Healthy

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By Brett Eastman In our 40 Days of Purpose campaign at Saddleback, we saw God work "exceedingly abundantly beyond what we asked or …
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The Top Stewardship Mistakes Churches Make

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If you follow NASCAR you will know that Dale Earnhardt Jr. has not won a race in a long, long time.  In May of 2011 in a NASCAR race …
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Volunteering — or volun-FEAR-ing?

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Time flies, doesn’t it? We’re in volunteer-recruiting season in our middle-school student ministry. Soon, a host of brand-spankin-new …
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Small Groups Built to Last

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By Brett Eastman Often small groups become a place in the church, where "every person (or small group) does what is right in his own …
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Great Leaders Know: Never ‘Command the Hand’

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Having someone offer to help you with a great vision is awesome, but patience while leading and waiting is crucial. If you get impatient or …
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3 things I Learned About Leading Volunteers

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I have a quasi-confession to make. I worked as an employee of a church for 10 years before I ever volunteered for anything. Don’t get me …
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Poll: Mississippi Most Religious State, Vt. & N.H. least

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Mississippi, Utah and Alabama are the most religious states and Vermont and New Hampshire the least religious, according to a Gallup survey …
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Stetzer’s ‘Exchange’ Webcast Now Weekly

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The Exchange, a free webcast for pastors and church leaders hosted by Ed Stetzer, now airs weekly. "A weekly program will provide our …
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Church Cuts Debt to Aid Church Planting

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Debt can limit a person's generosity -- and a church's. Travis Smalley arrived at the Cincinnati-area Lakota Hills Baptist Church six …
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Stewardship Is a Pastor’s Responsibility

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Let me ask you a question. Is the senior pastor the spiritual leader of the congregation? Without question, the answer is "yes." Then let me …
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