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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,...
Outflow

Are You In Outflow Mode?

"Outflow" is the word I used in a recent book to describe the attitude we live in when we are noticing our way into...
Money

Invest First, Withdraw As Interest Grows

Everywhere that I have had a bank account, the understanding is basically the same. First, you must make a deposit.  There is a period of...

LEADERSHIP

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Confessions of An…Increasingly Clear Leader

Everybody Needs a Model Or Two To Be Effective 'People never do what you say -...
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Confessions of a Budding Realist…

Short People Got No... Need For Toilet Plungers ... of strengths, limits, liabilities While in Denver recently...
Money

Invest First, Withdraw As Interest Grows

Everywhere that I have had a bank account, the understanding is basically the same. First, you...
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‘Innovation’ – Or Can We Do Better? (Part 3)

3. Talk of innovation can easily become a derision to God. When we over-talk about the...
seeds

Jesus’ Style- The Doable Jesus (part 1)

Over the next several weeks we will be posting on SteveSjogren.com pieces of what will...

LIFE LESSONS

2008

My Favorite Mistakes of 2008 – Part 1

At the end of each year, I spend time reflecting on my 11.5 months of making as many mistakes as possible. I look back...

MEDIA

Oprah Winfrey

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,...
2008

My Favorite Mistakes of 2008 – Part 1

At the end of each year, I spend time reflecting on my 11.5 months of making as many mistakes as possible. I look back...
Price is Right

How To NOT Be Chosen As A Contestant On A TV...

Jeopardy. “Alex, I’ll take Norwegian fjords for $100 please.” You’ve seen it plenty of times. Answers are given in the form of questions. Each...