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  • Lessons in Leadership from the U.S. Military: Paint a Bold, Inspiring Vision for the Future

    If you don’t have the courage to set the vision, the tenacity to keep after it, and the integrity to pursue it authentically, your team is going to be dead in the water.

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  • Should I Say Yes to Mentoring?

    Two questions to process before saying yes to a mentoring relationship.

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  • When It’s Time for Some Spring Cleaning in Your Communications

    Are you taking inventory of all the content and materials you’re generating and measuring the ROI at least once a year? If not, you should.

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  • Worlds Are Created From Words

    Learning another language stretches our minds and opens up new windows of imagination.

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  • 3 Ways to Turn Boring into Fascinating

    Make your communications about THEM and less about YOU. Say it as quickly as possible. They’ll feel the love. That’s the role of all church communication today.

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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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  • Why Talking Starts with Listening

    Listening is important. But we sometimes find ourselves, especially when we are hearing something or someone we don’t agree with, not really listening but instead tolerating sound, just waiting for our own chance to talk.

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  • How To Handle Communications When Crisis Hits: Part One

    When your church finds itself in the midst of a crisis, the ripple effects can disrupt lives and operations for the foreseeable future if public opinion is not properly addressed and stewarded.

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  • When the Leader Gets Stuck, the Organization Gets Stuck

    If you continue to grow as a person and as a leader, what you lead is much more likely to keep pace with you. The opposite is also true. If you stop growing, in time, so will what you lead.

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  • 3 Reminders that Get People Moving

    While some people certainly process choices more logically than others, the final decision is much more closely tied to emotion than anything else.

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  • The Truly Digital Church

    Our culture has shifted from the physical to the digital, and church growth based on the physical must be rethought in light of the digital.

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  • 3 Ways to Keep People Listening to Your Sermon

    People don’t want you to preach at them. They want you to talk to them. That’s how you keep their attention.

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  • Lessons in Leadership from the U.S. Military: Lead Yourself First

    You can’t effectively lead others until you know how to lead yourself. Envisioning a better future, setting worthy goals, and following through with sustainable impact first and foremost requires leading yourself.

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  • The Vital Need to be a Church Unique

    You can create a different kind of church and become known for something very different and bold apart from the others in town. People will overlook most other things and drive great distances for something that’s unique.

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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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  • Three Personality Traits You Need for Clear Communication

    A vision is carried relationally to far more people than any one vision castor can take it, regardless of how gifted a primary communicator is.

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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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  • Generosity Killers, Part Two: Debt

    What are the Generosity Killers in your life that need to be discovered, owned, and eliminated?

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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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  • Three Reasons Generosity Matters

    How we use money is a signal about what we value. On a spiritual level, how we use money is a signal about our faith and a tool for to increase our faithfulness.

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comment_post_ID); ?> good article. Where I would take exception in the seeming negativity to plant a church more organically/biblically through missional communities due to the slowness of growth. I think that's the problem with church planting in the US today is that speed of numerical growth has taken priority over true and authentic spiritual growth
 
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