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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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6 Outreach Leadership Lessons From Johnny Appleseed

John Chapman, aka the legendary “Johnny Appleseed”, was a missionary who reached out to Native Americans in the Ohio Valley in the early 1800s. He...

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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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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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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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Simplifying God’s Voice

Do you feel inadequate in the area of connecting with God's voice? When you hear others mention they have gotten specific guidance from God...
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Syncing With The Spirit

When I hook up my iPhone or my iPod with my laptop all that is new is caught up. I make deposits in the Spirit...
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OUTREACH & EVANGELISM

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Dave Jacobs Interview “Steve Sjogren: Still Cleaning Toilets”

Steve Sjogren: Still Cleaning Toilets Dave: Sorry that I haven’t kept up on “All-Things-Sjogren” but the last I heard you had planted a church in Florida,...
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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...
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Outreach is Work and Play

Outreach is at times both work and play. On occasion, we need to rally our energies, roll up our sleeves and do whatever it...

LEADERSHIP

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It’s Always About the Process…

God work most often moves in bits and pieces and not in large steps. I...
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The Way of Influence

Want to be an influencer? Lots of people ask that question and they come up...
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Rabbits and Turtles

Rabbits go fast, turtles move slowly. They’re both good. I’m convinced we are naturally inclined...
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It’s Not Too Late to Turn Outward…

What can you do to bring change to a church that didn’t begin in an...
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Do You Have a Plan or a Mission?

Seth Godin is a thinker I look up to. He says, “Plans are good but...

LIFE LESSONS

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It’s Always About the Process…

God work most often moves in bits and pieces and not in large steps. I find this is one of the most frustrating aspects...

MEDIA

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Hats Off to Steve Jobs

By now you’ve heard of the passing of Apple’s Steve Job. He was touched with the fire of God. I thank God for his life. He...
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Dave Jacobs Interview “Steve Sjogren: Still Cleaning Toilets”

Steve Sjogren: Still Cleaning Toilets Dave: Sorry that I haven’t kept up on “All-Things-Sjogren” but the last I heard you had planted a church in Florida,...
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It’s Always About the Process…

God work most often moves in bits and pieces and not in large steps. I find this is one of the most frustrating aspects...
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What’s Your Calling?

A unique calling from God is upon your life. It’s easy to think that only special people - those set apart - who are special...