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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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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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Mistake #13. Thinking I could do outreach alone.

Most of the mistakes we have been looking at are myths. As such they are partially true and just partially false. Thus there is...
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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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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...


A Simple Thank You Had an MRI done.  As this was done – and I officially dislike those things – I thanked the tech person,...

#14. Set Goals For Reaching Out

Goals are a wonderful thing. They accomplish much, but above all else, they keep us honest. With a good goal in hand and heart,...
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8 Projects to Try Out This Fall

I'm often asked about the best projects for success. Whether it’s a warm and sunny area like Southern California or Seattle where it apparently...
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How’s Your Smile?

Since I was a child I’ve been told there is a healing power in a smile. As with a lot of gifts, the giver...

Go Out Anyway

Just Show Up! When it comes to doing outreach projects with teams a lot can go right... and wrong. After doing team-oriented outreaches for decades...

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