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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...
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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...
Admiral David G. Farragut

Ready, aim. Ready, aim…

Ready, aim. Ready, aim… Sometimes leaders come across like they are a stuttering, dyslexic firing squad – continually using this as the motto above. That’s all...
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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 cause outreach leaders to become bitter, frustrated and eventually...
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Mistake #10. Over-Training.

When we lack confidence we tend to seek out programs that seem to promise easy success. These are fear responses. Success is not so...
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Mistake #9. Not Enough Training.

Training is essential. In the Book of Ephesians Paul wrote of the need for the “equipping of the saints” to take place in the...
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Mistake #8. Not Enough Mentoring.

The typical way leaders depend on raising up people involvement is to exhort them into service. "If you know what's good for you-you will...
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Mistake #6. Not Taking Enough Risks.

We tend to be perfectionists as Believers. It is easy to conclude that if God wants our best effort, then we dare not step...
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My Top 10 Outreach Misfires: Mistake #4. Not having patience with...

“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...
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