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A Prayer for Sanity

My denomination, The United Methodist Church, has just initiated a program called “Praying Our Way Forward.” This is a denomination wide…

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Discipleship

The Heart of a Level 5 Church

The one ingredient a Level 5 church cannot do without is radical discipleship. Raising up radical disciples is the underbelly of the…

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Small group

Missional Small Groups

One of the key elements of most discipleship pipelines I’ve seen is what I call missional small groups. The problem is,…

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Paradigm Factors

Paradigm Factors

A paradigm is a framework containing the basic assumptions, ways of thinking, and methodologies that are commonly accepted and shared by…

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Vibrant Visions are the First Step to Vibrant Leadership

Vision Threats

Casting a vision that produces an effective culture is one of the most important things a pastor can do because culture…

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Everyone Needs a Coach
July 23, 2016 by

Pooled Ignorance Never Grows Churches

I was talking recently with a friend of mine who is still pastoring a church. Our conversation was focused around a…

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The Missing Piece to Spiritual Maturity

The Missing Piece to Spiritual Maturity

The fall is the traditional time for many churches to do their annual stewardship drive, if they still do them. So…

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The Importance of Measuring Results

The Importance of Measuring Results

“So then each one of us will give an account of himself to God.” Romans 14:12 I’ve long been a proponent…

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DrainpipePollution
June 13, 2016 by

Pipeline or Drainpipe Discipleship?

Does your ministry look more like a drainpipe than a pipeline for making disciples? In a world like today, where more…

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