Bill Easum

Bill EasumBill Easum is the Founder and President of 21st Century Strategies. Bill has a thirty year track record of growing congregations in two denominations. His last church, which he pastored for twenty-four years, grew to the largest United Methodist Church in South Texas. He has personally worked in over 700 congregations, some of which are the largest in the nation, and has taught hundreds of thousands of leaders. He's the author/co-author of more than 25 books including Preaching for Church Transformation, Sacred Cows Make Gourmet Burgers, and Unfreezing Moves. Bill lives in Corpus Christi and fishes in Central America whenever he can.

 

Growing Churches and Growing Disciples: Part Two

This is the second presentation I did at Boston    

Five Books For The 21st Century

I’ve always been a voracious reader. So, I encourage pastors to read a minimum of ten books a month. I was glad to read a blog from Rick Warren’s titled “To Be A Great Leader You Absolutely Must Be A Reader.” You can see the article here However, I remember when I was a pastor […]

A Post Modern Resurrection Story

In one of the congregations I worked in last year I ran across a story that had become legendary in that congregation. It seems as if the pastor had told the story many times so the detailed authenticity of the story is suspect. However, I have learned that some of the most profound truths are […]

How To Develop Sermon Series That Grab Attention

I’m constantly being asked about the importance of sermon series and how’s the best way to go about doing them. The questions are all over the map, ranging from pastors in their first year to seasoned veterans who realize we are no longer in the 1950s. So I thought I would share a few quick […]

Growing Churches and Growing Disiciples Part One

This is a presentation I did at an event in New York, NY   Part One (Right Click and Save File) PowerPoint Presentation: Part 1 You may also like: Only Four Things Grow Churches  http://effectivechurch.net/store/four-things/ Grow Your Church Now   http://effectivechurch.net/store/grow-your-church-now-training-dvd-set/ www.Nextlevelcoachingnetwork.com

Packaging Experience

Over the past five years I’ve seen a tremendous shift in my ministry. Ten years ago the bulk of my ministry consisted of local church consultations and workshops. Occasionally I would be asked to coach a pastor following a consultation. Today, almost one-half of my ministry is coaching pastors either before, after, or totally absent […]

The Ability To Focus

One of the things I’ve had to do over and over in my coaching of pastors is to remind them to focus on the major issues we’ve talked about instead of getting distracted time and time again. Pastors appear to be extremely vulnerable to distractions due to their high desire to please people. Often pastors […]

Following Jesus Into The Mission Field

Those who follow my writing know I believe we are living in a pivotal period of history in which everything that will be is being separated from everything that was. In such a traumatic period all of the rules of the game of life are called into question. Christianity and the Scriptures are the result […]

Christmas Ideas

It’s not too early to begin thinking about what you’re going to do to capitalize on the pagan holiday known as Christmas. Yes, you heard me correctly- Christmas is a pagan holiday. But contrary to what you might think, being a pagan holiday makes it an even more valuable evangelism tool than you think. Meeting […]

The Difficulty of Making a Dream Come True

Over the 25 years I’ve been a consultant and coach I’ve noticed that one of the hardest actions facing a pastor is taking a dream and turning it into reality. Most pastors enter ministry dreaming about making a difference in people’s lives or changing the world or simply being part of a thriving church. The […]