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Created on Thursday, 18 September 2014 / Preaching
Tags: Phil Cooke, delivery, message, distractions, cable network, Facebook, social media, media messages, cell, wifi, radio, TV, short wave, competition
Now before you crucify me for heresy, let me explain. My father was a pastor back in the 1950s and 1960s, and compared to today, getting his message out was easy. Church was a big part of life back then, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 / Church Growth
Tags: Thom Rainer, LifeWay, church leaders, pastors, multisite churches, research, Leadership Network, Generis, Warren Bird, study, evangelistic strategy, campus pastor, staff ministers
... looked at multisite churches in recent years. Scott McConnell, the director of LifeWay Research, wrote Multi-site Churches in 2009, an excellent analysis of the movement. Now a study by Leadership Network ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 04 September 2014 / Multimedia
Tags: Ministry Outside the Box, Internet, TV, channel, content, sermons, praise, worship, cost, TBN, Church Network, analytics, platform, Roku, Amazon Fire TV
The TV industry is ripe for disruption, and it's holding on for dear life. The traditional content producers (studios) and the cable companies are holding on to that old business model till the last dollar ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 / Women
Tags: women, empower, emerging leaders, Ed Stetzer, LifeWay, Tim Keller, Center Church, theology, leadership, connection, power, Facts and Trends, networking
Too often, we can miss the gifts of others. That's human nature, I guess. The fact is, God has gifted all His people, and the work of Christ is benefited when we acknowledge and engage different people ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 15 August 2014 / Prayer
Tags: Bishop Joseph Mattera, prayer, heart of God, Bible, Holy Spirit, burden, spirit of prayer, travail, worship, prophecy, apostolic network, intercession
... every day. (This lasted almost exactly three years until the beginning of January 2000). I had to alter my busy schedule to accommodate all the time I needed in prayer so I could function and fulfill the ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 07 November 2013 / Multi-Ethnic Ministry
Tags: Ray Chang, leaders, investment, leadership development, program, discipleship, support system, life investment, long-term commitment, Korean church, Ambassador Network
Growing up as a Korean immigrant in the Korean church, I always struggled with my sense of identity. I came to the United States when I was 6. Back in the ’70s, the Asian-American community was relatively ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 17 October 2013 / Counseling
Tags: Justin Lathrop, introverted, shy, opportunities, networking, smalltalk, mingling, skills, self-fulfilling prophecy, authentic, critical, disconnect, smart, nice, funny, John 8, verses, memory
I meet talented, smart, interesting people all the time who admit they’re nervous to connect with others. These people avoid networking events and chances to “mingle” before and after church because the ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 15 October 2013 / Relationships
Tags: Networking, encouragement, Geoff Surratt, biblical imperative, pastor, lost art, lip service, hurts, prayers, Thessalonians, building up, agenda, genuine interest
When our home phone would ring on Saturday morning, I knew it was probably my future wife’s grandfather, Hubert Sparks, calling. He called my dad almost every Saturday morning. He didn’t call to complain, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 26 September 2013 / Environment
Tags: Thom Rainer, power groups, churches, LifeWay Research, family owned, operated, deacons, work-around warriors, benevolent dictators, formal alliances, money managers, past-is-present protectors, ministry ...
This topic will cause some discomfort for many of you. The very thought of the presence of power groups seems contrary to the spirit and grace of the gospel. But power groups are very real in churches. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 18 April 2013 / Marketplace
Tags: Tony Morgan, blog, unstuck, write, passionate, coaching networks, attack, problems, people
During my coaching networks and ministry health assessments, I frequently spend time checking out church websites. While evaluating the sites, I’ve noticed many pastors and ministry leaders are writing ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 05 March 2013 / Youth
Tags: Youth Ministry, Chris Wesley, Network, Limits, accountability, sabbath
This past weekend, thousands of youth ministers participated in the Simply Youth Ministry Conference. As a participant in the past few, I know that feelings of empowerment and encouragement are flowing ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 21 February 2013 / Finance
Tags: Megachurches, thriving, tough, economic times, Leadership Network, staff
Despite the tough economy, many of the nation’s largest churches are thriving, with increased offerings and plans to hire more staff, a new survey shows. Just 3 percent of churches with 2,000 or more attendance ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 20 September 2011 / Main
Tags: Ministry 21 Network Is In Lights
Well, Ministry21 Network is in lights at night if you drive down Rinehart Road, past our Charisma Media headquarters in Lake Mary, Fla. Even though we have more than 15 brands, we could only pick two for ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 18 July 2011 / Main
Tags: Ministry 21 Network Continues to Grow
"We're excited to welcome new members to the Ministry 21 Network, but we would like to invite the rest of you to join. This is a relational network, and we provide connections for church leaders, pastors ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 09 March 2010 / Main
Tags: assemblies of god,christians,converts,farsi christian news network,iran,isfahan,medline nazanian,muslims,rev. wilson issavi,the evangelical church of kermanshah,torture
An Assyrian pastor the Iranian government accused of "converting Muslims" is being tortured in prison and threatened with execution, sources close to the case said. State Security agents on Feb. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 29 February 2008 / Innovation
Tags: MySpace, ministry, social networking, Facebook, Compassion International, Saddleback Church, Gospel Communications, Pillar
Using social-networking sites to extend your sphere of ministry. Social networking is huge. And if you can pry away someone in the 12 to 20 age group from MySpace, Facebook or Windows Live Spaces long ... [ +++ ]

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