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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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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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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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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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#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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Mistake #7. Too Few Outreach Opportunities.

Sometimes we think about doing outreach only now and then. But it takes a steady commitment to reach our community if we hope to...
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My Top 10 Outreach Misfires: Mistake #4. Not having patience with people coming to...

“How long does it take for someone to come to Christ?” Can we put a timeframe on people’s trek to Jesus? To listen to...

LEADERSHIP

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Mistake #14.5 Reluctance to Start.

This is the last entry of this series of Mistakes in Outreach. When it comes...
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Mistake #14: Waiting for Someone Else to Start

I have been a reluctant leader at most points along my leadership journey. I am...
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Mistake #12. Giving Up.

God’s heart is broken over our hearts. His overriding desire is to bring the world...
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Ready, aim. Ready, aim…

Ready, aim. Ready, aim… Sometimes leaders come across like they are a stuttering, dyslexic firing squad...
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Mistake #11: Independence in Church Finances Apart from Outreach

An over-dependence upon church systems for success is not good. This kind of thinking will...

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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Mistake #14.5 Reluctance to Start.

This is the last entry of this series of Mistakes in Outreach. When it comes to applying all of this—in beginning to walk out...
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Mistake #14: Waiting for Someone Else to Start

I have been a reluctant leader at most points along my leadership journey. I am a little skeptical of leaders who are too eager...