Age and Religious Identity in America

Today’s guest post comes to us from Michael Lipka, a Senior Editor at Pew Research Center. The U.S. religious landscape is already in the midst of some dramatic changes when it comes to the growth or decline of people with certain religious identities. And while it is impossible to predict exactly how that landscape will shift in the future, some key … Read More

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Jason Hatley on The Power of a To Do List

Have you ever been so busy… so overwhelmed… so under pressure in ministry that you’ve considered quitting? It happened to me 5 years ago, right after Nelson Searcy and I launched The Journey Church in South Florida… At this point I had been in ministry with Nelson at The Journey for nearly 10 years. I was no stranger to busy … Read More

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You’re Invited: Join Me for Systems Boot Camp – LIVE at Disney World!

I would like to extend a personal invitation for you to join me at the don’t-miss LIVE event of the year . . . my 5th annual Church Systems Check-Up and Bootcamp at beautiful Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, Wednesday, July 20th – Friday, July 22nd!   This is THE event where I reveal the latest and most impactful lessons on each of the 8 systems … Read More

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Determining Your Strategic Focus Areas for 2016

In 2016, you’ll be doing hundreds of things, maybe even thousands, that will pull at you over the next year. You have your major responsibilities, like preaching and leading your staff, but you’ll also often be called to do the unexpected and wrestle with demands from your family and home life. But we can’t do hundreds of things well, can we? Even Jesus … Read More

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Starts Today! FREE Preaching Calendar Webinar Replay

I’m bringing it back – FREE replay of my ALL NEW Free “Planning Your 2016 Preaching Calendar” webinar – 6 time slots still available today, tomorrow and Thursday! This was the most popular webinar – ever!  We actually crashed the servers the last time we did it. So, I’m bringing it back – You can choose from six available times: TODAY, Jan 12th … Read More

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The 48 Hour Rule

Today’s post comes to us from Steve Addison, author and church planting specialist. Steve has been a life-long student of movements that renew and expand the Christian faith. Steve began his research into Christian movements in the late 1980s while serving as a church planter in Melbourne, Australia. He carried that interest into his Doctor of Ministry with Fuller Seminary. He is … Read More

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Leading a meeting the RIGHT way – what they didn’t teach you in seminary

Tell me honestly – how does it make you feel when you hear those three little words: “Can we meet?”  If your first reaction is to make an excuse and run – you are NOT alone. There are three reasons why pastors avoid leading meetings at all costs. Do any of these sound familiar? “I’m too busy and my team … Read More

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