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By the time your church is 12 months old, you should know these 12 things. 1) Don’t take yourselves too seriously You are important to God. Isn’t it enough to know that without the need to prove it all the time? Walk in humility. Obey. Keep in step with the Spirit. 2) Outreach is your […]

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If you haven’t rebranded your church in the last five years, your ministry is dated. Rebranding is one of the most worthwhile investments you can make in 2018 to increase your effectiveness in reaching people far from God. Rebranding is much more than creating a new logo – it involves identifying who you’re trying to […]

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Note: This post was originally written several years ago but is still relevant today and something worth considering as communicators of the greatest message ever. Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit… I will be brief. ~William Shakespeare, Hamlet Church planters generally have a lot of vision, passion, drive and urgency to communicate the Good […]

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“Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” Mark 8:34-35 This may be the most important description of what it means to be a follower of Jesus in the entire gospel, yet most of us have no idea what it means.  We understand the imagery, but we don’t know how […]

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Have you ever made a bad hiring decision? Enthusiastically selected someone to a responsible position, only to watch the decision cascade into a disaster? Appointed someone as a leader, discovering later the person’s intention was to undermine your leadership? Placed an upbeat person in a role on your ministry team, finding out it was all […]

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I spend as much time or more coaching those planters who are almost ready to give up or close down their churches due to them failing to thrive. Many of them are on the verge of mental and physical breakdown, but they have enough left in their spirits to not give up, and they give […]

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Vision isn’t just something good for leaders to have, it’s a must! Proverbs says it pretty clearly… Without vision people DIE. They won’t follow a leader that doesn’t have vision. People don’t follow a leader that doesn’t have a clear vision and doesn’t communicate it. People won’t join you on your journey if you don’t […]

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Here’s a warning I want to give to those who are currently not in a senior leadership position, but think they may want to be. I’m not trying to be cruel here. I am actually trying to be helpful. Don’t Agree to Be the Senior Leader – Unless: You are ready to lead alone at times […]

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