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My Favorite Mistakes of 2016

As each year ends, I like to look back at both my successes and misses. Both of them help me to adjust my trajectory...
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Jesus is the Model

I have been overseeing a threaded online discussion with dozens of pastors from around the world.  Has been interesting as always. My beginning - "Jesus...

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Trader Joe’s Employees – My Kind of People

A friend and I attended a pastor’s conference awhile back. It was a pretty relaxed group; some might say too relaxed! At the end,...
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Mega-Churches or Medium-sized Churches…?

Someone sent me a tweet recently I’ve been thinking about. He asked about mega-churches and if many of the people they attract simply come...
OBL

Was Osama Bin Laden Saved?

The cover of Time magazine recently featured Pastor Rob Bell and his controversial new book that hones in on the weighty issue of eternity....
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Why Kindness?

I was asked to write two book forwards this week.  This is something I have done for a number of writers – more in...
Ted Haggard

Should Ted Haggard Have Been Forgiven Earlier?

By now you’ve probably seen the Oprah interview with Ted Haggard and his wife Em. If you haven’t seen it yet you can catch...
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Lesson #10: Turtles Last Longer Than Rabbits

#10: Turtles Last Longer Than Rabbits You’ve heard Aesop’s story about the tortoise and the hare. In this classic tale, the hare takes off quickly...
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Lesson #6: “Big God!”…Your Perspective on Him Will Change.

#6: “Big God!”…Your Perspective on Him Will Change. When death has come your way, your image of God will be altered. It has to. The...
Burning Man

7.5 Lessons I Learned About Outreach At Burning Man

The famous Burning Man Festival is happening right now in the desert north of Reno right now. About 50,000 people from all over the world...
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Hamburger Give Away

Doing something a bit different today. Going out to serve part of the city by giving away grilled hamburgers and hot dogs to people....
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OUTREACH & EVANGELISM

Free Water

Creates an Opportunity for the Church to “Get Involved”

The typical evangelism approach segregates the Church into the gifted and the ungifted – the called and those who don’t sense God speaking to...
Wrap It Up outreach kids

SE Develops a Doable Ministry in Your Church

The Holy Spirit has placed the desire to do something practical in your people – to give of themselves in a way that will...
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Servant Evangelism Opens Doors to the Hearts of Your Community

What is unique about Servant Evangelism? There are a few moving parts to this idea you need to be aware of. Over the next...

LEADERSHIP

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Persevere Schmeshevere!

Most of the time it is gut wrenching, hard work to hang in there. There’s...
city sidewalk view

A Vision To Persevere

So much of outreach happens as we simply commit to what is right. People ask...
enthusiasm

Share Your Enthusiasm!

“Entheos” in Greek is rendered literally “in God.” When you sense “enthusiasm” you are most...
fountain

Try Your Hand At A Lot of Things To See What Works.

As I wrote yesterday, you will find success in outreach will come down to recycling...
cross

Make News Out of Transformations Taking Place.

I am often asked, “How can one create a culture of serving somewhere that has...

LIFE LESSONS

OBL

Was Osama Bin Laden Saved?

The cover of Time magazine recently featured Pastor Rob Bell and his controversial new book that hones in on the weighty issue of eternity....

MEDIA

OBL

Was Osama Bin Laden Saved?

The cover of Time magazine recently featured Pastor Rob Bell and his controversial new book that hones in on the weighty issue of eternity....
The Day I Died

The Day I Died-Speaking Event in So Cal

Special Speaker: STEVE SJOGREN Sunday, October 6-9:30 am and 11:00 am, and 6:00 pm If you, or someone you know, are fearful of dying, curious about...
Free Water

Creates an Opportunity for the Church to “Get Involved”

The typical evangelism approach segregates the Church into the gifted and the ungifted – the called and those who don’t sense God speaking to...
Wrap It Up outreach kids

SE Develops a Doable Ministry in Your Church

The Holy Spirit has placed the desire to do something practical in your people – to give of themselves in a way that will...