What That Pastor Search Committee is Looking For

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My wife and I were being shown around town by two ladies who were members of their church's committee assigned to locate and sign-up the …
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Can We Do Anything to Increase Giving?

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Money Finance

I’ve heard many ministers in these economic times make statements that their people just aren’t giving like they used to give.  Offerings …
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Missional Circles

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Missional Circles

Every time I teach or train on Missional Living or Church Planting, I draw three circles on a large poster paper. This is the simplest way …
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6 Ways to Nudge a Potential Leader

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Roller Coaster

I ask small group leaders often, “Who is your apprentice? Your Co-leader? What potential leaders do you have in your group?” The reply I …
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Insecure, Lazy Leadership?

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There’s a buzz going around about ‘releasing people to _____.’ You can insert any of the following words in that …
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Six Barriers That Hinder Small Group Growth (Part 1)

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Did you know that you get a new skeleton every seven years? Your bone marrow is constantly creating new bone, and you’re sloughing off old …
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So You Want to Be a Small Group Leader?

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Steve and Brett

Theme of the week: So You Want to be a Small Group Leader? Plus Rick Warren's 40 Days in the Word Sample Session Steve Gladen, the Small …
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At The Core

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Apple Core

Who are you at the core? What are your convictions? What are your key values? It is vitally important that you understand your key values as …
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We’ve Tried That Before…and It Doesn’t Work Here

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Why How

One of the things I love doing is talking with small group pastors and directors about their small group ministry.  How it’s designed.  The …
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What to Say When Someone is Hurting

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Faith, Hope, Love

No eyebrows. Bald head. Fifteen pounds underweight. Ghost-white skin. When I was undergoing six rounds of chemotherapy for stage IV cancer, …
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