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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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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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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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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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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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Something Cool for Winter: Salt Outreach

“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer...
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The Poetry of Kindness

I once met a poet and didn’t know it. There is a poetry to God’s kindness, and every once in awhile we are able to...

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20 Quotes to Encourage Church Planters

I’m pretty picky when it comes to quotes. I think you will find the following...
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Above and Beyond Charlottesville

Charlottesville a year later, a changed life...
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Student to Student Kindness

A high school student in South Carolina bought her friend shoes, and the gesture moved...
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Kindness in the News

Belle and Abby: Kindness in Middle School for All Belle holds open one door, Abby the...
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Do Something Productive

Imagine that you get a text from your boss tonight. He has called off all...

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Acts of Kindness

Your choices can make a change. Choose kindness. In our day and age, wars, conflict and political strife are all too common. Because of this, sometimes it is hard to feel...

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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...
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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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Practical Planning- Part 3

More outreach projects that produce “Kindness Connections.” Bus Station Go to your bus station with water and Gatorade. Offer people waiting the drinks. You can also...
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Practical Planning- Part 4

Pre-Outreach Planning Tip: Always go to the locations of the planned outreach before the event.  One time I sent a team to a car wash...