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What does your church playbook look like?

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...
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Discipleship Systems Vs. Organizational Systems

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...
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Moving Your Church to a Discipleship Mindset

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...
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Help People Find Their Tribe

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,...
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A new way to do church

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...
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The organization vs. the organism

I have learned over the years that there are two sides to the local church: the organization and the organism. Sometimes they compete for attention and fight for ultimate priority....
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Supporting Disciple-Making

There are various aspects that a church leadership team should consider in order to implement a culture of disciple-making in the local church. Here are a few of them. Clear...
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How do I create a discipleship path for my church?

The term “discipleship path” means different things to different people.   For some, it means getting a person connected, involved, contributing, and leading in a church.  For others, it means...
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Juggling Expectations: Generations, Migration, Culture

To lead a church in the western world can be a daunting task. We face enormous pressure as we head into this new decade. In this article, I’d like to...
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What are the qualifications of a leader?

When the message of Jesus began to spread across the roman empire and new communities of disciples were birthed – these communities were very small. In most cases, the early...
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Leading with a five-fold culture

Ephesians 4:11-12, NLT “Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s...
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7 Systems For Your Church

Just as the human body is made up of 11 major systems that work in harmony (Circulatory, Digestive, Respiratory, Reproductive, Immune, Muscular, Skeletal, Nervous, etc.) the church is made up...
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Message planning for disciple making

 There are several different ways to plan your sermons for Sunday mornings.  We all lean towards a particular method depending on our predominant lean as a leader, our theological position, and...
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Comparing disciple-making churches to corporate & non-profit organizations

Years ago I was asked a simple question, “Can the church run as a business?”  Perhaps the question is “should it?” or “can it and successfully maintain its God given purpose?”...
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