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Created on Thursday, 24 April 2014 / Administration
Tags: Phil Cooke, Bishop George Davis, Jacksonville, church, name, power, Abraham, Sarah, Peter, direction, accomplishment, Impact Church, work
For three years, Bishop George L. Davis, pastor of Faith Christian Center in Jacksonville, Fla., has been frustrated. It was three years ago that name change stories in the Bible started to stand out to ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 27 February 2014 / Media
Tags: Phil Cooke, churches, multi-camera director, television, broadcast, media, IMAG screens, ministries, experience, camera angles, camera operators, decisions, captured, audience shots
There are many churches today that are shooting their worship services, concerts and other events with multiple cameras. Whether you have a broadcast media ministry or not, it’s not unusual to use multiple ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 13 January 2014 / Administration
Tags: Chris Christie, Bridgegate, press conference, Phil Cooke, email, downfall, Google, police, government, courts, NSA
Chris Christie may be finished as a presidential candidate, and maybe not. But either way, he experienced a potentially catastrophic event this past week with his now famous “Bridgegate” problems. While ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 10 January 2014 / Media
Tags: Phil Cooke, media, pastor, mega-church, small congregation, gospel, consultant, workshop, quality people, quality equipment, tell a story, Christian lingo, package
As a media consultant, I have the opportunity to help some of the largest churches and ministries in the country create effective, high quality media outreaches. In most cases, they are experienced, committed ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 24 December 2013 / Culture
Tags: Phil Cooke, megachurches, criticism, evangelism, social problems, hunger, homelessness, bad experience, shallow, dent, communities, media, global impact, plant
As the saying goes, “The world is going to hell in a handbasket.” There’s never been a greater challenge for world evangelism, there are plenty of social problems like hunger and homelessness we face here ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 / Church Growth
Tags: Benny Perez, Phil Cooke, church transitions, Las Vegas, Joel Osteen, Phil Munsey, The Church OC, The Church LV, Charisma News, multi-site locations
... of The Church LV and The Church OC. In 2003, Benny, together with his wife, Wendy, started The Church LV, in Las Vegas, which has grown rapidly from just 27 people to well over 3,000. Charisma News ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 15 November 2013 / Social Media
Tags: Phil Cooke, social media, online service, live feed, Greenville, South Carolina, video, importance, live event, IChurch, congregation, audience
I received an interesting note from Joe Hayes, head of the TV and video ministry at Redemption World Outreach Center in Greenville, S.C. At Redemption, the Sunday online worship service is succeeding way ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 08 November 2013 / Vision
Tags: Phil Cooke, opinions, ideas, Jolt, social media, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, stress, email, blogs, tools, politics, sports, art, newspapers, TV, magazines
The world turns on the power of ideas, and yet the social media world seems very often to revolve around shallow opinions. Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and others encourage ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 05 November 2013 / Administration
Tags: Delegate, Karl Vaters, Ron Cook, The Grasshopper Myth, combination, ministry motivation, guilt, methods, ministries, delegation, leadership
"Delegate, pastor, delegate.” I’ve heard that wise advice hundreds of times—literally. Ron Cook was the chair of the pulpit committee that brought me to the church I’ve pastored for 20-plus years now. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 01 November 2013 / Media
Tags: Freedom House Church, Charlotte, North Carolina, Phil Cooke, racism, media, social media, firestorm, crisis, response, Tory Maxwell, apology, team meetings, public information, secrets, digital age, ...
Recently, Freedom House Church in Charlotte, N.C., was confronted by the incredible power and influence of the media. When a member of the church’s leadership team sent an email to the congregation ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 / Missions
Tags: Phil Cooke, Sam Smith, Medical Ministry International, ministry, leadership, Mercy Ships, When Love Heals, doctor, accountability, volunteer, relief organization
An established executive in branding and marketing in the retail world, Sam Smith realized the need for compassionate yet professional business acumen within ministry leadership and coined the term “Optimizing ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 15 October 2013 / Pastoring
Tags: Phil Cooke, pastors, inspiration, reality, prophetic voices, speakers, Bible, adultery, New Testament, Jesus, religious leaders
The last 30 years of church history could be called the “inspiration” decades. It’s been a period where pastors were more likely to be inspirational speakers than prophetic voices. And I get it. Most people ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 11 October 2013 / Pastoral Care
Tags: pastors leaving the ministry, Phil Cooke, Mark Brewer, Presybterian church, pastors committing suicide, pastors frustrated, megachurch, charismatic churches, baptist churches, mainline denominations, ...
... experience. Yes, it was President Reagan’s church. When I first got there in 2001, the president had not yet died, so I had to meet with the Secret Service my second month to prepare for his funeral. (Did ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 18 September 2013 / Family Life
Tags: Cheryl Edmondson, Ron Edmondson, pastor's wife, family life, expectations, cook, choir, Bible, table of contents, church planters, freedom
I love being a pastor’s wife. It truly is who God has called me to be in this season of life. Everyday is not easy, but when I’m serving as God intended for me to serve, I’m never more fulfilled in life. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 06 September 2013 / Vision
Tags: Phil Cooke, traditional, legacy, ministries, survival, Billy Graham, Campus Crusade for Christ, The Jesus Film Project, The Gideons, world, changing, Robert Schuller, communicate, generations, o
Back in the 1950s and through the 1980s, there were some massive evangelistic and social-service ministries created that did amazing work around the world (and some still are). From Campus Crusade, the ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 05 September 2013 / Pastoring
Tags: Phil Cooke, Kyle Searcy, Evangelism, race, leadership, 21st Century, multi-generational, innovative thinking, nightclub, Birmingham
... had been a front for illegal activity. In a few weeks, we purchased the 2,200 seat auditorium and 374 acres of land for just $1.7 million and transformed it into our current sanctuary. We now serve Communion ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 02 August 2013 / Vision
Tags: Phil Cooke, leaders, level, performance, mirror, boundaries, deadlines, guidelines, culture, expectations
Leaders, if you’re frustrated at the level of your team or vendor’s performance, look no further than the mirror. Only in very rare cases will a team perform better than the level of their leader. Why? ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 26 June 2013 / Ministry Leadership
Tags: Phil Cooke, leaders, expectations, best, people, humiliation, criticism, ordering, communication
Great leaders expect the best in people, and bad leaders expect the worst. Rinse and repeat. Over the years, I’ve worked with a number of leaders who think leadership means constant criticism, ordering ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 06 May 2013 / Main
Tags: Phil Cooke, Media, Church, Voice, Conflicting Stories, Power
My team at Cooke Pictures gets hired when a church, ministry or nonprofit organization is losing its voice. Perhaps you’ve experienced a similar situation: Despite doing great work in the community—like ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 03 May 2013 / Main
Tags: Joel Osteen, Phil Cooke, Gospel, communicator, TV producing, Good News, John Osteen
In the late 1980s, I was asked to direct a series of prime-time TV specials from Lakewood Church featuring pastor John Osteen. The producer who invited me was his son Joel, who at the time was producing ... [ +++ ]
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