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How to grow a contemporary church

July 5, 2011


Lately I’ve been reading and re-reading Alan Hirsch’s book, The Forgotten Ways. In his critique of Christendom & the modern church growth movement, he provided a stinging analysis of what he calls the “ministry mix” for growing churches: God’s gracious involvement aside, if you wish to grow a contemporary church following good church growth principles, […]

high deposit, high withdrawal leadership

May 25, 2009


Pastor James McDonald of Harvest Bible explains the benefits of a high deposit, high withdrawal culture of leadership in the local church. “High deposit” refers to a generous level of support, affirmation, encouragement, and investment in one’s church leadership team. “High withdrawal” means that everyone is “expected to show up at work swinging for the […]

Ed Young Jr. on sermon prep

May 14, 2009


Ed Young Jr, pastor of Fellowship Church in Texas, is one of the most creative communicators/preachers on the planet. In this video he shares how he prepares his messages and what tools he uses for study. Interesting. HT: 210 Leadership Blog more about “Ed Young Jr. on sermon prep“, posted with vodpod

multi-site churches debated

May 1, 2009


The latest issue of the 9marks journal has just been released, and as one who is not a normal reader the subject matter caught my attention – multi-site churches.  As a long-time member and current staff member at a multi-site megachurch, I have had the privilege of possessing a front row seat as our church […]

jim collins on thriving in 2009

April 14, 2009


Inc. interviewed business yoda Jim Collins on how to survive and thrive in the so-called “new economy.”  It is a very interesting read, especially the sections on entrepreneurship and the social sector.  Collins argues that there has been a fundamental shift in the way the business elite view entrepreneurs: from sleazy mavericks to heroic warriors […]

Thirst wrap-up

April 6, 2009


Thanks to all of our students, leaders, and families that were involved in the Thirst mission trip over the last 8 weeks.  Thirst is our annual U.S. urban mission trip that we have been taking since 1999.  The vision is two-fold: 1) leadership reproduction (high school training middle school students in spiritual habits) and 2) […]

Five dysfunctions of a team

February 3, 2009


Team.  Dysfunction.  The goal of leadership is to keep a safe distance between these two words.  Unfortunately, many organizations and churches fail to understand the dynamics necessary to create and sustain a healthy team atmosphere, where synergy, trust, and hard work propel a team to achieve extraordinary results.  Even in good churches there is the […]