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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,...
Johnny Appleseed

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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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...
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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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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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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The Harvest

“The fields are white unto harvest… pray for workers for the harvest.” I love that verse. I have only in the past few years come to...
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#8-$1 Carwash in Reverse

 $1 Carwash in Reverse Professional looking, clear signs are a key part of steering traffic into your outreach carwash. “$1 Carwash!” To spice things up...

LEADERSHIP

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In The Groove

In times like this – lots going on, me being the point guy in setting...
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Specific Prayers

We have been strongly provided for as a team.  We felt we were to pray...
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Looking Outward…

I recently sat on a two-hour flight next to a guy who initially was a...
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The Scandal of “Either – Or” Thinking

An Ode To Extremes One of my “favorite” TV Bible teachers (I won’t mention his name,...
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Soft Power Before Hard Power

The early Church had an oppositional atmosphere that, in some ways, served the purposes of...

LIFE LESSONS

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Looking Outward…

I recently sat on a two-hour flight next to a guy who initially was a bit miffed when I asked if I could sit...
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God Is In The Air

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Outflow Resources

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Big Send Off

MEDIA

Candace Cameron Bure

Kind is the New Classy

As a woman in today’s world, you know the pressure you feel on all sides to conform to society’s expectations. In her new book, Kind...
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,...
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In The Groove

In times like this – lots going on, me being the point guy in setting out to establish the new culture of Coastland –...
pray

Specific Prayers

We have been strongly provided for as a team.  We felt we were to pray for a total provision amount of between a $1...