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10 Things An Effective Church Vision Must Do

By Brian K. Dodd An effective church vision has been described as many things. Bill Hybels calls vision “a picture of the future that produces passion and puts people in it.”  Others say it is a picture of a preferred future.  I say vision is what you see, feel and hear on Sunday compounded over […]

What is an “Ideal Church Member”?

By Charles Arn Jesus said, “Go and make disciples.”  You’ve heard it.  You’ve studied it.  You’ve preached it.  But, have you ever defined it?  What, exactly, is a “disciple”? May I suggest that, for all practical purposes, a “disciple” is synonymous with an “ideal church member.”  Or, at least, it should be. If you agree, […]

7 Keys to Taking Back a City from Evil

By Kenny Luck King Leonidas (the famous Spartan leader of the “300” who defended Greece against the Persian invasion at Thermopylae) has got nothing on Abram who was called on by God to face an overwhelming and daunting assault by evil upon his family and region.  This story sizzles.  It reads like a Hollywood script […]

Embrace a Leadership Development Process

February 17, 2012 By Dave DeVries J. Oswald Sanders describes the process of qualifying as spiritual leaders: Spiritual leaders are not made by election or appointment, by men or any combination of men, nor by conferences or synods. Only God can make them. Simply holding a position of importance does not constitute one a leader, nor […]

10 Characteristics Of An Amazing Leadership Team

By Brian Jones Last night I walked out of the room shaking my head. God, I don’t know how you pulled this off, but this team is simply amazing. Unified. Visionary. Encouraging. Fun. Passionate. Gifted. Transparent. Gracious. These are just a few of the words I’d use to describe the people who faithfully serve on […]


SEX IS SWEET BUT…….. Have you ever wondered why God carefully positioned a membrane of blood in a lady’s sexual opening? It is a thiny membrane that partially or completely covers the opening of the vagina. It is called the “HYMEN”. Why would God-Our Maker put a breakable tissue full of blood at the very door of the sexual opening […]

How to Reignite Your Passion for Ministry

How to Reignite Your Passion for Ministry By Pastor Rick Warren Passion is what energizes life. It turns the impossible into possible. In fact, if you don’t have any passion in your life, ministry will become boring, dull, routine, monotonous. I’ll go so far as to say if you don’t have passion in your life […]

7 Secrets To A Successful Job Interview

7 Secrets To A Successful Job Interview SalesforceVoice Connect to your customers in a whole new way Salesforce Contributor, Salesforce By Alexa Schirtzinger, Salesforce Job interviews are like a more awkward, less immediately gratifying, form of speed dating. You don’t get a nice dinner out of the deal, but the tension is the same: each […]

6 Ways to Welcome Guests and Leave a Positive Impression

September 19, 2016 6 Ways to Welcome Guests and Leave a Positive Impression By Pastor Rick Warren There are a lot of reasons a church might grow. Sometimes people come because of the preaching. Sometimes people come because of the music. Some people like the great programs for kids and youth. But I’m convinced there’s […]