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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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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...
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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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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...
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How to Release Love at Your Church

As you make loving others the priority of your church’s life all other goals that are important and biblical, tend to fall into place...
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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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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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#2 Way Your Small Group Can Connect With Your Community

2. Try A Variety of Serving Projects to See What Works. Serving is a lot like cooking proverbial spaghetti. To see if it’s done...
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17 Ways Your Small Group Can Connect With Your Community

1. Notice Brokenness Around You. Most of the time we ignore the pain and suffering that goes on around us. It is painful to...

LEADERSHIP

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#2 Way Your Small Group Can Connect With Your Community

2. Try A Variety of Serving Projects to See What Works. Serving is a lot...
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Mega Church Pastoral Myth #6: “God is more profoundly present at our services (and similar style mega churches) than smaller churches. That’s a big...

A similar myth follows: "Worship is better in the large church setting." Probable Reality: Music...
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Mega Church Pastoral Myth #5: “We are efficiently raising up leaders.”

Probable Reality: Some leaders are coming up through the organization but there is a tight...
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Mega Church Pastoral Myth #4: “We’re glad to be free from the politics present in smaller churches.”

Probable Reality: Large churches have no fewer occasions to deal with disappointing power politics than...
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Mega Church Pastoral Myth #3: “We have an efficient care system going on here.”

Probable Reality: It's particularly easy to slip between the cracks at a mega church. I have...

LIFE LESSONS

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Mistake #12. Giving Up.

God’s heart is broken over our hearts. His overriding desire is to bring the world into his family. This is simply too important to...

MEDIA

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Oprah: A Catalyst For Kindness?

Have you noticed that on every cover of Oprah’s magazine she is smiling? Think about what you want, but I believe her smile is...
cleaning toilet

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,...
Wrap It Up outreach

#2 Way Your Small Group Can Connect With Your Community

2. Try A Variety of Serving Projects to See What Works. Serving is a lot like cooking proverbial spaghetti. To see if it’s done...
connect

17 Ways Your Small Group Can Connect With Your Community

1. Notice Brokenness Around You. Most of the time we ignore the pain and suffering that goes on around us. It is painful to...