Sunday Scripture: Use Your Gifts!

“If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.” – Romans 12:8 (NLT)

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Billy Graham on the Power of Adversity

“Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.” – Rev. Billy Graham, Greatest Evangelist of the 20th Century

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Fusion Fridays: Four Components of a Successful Pre-service

“​There are four initial areas of contact through which you can influence your guests during the pre-serivce – through controlling how they are greeted, directed, treated, and seated. Greeted: Welcomed with a smile Directed: Simply and politely shown to where they need to go Treated: Happily surprised with comfort food/drink Seated: Led to comfortable, appropriate seats”         … Read More

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100% Adult Participation in Small Groups is Possible!

Thank you to Bookshout for their recent 5-star review of the revised and expanded Activate: An Entirely New Approach to Small Groups. Kerrick Thomas and I wrote this book together with the goal of helping churches build a small groups system that motivates 100% adult participation. We’ve been using these principles here in NYC for the last 16 years and regularly see … Read More

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Love Your Family (Part 1)

With a little intentionality, you can keep your spouse and children from being sacrificed on the altar of ministry. Average pastors put their marriage and family life on autopilot, hoping that, because they are called to God’s work, everything will stay on track through the years — but not doing a lot to ensure that outcome. They love their families, … Read More

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Closes today – last chance to join

Final enrollment for my new Senior Pastor to Senior Pastor Gold Coaching Network ends today — this is your last chance to sign up! I can only hold this open through end of day or once the last spot is taken (which could be soon). Go here now to secure your spot: All these sign-up bonuses will also go … Read More

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Edwards on the Power of Conversion

“There is no one thing that I know of, that God has made such a means of promoting his work amongst us, as the news of others’ conversion.” -Jonathan Edwards, America’s First and Most Pre-eminent Pastor-Theologian (1703 – 1758)

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Fusion Fridays: The Pre-Service Mission

“The pre-service is your first opportunity for interaction with everyone who sets foot on your church’s property – from guests to members – but its purpose and influence are particularly important for first-time guests. Your pre-service mission is to take your guests’ guard down and even put a smile on their faces – before the service begins. Always assume they’ve … Read More

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Restaurant Portion Sizes (Thursdays are for Health)

“Portions in most restaurants are out of control. Even if you order something deliciously healthy, there will probably be enough of it on your plate to feed you and the person next to you. Decide before the food hits the table that you are not going to eat it all. Renegades don’t believe in the ‘clean plate club’ when it means … Read More

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Leaders Take Action (Part 2 of 2)

One of the lessons I’ve learned is that Leaders take action. I’m not the only one to discover this — in a ten-year research study by the London School of Business, they discovered the same thing and they gave it a name: Bias for Action. Leaders have a bias for action. I have used that phrase hundreds of times in … Read More

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