Trust in Action: Freeing Your Small Group Leaders

In Matthew 18:20, Jesus made a promise: “For where two or three gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them” (NKJV). When you take that promise to heart, trusting small group leaders with people in your church becomes much easier. But what does that trust look like in action? It starts with simple things. Let … Read More


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The Proven Power of Optimism

When bad circumstances threaten to steal your joy, shift your attention to the good in your life. Celebrate what God is doing around you. Focus on what is positive rather than what is negative. There is proven power in choosing to be optimistic. The story you tell yourself about the events in your life goes a long way toward creating … Read More


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Happy 122nd Birthday Donald McGavran – FREE report + book summary

Happy 122nd Birthday Donald McGavran – FREE report + book summary Monday was the official day but we’ll be celebrating all week — Happy 122nd Birthday to Donald McGavran! Donald McGavran was one of the premier missiologists of the twentieth century and considered the father of the Modern-Day Church Growth Movement. I consider him the single most influential thinker on … Read More


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Christmas Charity: Making Your Gift Count

When you decide to step out of financial stress and get on the ladder toward financial peace, make sure you give your initial gift in a way that is identifiable and by which you can be held accountable. That means, first of all, that when you give your gift to your local church, do it through whatever offering system the … Read More


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Leaders Are Called to God’s Purpose

 “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” — Romans 8:28 (NLT)


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Donald McGavran on a Universal Truth

“A Church Growth principle is a universal truth which, when properly interpreted and applied, contributes significantly to the growth of churches and denominations. It is a truth of God which leads his church to spread his Good News, plant church after church, and increase his Body.” – Donald McGavran, father of the Church Growth Movement, missionary to India and China, one … Read More


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Evangelical Giving Holds Steady Despite Tax Reform, by Christianity Today

It will take months to tally the millions of Americans donate to charity on Giving Tuesday. But analysts already know what kinds of charities are favored by American evangelicals—and that the GOP tax reform bill that went into effect last year has had an impact on giving. Overall, cash giving to evangelical ministries held steady between 2017 and 2018 (the … Read More


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Why It’s Okay to Pray for Yourself

See if you can relate to this scenario: It is five minutes before a big presentation, an important conversation, or a major event, and you find yourself praying, “Oh, God, please be with me here. This is such a big deal, and it really needs to go well. If you could just supernaturally intervene right now, I would be grateful.” … Read More


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The Pitfalls of Technology: What You Need to Know

Technology is continuously changing the way we live—and mostly for the better. We no longer have to go to the bank and wait in line to make deposits or withdraw money. We have access to people at almost any time through our cellphones and email. We can find and catch up with old friends through social media sites. And these … Read More


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A Proven Book to Connect with Your First-Time Guests – FREE Copy!

What if there were a powerful gift that you could share with your first-time guests that deepen your relationship and guide them during difficult times? My book, Unshakable: Standing Strong When Things Go Wrong has led to incredible life change at churches around the country as dozens have pastors have used it in their churches. And I’d like to gift … Read More


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