Fusion Fridays: The Role of Assimilation

“Encouraging people to stick around our churches is not about making our auditoriums look full and our numbers impressive; it’s about leading them to faith in Jesus, through the Spirit’s prompting. Putting a strong, strategic assimilation system in place is the best way to ensure that our newcomers will stay with us long enough to respond to Christ’s pull.”   … Read More

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Fusion Fridays: Why Assimilate?

“Assimilation leads to life transformation by giving people the means and opportunity to become maturing followers of Christ. In broad terms, assimilation can be defined as the process used to encourage your first-time guests to continue coming back until they see and understand God’s power, accept Jesus as Savior, and commit themselves to the local church through leadership.”     … Read More

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Fusion Fridays: Assimilation for Kingdom Impact

“As God brings first-time guests through our front doors, our prayerfully planned reciprocation can result in changed lives for the kingdom. God has set up the perfect win-win scenario. He is bringing us the new faces. Our responsibility is to show our gratitude and commitment by doing our part to turn those new faces into fully developing members.”     … Read More

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Just Released: Whisper by Mark Batterson

I’m excited to announce the release of Mark Batterson’s new book, Whisper. This New York Times Best-Selling author will also be joining me as a keynote speaker at our upcoming Renegade Pastors leadership conference in February 2018. Click here to learn more: www.RPConference.com The voice that spoke the cosmos into existence is the same voice that parted the Red sea, and … Read More

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Fusion Fridays: Responding to Gifts from God

“How you respond when you’ve been given a gift – and what you do with the gift itself – proves just how much you really appreciate it. So, have you been given any gifts lately? Let me ask the question another way: Did you have any first-time guests at your church last week? God gives you and me the gifts … Read More

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Keys to Worship Planning: Creative Meetings

  “The best creative planning meetings happen when those in attendance know the series topic in advance and arrive with some ideas already formulated. When everyone comes prepared, the synergy in the room pushes the best ideas to the top and then makes them even better.”                – Nelson Searcy and Jason Hatley The above … Read More

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Read 1,000 Books a Year (yes, you can!)

Today’s guest post comes to us from Charles Chu for Quartz Media. Somebody once asked Warren Buffett about his secret to success. Buffett pointed to a stack of books and said, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you … Read More

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Keys to Worship Planning: Living Out the Transformation

  “Teaching pastors must remember that intellectual knowledge is just the beginning of transformation. There must also be a clear call to repentance and, most importantly, the congealing inspiration of God. I don’t ever want people to walk out of church and simply think, ‘Huh. I learned something today.’ Instead, I want them to think ‘I want to live out … Read More

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