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Created on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 / Pastoring
Tags: Rick Warren, tired, disillusioned, discouraged, lethargic, fatigued, warm weather, health, churches, feelings, unreliable, dry spells, character building, Jesus, eternal rewards, difference
There comes a point in every great work when you will begin to get tired, disillusioned and discouraged. Fatigue at the halfway point of anything worthy of your dedication is inevitable. This is true for ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 24 July 2014 / Preaching
Tags: Rebuilding, old cars, preach, break, build, restored, reassembled, marriage, flawed perspective, transformed, actions, Jesus
I have a friend who is really into rebuilding old cars. It is an art form to take a rusted out car from the scrap heap or auction lot and restore it to better than new condition. He once told me that when ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 07 April 2014 / Community
Tags: Chuck Lawless, pastors, churches, Resurrection Sunday, guests, spies, website, greeters, building, impression, sign, services, foyer, guest welcome center, fellowship
Last year, I published a blog post titled "Eight Confessions of Church Spies," a summary report from the “spies” our church consulting team, the Lawless Group, has used over the years. As we approach the ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 / Administration
Tags: Dan Reiland, church politics, board, pews, chairs, building, agenda, selfish, Holy Wars, mission, issues, Jesus
The pastor, board, staff and building committee wanted chairs in the new sanctuary. Bob wanted pews. Easy, right? Wrong. Bob was a founding member, influential and rich. The pastor met with him on several ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 10 February 2014 / Vision
Tags: Jason Hatley, pastors, ministry, management, mentorship, Moses, Building Strong Worship Leaders, we, me, mindset, generosity, scarcity
For the second time this week, Joe felt like he had reached the end of his rope.  As the worship pastor in a growing church, he constantly felt overwhelmed and underprepared. Regardless of how ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 02 January 2014 / Culture
Tags: Ed Stetzer, LifeWay Research, church trends, 2013, missiology, study, dying, America, transition, trends, fastest-growing churches, multisite churches, evolution, church buildings, continualist Christians, ...
... us in our shared mission once again. In the American context, 2009 was a turning point in regards to the perception of Christianity’s health in the United States. That year, the results of the American ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 11 December 2013 / Environment
Tags: Greg Atkinson, beautiful, churches, people, building, church plants, Jesus, Dino Rizzo, Servolution, LA Dream Center, Matthew Barnett, Bill Hybels, Christians, new Christians
I’m going to list the most beautiful churches in the world. Are you ready? Follow me. If I said, “You have a beautiful church," would you reply, “Thanks. When did you visit our building?” or would you ... [ +++ ]
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, 03 October 2013 / Vision
Tags: Aaron Crumbey, Saddleback Church, ministry, high school ministry, building, game, goals, focus, motivator, authenticity, Jesus Christ, priorities
A lot of times we can get into the results game or the comparative game and lose sight of what matters most. We think if only I had that building, that equipment, more staff or more money, then we would ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 16 July 2013 / Administration
Tags: Partnerships, Brad Lomenick, synergy, risk, reward, ministries, kingdom building, innovation, breakthrough, transparency, strength, fences
Partnerships are crucial in today’s culture. Great organizations seem to always have a strong ability to partner well. If you want to grow your organization or project or initiative, finding, building ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 12 July 2013 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Gina McClain, juggling, ministry, special events, team building, volunteer, personnel, encouragement, tough stuff, balls, ground
Juggling is an art.  And it’s fascinating to watch. My role in ministry is a constant juggle.  There are always projects, special events, team building, volunteer recruiting, personnel conversations, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 06 March 2013 / Ministry Leadership
Tags: Gordon MacDonald, Building Below the Waterline, Christian, leadership, mentor, spiritual center
There was a time when I would have been jealous for leadership; today, I find it sobering. I have passed the point of aspiring to leadership. It is a privilege to be a leader, but the price is great. A ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 06 July 2010 / Main
Tags: "energy star",building,church,energy efficient
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has started awarding “Energy Star” status to churches and other houses of worship that have higher than average standards for energy efficiency, according ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 27 April 2010 / Main
Tags: bob frie,building blocks program,catholic,churches,colorado,dave runyon,denver,foothills community church,neighbors,outreach,protestant
For more than a year, 20 Catholic and Protestant pastors in Denver have been partnering in an outreach program designed to encourage their congregations to take the commandment to “love your neighbor” ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 16 March 2010 / Main
Tags: alliance defense fund,arizona,building code,gilbert,house church,john lewis,oasis of truth church,pastor joe sutherland,the arizona republic
... code, which was passed in 2006, states that “religious assembly uses are not permitted in single-family residential structures.” The story garnered international attention when the Alliance Defense Fund, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 26 January 2010 / Main
Tags: arson,building,burn,church burn down,church is people,fire,first baptist church,flames,martin knox,temple,texas
QUOTE: "It's a very sad day for our church family. But the thing we talk about in our church oftentimes is buildings are tools that the church uses. Our church [is] all the folks who have been ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 31 July 2009 / Main
Tags: selling, property, community, people, building, Georgia, Rolling Hills Baptist Church,building
... back and move on to "bigger and better" ministry. They have … only in a way few churches are willing to do. On October 5, 2008, with a reeling economy hitting their community hard, the congregation voted ... [ +++ ]
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