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As you grow from a small church to a big church, it is important that your church moves from an auditory culture to a written culture. I suggest putting together a playbook so everyone gets and stays on the same page. Small churches stay small because everything is done by a few people who have...
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For years, the local church has focused on developing a way to assimilate people who begin attending their church into participants in their church. Depending on how a church is setup, the metaphor of bases, tracks, pathways, classes, or stages is used.The journey can begin with meeting church leadership, an introduction to the mission, vision,...
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One of the questions I get from Pastors is how they can move to pendulum to be more focused on discipleship in their church.  I’d like to give you a few ideas about how that’s possible.  Model it without announcing it. Don’t stand on stage and tell people what you are going to do.  Quietly...
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Whether you go to church or not we all want one thing. A tribe to belong to. A group to call your own. People who are more than just acquaintances, neighbors, coworkers, or fellow church goers. People who you love to be with and love to be with you. People you can trust and depend...
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The Biblical narrative provides both the example and precedence for our participation in the accountability element of each other’s journey of faith.  In the Old Testament, the Mosaic civil law prescribed behavior expectations, restitution requirements, punitive effects, and a sacrificial element. In the New Testament Jesus’ followers are to be actively encouraging each other to...
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If you track the way church has operated for hundreds of years, you will see striking similarities.   Structure In structure there is always a leader or group of leaders (sometimes appointed, sometimes elected), then successive levels of leaders who are tasked with various responsibilities or tasks that fit within the desired scope of the...
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Romans 13 does not ask you to submit unconditional to government. It does tell you that God has established a citizen & government relationship that is required for harmony to happen in any good society.  It requires both citizen and government to fulfill their duty! If one side does not fulfill their duty, you will have...
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In Romans 14 and 1 Corinthians 8-10 we find that the early church is polarized by the issue of purchasing and eating meat used in idol worship.  This meat was generally cheaper in the markets because it was donated to “feed the pagan idols” and later sold to fund the pagan temples.  In the early...
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By Emily Grabatin Whether you’re starting a new group, spicing up connections that have been together for years or helping newcomers feel comfortable in an already established group, one essential way to bond is by sharing each other’s stories.  Have you ever considered all the ways we could share our stories in our group? Some of the...
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By Emily Grabatin I drove into the parking lot of my group townhouse complex, feeling nervous yet excited, unqualified yet confident. My mind ran through each name and detail. It was the first time I was launching and leading a small group on my own. I had finished a season of shadowing and co-leading with...
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