Way to rock that tambourine…

I’d add this guy to our worship team in a heartbeat.  Seriously.  Brings new meaning to Colossians 3:23!
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Why we don’t allow dogs to attend church…

Reason #231:  This lady. or Reason #342:  This lady, showing us the boldness of God:
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Let’s play… Oprah or Osteen?

These quotes were taken either from Joel Osteen’s blockbuster bestseller “Your Best Life Now” (and the accompanying study guide) or Marcia Z. Nelson’s insightful analysis of Oprah’s philosophy in her book, “The Gospel According to Oprah.”  See if you can guess if the pastor of the largest church in the US or America’s favorite guru uttered a particular quote. 1.  The first step to living at your full potential is to enlarge your vision. 2.  If you develop a vision of victory, success, health, abundance, joy, peace and happiness, nothing on earth will...
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Pastor: If you’re not talking about money… you are not doing your job.

Mark Brooks writes: If you have not established a culture of generosity at your church you will never raise significant dollars! If you cannot raise significant dollars you will be hampered in terms of the amount of ministry and missions your church accomplishes. If you don’t have a solid base of missions and ministry you are dying as a church. If you are dying as a church you are not fulfilling God’s call to ministry. From 1968 to 2010 the amount of money Americans gave to the church of their incomes fell from 3.11% to 2.4%. That represents BILLIONS of dollars a year lost for Kingdom purposes. One...
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Just because you talk doesn’t mean you have a great idea

Introverts vs. extroverts. Does your church leadership team have both? Maybe you need to? Watch this: HT:  Churchm.ag
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How much money does your church keep in reserves?

Christianity Today recently asked more than 1800 church leaders how much cash reserves they keep on hand.  Here are the results:   How does your church match up? Read more here… Todd
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What is your biggest kingdom challenge?

As part of the Beyond Digital Initiative launching this year, Leadership Network is hosting the Code for the Kingdom hackathon series at some of the most prolific tech development centers of our country to discover new tools and strategies to address the challenges confronting our society, our churches, and our spiritual lives.  Our goal is to bring together some of the top coders and developers in the country to collaborate on designing tech solutions to real life Kingdom challenges.  The first event, hosted in partnership with Carpenter’s Lab and Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, is...
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Fix your marriage in seven minutes…

Well, that’s the title of Steven Arterburn’s newest book:  ”The Seven Minute Marriage Solution. I like Arterburn.  He usually writes solid stuff. But what’ interesting to me is that, along with the book (remember, the title is the SEVEN MINUTE marriage solution), they are also putting out a 30 day challenge. So… evidently, it will take me MORE than seven minutes to find the solution to my marriage? I did the math… and if the seven minute solution is prolonged over 30 days… it would only take me about 15 seconds a day! That’s spectacular! Actually,...
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Whew! Mark Driscoll likes the planet afterall.

I can’t tell you how relieved I am. So much hoopla over the past week about Mark Driscoll’s comments at Catalyst about SUVs and the environment. I wasn’t there. But I knew he was joking. And I knew he was going to be in trouble. Because so many people are looking for villans today… someone to demonize… someone to shoot at. Let’s take a sound byte from someone, pull it from it’s contextual setting, then make a big deal So, Mark clarified: For the record, I really like this planet. God did a good job making this planet. We should take good care of this planet...
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Some Southern Baptists Not Thrilled with Duck Dynasty’s friendship with some SBCers

Hold the phone. Baptismal regeneration? According to some in the SBC, some of their fellow leaders have been a little too quick to befriend and ask the Duck Dynasty guys to speak at SBC events… given that some of the clan are elders… in a CHURCH OF CHRIST. So… here’s a expose… trying to determine the real beliefs of the Duck Dynasty guys on the topic of Baptismal Regeneration.  Here’s a short excerpt from a blog that’s tackling this ‘scandal’ head on. I wrote A Few More Things You Should Know About Duck Dynasty when I found out these fellows...
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