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  • Why HOW You Preach Matters as Much as WHAT You Preach

    I think it’s sinful to be unfaithful to Scripture in our preaching, but isn’t it also harmful to misrepresent such a dynamic, living and loving God by communicating to people that his book is boring?

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  • Maximize Team Effectiveness, Part 2: Escape the 9 to 5 Rut

    9 to 5 is a practice engrained into our psyche which would have us believe that only during those hours at an office can real work take place.

    It’s just not true anymore.

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  • Seven Big Ideas for Social Media Mastery

    With these seven questions in mind, you can be confident and methodical as you get your social media ducks in a row and in the right pond.

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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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  • Going Old School with Church Communication

    Too many church leaders are running too quickly to optimize the latest church communication tools to reach people in their community while they are ignoring “low hanging” fruit with “old school” technologies with proven abilities to do the same.

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  • One Big Communication Thought that Keeps Your Mission In Focus

    Don’t settle for the lower purpose of attendance. Strive for the higher purpose of mission engagement. That’s when lives and communities are truly changed.

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  • 3 Actions to Eliminate Your Team’s Excuses

    When your team is not reproducing leaders, it’s your role to take the lead and help eliminate the excuses. As long as the excuses remain you will never have a culture of leadership development.

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  • The Challenge of Conflict, Part 1: Redeeming It

    Is it possible to avoid conflict entirely? In a word, no. We’re too “human” to hope for that.

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  • Two Really Bad Ways to Work on Your Leadership Weakness

    Our weaknesses as leaders can crush us if we do either of these things with them.

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  • Three Best Practices for Building People who Invite People

    In order for your people to feel comfortable inviting others, you need to make sure you’re delivering on a few basics.

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  • Three Personality Traits You Need for Clear Communication

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  • Three Keys to Avoiding Failure When A Change Must Come

    Nothing frustrates great leaders more than watching a project crucial to their church’s growth and missional effectiveness stall prior to completion.

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  • Maximize Team Effectiveness, Part One: Remote Work Starts With Your Culture

    Is it time your church considered current remote working options?

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  • 4 “SHIPS” that Mark Great Leadership

    Four keys for a church that is serving one another and a hurting world in the name of Christ.

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  • The Power of Brevity in Communicating for Change

    We say too much. The more you talk, the more your audience seems to disengage. So when you feel they’re not listening, you talk more.

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  • 12 Ways to Connect with Your Community

    I believe we ought to get back to our roots and become leaders in the field of content marketing, not to combat everything secular, but rather to influence the secular with sacred truth.

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  • These Kinds of Slow Growth are Actually Healthier

    Don’t confuse complacency with a slow pace. Some congregations are willing to move forward; it just takes them a little longer.

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  • The Power-Full Life Part 2: Blessed to Be a Blessing

    Can we develop a new set of rhythms or habits that foster a missional lifestyle that intrigues others?

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  • These 5 Ideas Help Build Owners of Church Vision Instead of Renters

    There exists a stark difference in churches when the people, especially the lay leaders, consider themselves owners of the vision, and not just renters.

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  • Key Learnings from a Massively Multisite Church

    As incredible as it’s been to see the multisite movement from the inside, there are some lessons I wished I had known before we started this journey.

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— winston
 
comment_post_ID); ?> In this era, we have the opportunity of professional church staff today who utilize their gifting to shape the image and atmosphere of the church organization. But the 100% real impact on the church visitors is genuine evidence of changed lives by the gospel and the active growing discipleship (just as it was in the first century church). One demonstration is financially rich believers ministering equally together with poor believers (how odd, and incredibly miraculous; all humble and bow at the foot of the cross.). It is the awesome contrast of church members vocations, race, gender, age, maturity, gifting, humility that demonstrates to visitors "there is a Spirit in the place". That first-time guest list of 10 are "physical excuses", not spiritual excuses. Those don't tell the story. The condition of facilities and publicly greeting people have zero to do with it. The power of God in and through believers lives dedicated to impact other people with their relationship bridge-building of acceptance of the lost around them. Empowered believers are infectious, loving, helpful, giving, self-less, dynamic, compelling, bold, Christ-filled. As I have been in many church settings domestically and internationally, the facilities can be poor, and yet the fellowship can still be rich. We need to operate with first church humility. People come to Christ on His terms, not on our human abilities of hospitality. A huge catastrophe in a community, disaster relief brings lots of people into churches – many come to the church in those terrible conditions no matter the physical condition of the local church. Off the condition of facility, and onto the condition of God's people (living stones).... and everything else will grow.... and the other physical issues will be corrected by the staff.
 
— Russ Wright
 
comment_post_ID); ?> "While I understand the intent behind this phrase" Expound please. What do you understand to be the intent behind that phrase?
 
— Ken
 

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