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Virtual Discipleship

“So, what about online discipleship? How do you make that work?” A quick perusal of churches on the internet reveals that the US church is...

Your Preaching is Overrated

There I said it. You may not agree, but you needed to hear it. Now, before you unsubscribe or send me a scathing email about the...

The Biggest Barrier to Reaching Young Families Right Now

Empathy – The ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Several years ago my wife became a stay at home mom. It was something...

Whatever Happened to Excellence

My brother was in the Marines … a loooong time ago. I was in the Air Force … a looooooonger time ago. I’m sure...

7 Dangers for the Isolated Leader

I was coaching a pastor trying to help a church grow again. The previous pastor left town after a series of bad decisions –...

Brian’s Productivity Rules

If you‘d like to get more done in less time, here are a number of my favorite time-saving tips, tricks, and hacks for Senior...

Want Popcorn with Your Worship?

Prior to March 11, my wife and I went to the cinema almost every Friday. Thankfully, we mostly have the same taste in movies,...

6 Outreach Lessons From Johnny Appleseed

John Chapman, aka the legendary “Johnny Appleseed”, was a missionary who reached out to Native Americans in the Ohio Valley in the early 1800s. He...

What’s Most Important Right Now?

Can we just take a moment to catch our breath? Follow after me, breathe in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe out. Do you feel better...

3 Things That Are Often Unclear On a Healthy Team

Clarity is often king in organizational dynamics. Words do matter and clear communication is vital for healthy teams. As hard as it is for...

4 Effective Ways to Stop Sabotaging Yourself

Have you ever uttered any of these sentences? "I can't do it!" "That's way out of my league. I can’t possibly succeed at that.” ...

Small Town Worship

If I were to ask you what’s the one area in your church that could use the most help, what would you say? If...

Living With Turnover

One of the most discouraging aspects of planting churches is the fact that most people who start with you leave early on. Why does this...

Micro Church – Mindsets and Meeting Places

Getting Started Many churches start in homes or coffee shops. Sometimes these were intentional and other times a simple Bible study morphed into a church...

Six Reasons Leaders Avoid Change

I was recently flipping through the radio stations in my car when I came across one of my favorite Pearl Jam songs. The band...

A Huge Reason We Can Expect Smaller Crowds Upon Church Reentry

One reason we can expect smaller crowds upon church reentry is not the virus. That’s part of it for sure. It makes sense. Especially...

7 Phrases to Ban When Trying to Discover New Ideas

The best ideas in an organizational setting often come by getting a group together and searching for new ideas or ways of doing things....

Gadgets and Helpful Things

I haven't shared the list of my top resources in quite a while so I figured it was time to do so. These are...

Quick Tips For Starting A Worship Team From Scratch

There's no doubt that every pastor starts out with a whole lot of questions, especially at the beginning of the church planting process. The...

Half of All Churches in America are Growing During this Crisis???

How amazing is that? We went from around 10 percent of churches experiencing growth to 50 percent, and all it took was a global...
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