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  • How to Communicate With a Distracted Audience, Part One: Leverage “Pre-suasion” to Gain Attention

    What if an audience can be warmed up to your message before they even hear it? The best persuaders become the best through pre-suasion – the process of arranging for recipients to be receptive to a message before they encounter it.

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  • 3 Myths of Church Communication that Get Everyone

    Effective communication takes time as the correct messages are produced consistently. Producing the right messages takes talent and skill especially when consistency is required. Here are 3 church communication myths that need to be understood.

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  • 5 Ways to Engage the Sermon, not just Evaluate It

    There’s nothing wrong with some constructive criticism, in fact helpful critique is good. But there is a big difference between helpful critique and hurtful criticism about the Sunday sermon.

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  • Speaking to Your Church on Race and Racism

    Racial division is our culture’s most pressing concern, and it is a deeply biblical and spiritual issue. To not address it would be overlooking the largest elephant in the cultural room. And, I might add, the Christian room.

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  • How Long is Too Long? 5 New Sermon Length Trends

    Pastors, what is your typical sermon length? Has it changed over the course of your ministry?

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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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  • Neighborly, Part 1: The Power of Hospitality

    For many of us, inviting people into our lives and homes feels more like inviting judgment on our entertaining skills and stress on our already maxed-out schedules. But what if you knew that opening your front door had the power to radically change the world?

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  • Four Benefits of a Disciple-Making Pipeline

    A disciple-making pipeline is a structure for identifying and moving disciples from one level of development to the next. Our goal in developing and implementing a disciple-making pipeline is more and better disciples.

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  • This Could Change Everything in Your Church Hospitality

    The practice of biblical hospitality is unique because it reaches out to those who cannot reciprocate. The very best hospitality is that which is bestowed, not exchanged.

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  • Three Places to Uncover Values in Your Culture

    Wise leaders don’t declare values; they uncover the values that are already there.

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  • Five Keys for Effective Church Communication

    Great church communication is as balanced and useful as the human hand.

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  • Disciplemaking Leaders: Live Out the Five Relationships of a Disciplemaker

    The truth is Christians need relationships to grow. We don’t grow in isolation; we develop in the context of relationships with others.

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  • Choosing the Long Road to Somewhere Instead of the Short Road to Nowhere

    Vision becomes reality for those who invest in development and process. The future belongs to leaders whose vision is always about making people and not just moving them.

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  • These Three Attitudes Undermine Clarity

    Here are three of the most common postures on a leadership team that hamper the clarity and effectiveness of your team.

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  • Prayers of Active Listening

    Hearing a word from God is anything but a passive enterprise. A life led by God is a life that hungers for a word from God. It is a life that will be relentless in pursuit of that word.

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  • 5 Hopes for the Future Church

    There is a rising tide that the Church has lost its edge, and for some, even lost its way. In some cases, there is truth to that. But ultimately, the general conclusion cannot be that the Church is irrelevant.

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  • Leading Change Part 2: Manage Tensions of Behavior

    When it comes to organizational change, a key challenge becomes how to lead change while simultaneously garnering team initiative and involvement.

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  • The One Practice of Leadership Development That Transcends Words

    If your team just isn’t getting it, maybe the problem isn’t in the “telling them to do it;” perhaps the problem is in the “modeling of how to do it.”

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  • The Social Media Paradigm Shift

    There are few things more fascinating – and more pressing – to social scientists than to discover what our new digital world is doing to us, particularly the new online world.

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  • 3 Foundations of Biblical Decision Making

    You won’t find in Scripture the specific answer to who you should marry, what job you should take, or what city you should live in. But that doesn’t mean the Bible doesn’t help us make decisions.

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