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Norwegian Independence Day!

Tomorrow is a hallowed day in human history – Norwegian Independence Day. Yes, that’s right. In 1863 (approximately) in a peaceful disconnection, Norway gained...
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The current stat that has held steady for decades – that only 3% of the attendees of even the most evangelistic churches will even...
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Reaching Millennials (5 of 5)

5. Show a Willingness to Change We will never be ready to embrace change. When we force the change, we will stir up resentment and...
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God Is Up To Changes All Over

Ever get to a fork in the road? Yogi Berra exhorts us to take it in times like that. We can hopefully all relate to...
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Reaching Millennials (4 of 5)

4. Lead and Challenge New Behaviors This generation isn’t just willing to be challenged – they nearly demand it. A significant part of their mentality...
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Lesson #5: Resolution Is Essential

#5: Resolution Is Essential When you experience death, you WILL have people to forgive. I wrote recently about some “Job friends” related to my death experience....
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Reaching Millennials (3 of 5)

3. Build an Accepting Community Pastors who lead congregations that feel “Stuck” – no sense of momentum, resistance to any new idea or direction. In conversations...
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Risk – Our Way of Life

Risk is our friend. Little happens that is worthwhile that doesn’t involve taking a significant chance - one that might end in failure. How often...

It’s About the Mission

More about the conversation with my pastor friend... Are people less committed these days than a few years ago? One thing seems clear: people are...
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What’s Your Calling?

A unique calling from God is upon your life. It’s easy to think that only special people - those set apart - who are special...

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