Church Growth

8 Ways to Help Your Church Embrace Change

Thu, Jul 26, 2012

If you have pastored for any length of time you have certainly experienced opposition, criticism, and rejection when it comes to implementing change. I have seen the worst of it. I have been there when a simple change in leadership means loosing over half of the congregation, and the remaining “leadership” disagrees with every decision,

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A Local Church with a Global Mindset

Wed, Jun 20, 2012

It has been quite sometime since my last post. My laptop had finally kicked the bucket, and it took a few weeks to get a replacement. Now I am back online and more enthusiastic than ever! For this post, because we in America and Australia live in such a westernized individualistic society, I thought it

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Growing Churches by Building Relationships

Fri, May 04, 2012

Relationships are instrumental to opportunity Networking tends to be a poorly represented tool for churches. We often think of networking as a thing for businesses and NGOs rather than a means to gain opportunities for growth for the local church. One of the most important resources I have learned to value while at Hillsong is

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How to be heard as a leader

Thu, Apr 19, 2012

Seeing young leaders rise up to the challenge of leading a team, I have noticed that one person will usually try and claim leadership over the group, and quickly be frustrated when no one follows his leadership. The blame gets put not on his inability to lead, but on the people who are insubordinate to

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What to Do When Your Doubt Takes Over

Mon, Mar 12, 2012

Where I have placed you, I have graced you”-God It is inevitable for anyone, pastor’s especially, to feel that they are in over their head at times. Sometimes we doubt that this purposes of God can truly be fulfilled through us, that we can get through the most demanding of days, pass through a trial,

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Making Your Church “Marketable”

Fri, Mar 02, 2012

Before we cast out the idea of talking about church and marketing in the same sentence, lets think about what it means to be marketable. The goal of a business is to be marketable, to sell products and make money. For a church though, the aim is completely different, it is all about influence. We

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Hillsong Week 2: A Passion for the Church

Mon, Feb 06, 2012

This week has been one of the greatest weeks of my life. It is a strange thing for me to say considering I have been sick all week and have seen my fair share of sunburn, but underneath the displeasures I have surfaced an incredible, precious and priceless commodity…passion. I am so enthused about all

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First week at Hillsong: A key to their success

Mon, Jan 30, 2012

By the grace of God I am in Sydney, Australia and I have the great honor to learn from one of the most influential churches in the world. And the big question is, “What exactly makes them so successful?”. I could go on and on about all the things they are doing right from a

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Why Are My Church Growth Efforts Not Working? An Answer to Your Frustration

Sun, Jan 01, 2012

It can be so frustrating to try again and again to grow a church and see your efforts fail. To invest in what seemed to be wise strategies for church growth that just didn’t work and you have no clue why. As a church, the goal is to grow. We want to see believers mature,

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Vision Video: I See A Thriving Church

Thu, Dec 22, 2011

This vision video shares my heart for the American Church and the steps needed in getting there. I seek to create thriving churches in America that grow through discipleship and reaching the lost. The plan of action is to create several online resources for local churches that will help them grow. In addition, I plan

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