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Want To Be A Story Teller? Make diversity your goal, not videos.

Thousands of years ago, storytelling was a passageway into humanity; the craft of making images appear in the mind of your audience gathered around a fire was practically magic. Then, technology hurdled into the scene and, by and large, we became lackluster storytellers, dependent on technology to tell the story in our place. Then, technology evolved and grew up into …

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The Most Important Work In Church Planting

When they found him beside the sea, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you come here?” This was Jesus’s reply. “I’m telling you the solemn truth,” he said. “You aren’t looking for me because you saw signs, but because you ate as much bread as you could. You shouldn’t be working for perishable food, but for food that will …

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How To Open Every Service With The Best Impression

How To Open Every Service With The Best Impression Regardless if you choose to open with a video, a creative piece, a song, or you jump straight to a Welcome –at some point, someone, somewhere will be talking to your community. Maybe your auditorium seats a few thousand or a few dozen; perhaps you are set up in the round, in chairs, or …

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3 Ways To Become A Healthier Church Leader Right Now

3 Ways To Become A Healthier Church Leader Right Now If you spend any amount of time in a rhythm of Church Leadership, your calendar is probably full of meetings, your whiteboard is full of strategies, and your cup of inspiration is likely running empty —you are busy. In fact, “rhythms” are often replaced by unending weeks of simply reacting. …

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10 Influential Church Leaders To Follow on Social Media

Social Media —in all it’s forms— continues to be a prolific part of our digitally connected lives. For Church Leaders, the ever growing stream that is social media continues to inform, inspire, and connect us all. However, finding the most influential voices within the vast array of updates, tweets, and snaps can be a challenge! Indeed, the platforms we use …

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The Worst Church Leadership Advice

The Worst Church Leadership Advice. A word about bad advice. Nobody wakes up wanting to give  — or even take —  terrible advice. Yet, everyone has certainly witnessed real conversations where incredibly poor advice is traded for a smile and a nod. Moreover, a lot of terrible advice is easy to spot. We know when we hear, “Do as I say, not …

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The Top 5 Leadership Blogs You Should Be Reading

The Top 5 Leadership Blogs You Should Be Reading A cursory search for leadership provides just short of a million resources. Indeed, the very definition of leadership comes in at least thirty-plus flavors. How does one begin to navigate the vast world of voices, articles, and tweets on leadership? Moreover, who are those communities or people that are seeking beauty along the way? Who are …