Thanks California For Fresh Perspective

My wife and I had an opportunity to visit California this month. We spent a few days with friends, making ministry plans and building...

Serving Projects That Reflect The Personality Of Your Group

“We are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works” Eph. 2:10, NKJV. We all have distinct personalities. If you are the parent of...

Common Reactions When Growth in an Organization Slows

A young pastor was battling the leadership of the church to make changes. He felt part of his call to the church...
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Defining Discipleship

https://youtu.be/NNFSFd5g6NA Matthew 28:19–20: “Go therefore and make disciples, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,...
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Creating Momentum

English Language Learners Definition of momentum. : the strength or force that something has when it is moving. : the strength or force that...

The Demise of Cash and Checks

The other day I said something online about writing a check and I received guffaws from some of my colleagues. I didn’t...

Words + Deeds = Amazing Momentum!

Words of love need to be connected with deeds of love. Human nature being what it causes us to gravitate to serving...

One “Win” At A Time

Revitalization often starts with a single ministry area within the church rather than the whole church. When we think...

Revitalization Hope for the New Year

While this blog is typically for church planting, there is also a great need for church revitalization. Too many churches close their doors every...

Either Distinct or Extinct

“A popular megachurch is starting a new location near us. That church is so big and has so many resources. How are we supposed...

Leaders are Readers

There is very little difference between one who cannot read and one who will not read.” —Jim Rohn I believe pastors and especially church panters need to...

Marks of a Biblical Church Part 1: What Makes a Church...

When I say the word “church,” what comes to mind? A small red brick building with a cross standing high above a steeple or...

8 Projects to Try Out This Fall

I’m often asked about the best projects for success. Whether it’s a warm and sunny area like Southern California or Seattle where it apparently...
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How Do I Connect With My City?

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Revitalizing Church Through an Outward Focus

Church revitalization is a very real and important topic to many today because statistics indicate that the majority of churches are plateaued or declining....

The Six Most Common Mistakes Pastors Make and What to do...

Over the years I’ve seen pastors make the same mistakes over and over. Every time I see these mistakes I can almost bet their...

Pastor – Raise Your EQ This Week!

Question: Why did Paul tell Timothy “Do the work of an evangelist?” Keep in mind the Timothy letters are directed at leaders – specifically to...

The 3 Buckets of Every Church – Part 2

Please read part 1 before reading this post. (It may not make as much sense without it) Let's start off with a question: Tsunami or...

The 3 Buckets of Every Church

If you are trying to restart your congregation or jumpstart growth, what I’m about to share with you is hands down the single most...

3 Options When the Church No Longer Reflects the Community

I was coaching a group of pastors and was asked a question I’ve encountered, but never really answered. It’s a question, which seems to...