How to Overcome the Barriers to Baptism

Did you know that there are barriers to people being baptized? It’s true and that’s the topic of this months free Church Leader Insights Podcast.  I’m particularly proud of this podcast.  And I can say that without one once of arrogance as….I’m not even on this month’s podcast!  Instead, Roy hosts Bob Franquiz for this insightful and practical podcast. LISTEN … Read More


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Lessons Learned From Rick Warren – Lesson #2

Lesson #2: Evangelism Must Always Be Our Priority When I was working at Saddleback Church with Rick Warren, I heard him say time and time again, “As long as there is one unchurched person in the Saddleback Valley, we must keep reaching out as a church.” Rick understands the importance of making evangelism a priority, or as I like to … Read More


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Free Report – How to Maximize Summer

A few days ago I wrote about the Myth of the Summer Slump and argued that summer is the perfect time to reach new people and to creatively connect people to your church.  I proposed that you have to learn to do one of two things: Plant in the summer or beg in the fall! The response to this post … Read More


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Happy Memorial Day

On this day when we pause to honor the men and women who have given their lives in military service, take a few minutes to think about this quote: “THERE ARE RISKS AND COSTS TO A PLAN OF ACTION, BUT THEY ARE FAR LESS THAN THE LONG-RANGE RISKS AND COSTS OF COMFORTABLE INACTION.” — John F. Kennedy, 35th President of … Read More


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Bring Everyone Together on Occassion

Today we are doing one big combined worship service at The Journey.  When you have multiple services and especially when you have multiple locations, I think its important 2 or 3 times a year to bring everyone together for one big service.  This does several things: – It allows you to communicate vision to everyone at once – It allows … Read More


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Free Worship Leader Webinar on June 4, 2008

Jason Hatley, The Journey’s Pastor of Worship Arts, is doing a free Webinar on Wednesday, June 4 on the Top 3 Worship Leader Challenges.  I’ve heard him teach this live and I highly recommend it.  You can sign up for The Top 3 Worship Leader Challenges Webinar here. Here’s how Jason describes it: Join us in this live WEBINAR without … Read More


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The Last Lecture – Time Management Bonus

If there’s anyone out there who understands the 34 Time Management Principles I lay out in my new resource it is Randy Pausch, who is dying from pancreatic cancer. Randy is a Carnegie Mellon Professor who delivered what he called ‘the last lecture‘ on Sept 18, 2007 and it has turned into a phenomena on YouTube and is now captured … Read More


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Automate Automate: Time Management Part 3 of 3

I love the late night infomercial where the guy puts the chicken on the iron stick, places it in the revolving oven, turns the dial says, “Set it and forget it!“ That’s a great time management tip! And it leads us to our final principle of the week… Time Management Principle #3: AUTOMATE AUTOMATE What are you spending time on … Read More


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What’s the BEST Use of My Time: Time Management Part 2 of 3

Here’s time management principle #2: Always ask: WHAT’S THE BEST USE OF MY TIME RIGHT NOW? This nine word question can change everything. When you get up in the morning, ask: What’s the BEST use of my time right now? (Devotions anyone?) When you first arrive in the office, ask: What’s the best use of my time right now? This … Read More


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