Advance Your Vision

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Advance Your Vision

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  • Two Critical Strategic Mistakes Most Churches Make

    One of the most important responsibilities of leadership is navigating the dynamics between strategy and tactics.

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  • The Hardest Work You Will Ever Do

    There is a kind of hard work that is always rewarding. Always.

    The kind of hard work I’m talking about is the heart work of growing, developing, and disciplining yourself to become all that you are supposed to be.

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  • The Shape of Your Influence – Part 2

    Five more things leaders can shape that in turn shape the organizations they lead.

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  • Welcome to the Vision Room

    Read a note from Will Mancini welcoming you to the Vision Room and pointing some key features designed just for you.

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  • Generosity Killers Part One: Materialism

    Your pursuit of the latest and best will cause you to make bad financial decisions, and worse, reduce or eliminate your ability to live a generous life. But there is a way out – you can have more by living with less.

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  • The Captivating Connection Between Disciple Making and Capital Campaigns

    Among the reasons I am still committed to the “dust up” that campaigns create is that they raise way more than financial support. A discipleship-based campaign raises the faith temperature in the hearts of people in a way that is life-changing.

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  • Building a Better Easter Welcome

    Easter services are among the most important events at your church each year. You not only celebrate the resurrection of Christ, but you also have one of the best opportunities all year to reach new people. Here’s a checklist to help you prepare for the big day.

     

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  • What Your Church Sign May Say About Your Church Vision

    The problem with the American church today is simple: It’s turned inward toward the already convinced instead of outward toward those far from God and, as a result, does nothing of an informed nature in terms of strategy or tactics to reach those far from God.

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  • The Shape of Your Influence – Part 1

    5 things that leaders shape that in turn shape and influence the organizations those leaders lead.

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  • The ABCs of Avoiding Ineffective Meetings: Advance Output Using an Agenda

    Whether you are organizing meetings or simply attending them, you owe it to yourself to become more effective at making meetings better – especially if you are the team leader!

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  • How an Actionable, Gospel-Centered Plan Makes the Difference in Your Life

    Talking about “being,” “doing,” and “going” is great. But having an actionable, gospel-centered system to do it in your life makes the difference.

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  • Four Biblical Principles of Giving

    The Bible tells us what our giving should look like. Our generous God reveals to us four giving principles throughout Scripture.

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  • These Reasons Are Why Giving is Down in Your Church

    Are you trying to comprehend why the giving levels in your church are down?

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  • Learn to Navigate Conflict from this Biblical Character

    What can we learn from Nehemiah about handling conflict?

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  • These Seven Things Are Keeping Your Church from Growing

    The number one topic in the local church over the last 30 plus years addresses the question, “How do I grow my church?” How can we break through to reach more people for Jesus?

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  • 6 Yellow Flags of Using Too Much Data

    While it is foolish for leaders to ignore data, it is equally unhealthy for leaders to obsess over it.

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  • How to Measure Real Church Growth Using Your Ministry Outputs

    Real church growth demands that we go beyond measuring participation to measuring production – beyond measuring ministry inputs to measuring ministry outputs.

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  • Busting Myths of Church Vision

    Auxano Navigator Bryan Rose busts 11 myths of church vision.

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  • Pastoring Your Cul-de-Sac: Collaborative Living

    As Christians, we most certainly have been commanded to “go unto the world,” but most of us forget that “the world” begins at our doorstep.

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  • Are We Really “Churching” As Jesus Described It?

    For years our church was serving the community, but were we loving our neighbors? Were we doing the things Jesus said mattered most?

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