New Systems Boot Camp – Little tweaks to 2X your results

You’re invited to join me at my most anticipated church growth training event of the year! This Summer is going to be better than ever — at the next Church Systems Check-up and Boot Camp, I’m going beyond the usual review and “what’s working now” improvements to the 8 systems of a healthy church.   This July, I’m gonna take each church … Read More


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Structuring Your Small Groups: 4 Responsibilities

The below excerpt is from my book Activate: An Entirely New Approach to Small Groups. This revised and expanded edition shows church leaders how to make their small groups work.  Creating a scalable growth structure—one that can grow as your church grows—is key to the success of groups. So before you can set your leadership goals, you need to make sure you … Read More


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Forming Your Small Groups: 7 Essential Questions

The below excerpt is from my book Activate: An Entirely New Approach to Small Groups. This revised and expanded edition shows church leaders how to make their small groups work.  In order to begin forming the boundaries of a successful small group semester, it’s always smart to start with the end in mind.  How will you know when you have completed the … Read More


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7 Advantages of Time-Bound Small Groups

The below excerpt is from my book Activate: An Entirely New Approach to Small Groups. This revised and expanded edition shows church leaders how to make their small groups work.  Putting time boundaries on groups not only helps people grow, it also facilitates more eager sign-ups and takes the pressure off the system. Too often, in the Christian bubble we’ve created, we … Read More


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Pride and the Preacher

Today’s guest post comes to us from Peter Mead for EvangelicalFocus.com. One of the greatest problems for preachers is pride. It is an insidious and relentless foe that will look to creep in at every stage of a life spent in ministry. What might we be proud about? Knowledge. The preacher is a public speaker who is seen as an … Read More


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Managing Your Time for Higher Levels of Living (Part 1)

As your time goes, so goes your life. There’s no way to fulfill the purposes God has for you unless you steward your time wisely. You can’t create more of this limited commodity, but you can learn to utilize what you have been given in a way that propels you to a higher level of living. Pray, “God, what is … Read More


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Schuller on the Power of Preparation

“Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.” – Robert H. Schuller, pastor, evangelist, author, and motivational speaker September 16, 1926 – April 2, 2015


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Enter to Win a FREE Cruise When You Register for Pastor Conference!

Didn’t want you to miss this special announcement: For the first time ever, if you are one of the first 75 to register for the 2019 Renegade Pastors Conference, you will be entered to win a FREE 3-day, 4-Night Cruise! To give everyone a good opportunity to win, we can only keep this open to the next 51 people. With … Read More


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The Most Successful Schedule for Small Groups

  “In the semester-based system, groups last for approximately three months. At the end of that three-month semester, there is a month to six weeks where groups are not meeting. Then the new semester begins and everyone is in a group again for three months. Then they have another break. When small group members are in a system that is … Read More


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