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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 #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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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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The Ideal Sized Congregation? Try 500!

Great churches come in a variety of sizes, very large ones, medium-sized ones, and smaller ones. It is a mistake to read the above...
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#12. Decide That Your Group Will Go Out To Serve On A Scheduled Basis.

Spontaneity is wonderful. Jesus was spontaneous in his approach to reaching people. There is plenty of evidence in Acts that God also values planned...
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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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Lesson #14: The Thing In Your Hand Is Powerful

#14: The Thing In Your Hand Is Powerful We tend to underestimate the power of the simple that has been going on around us. This is...
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Lesson #13: Saying Yes Brings Life

#13: Saying Yes Brings Life Life is difficult after going through a time of death. One of the fastest ways to make forward progress is to...

LEADERSHIP

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Lesson #13: Saying Yes Brings Life

#13: Saying Yes Brings Life Life is difficult after going through a time of death. One of...
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Lesson #12: Lead with Your Strengths, Never your Weak Side.

#12: Lead with your strengths, never your weak side. Once you have been down, you tend...
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Lesson #11: You Will Hear Clearly From God

#11: You Will Hear Clearly From God After death comes your way previous barriers to hearing...
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It’s About Challenge

I’m taking a break from my book for today. I was talking with a pastor friend...
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Lesson #3: In Humbling, There Is Restoration

Lesson #3: In Humbling, There Is Restoration Once you’ve gone through a death process you...

LIFE LESSONS

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Lesson #16: Look for More

#16: Look for More There is something that is very real that commences once we breathe our last breath in this life. Been there,...

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...
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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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Ready For A Nervous BreakThrough?!

Ready For A Nervous BreakThrough?! A good friend of mine recently related to me how God has been on the move in his life. It...
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Lesson #16: Look for More

#16: Look for More There is something that is very real that commences once we breathe our last breath in this life. Been there,...