• The Church in 2020: What's coming in the next decade?

    The Church in 2020: What's coming in the next decade?

    Guest Blog by Sam S. Rainer A new year inevitably brings forecasts of what's to come in the next 365 days. A new decade invites even more prognostications. This year the 2010 census will emphasize …
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  • Ask Profound Questions...Get Profound Answers

    Ask Profound Questions...Get Profound Answers

    [The articles I post on ChurchCentral are drawn from recent issues of Christian Coaching Magazine and represent a wide array of leaders and coaches as the authors. Thanks for reading! -Jerome Daley, …
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  • How Do You Learn Leadership?

    How Do You Learn Leadership?

    How did you learn to be a leader? Most of us have people we learned from, teachers and mentors. These key people in our lives offer help to us both as we begin to lead, and along the way. I've been …
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  • Impact Your Small Group with Coaching

    Impact Your Small Group with Coaching

    [The articles I post on ChurchCentral are drawn from recent issues of Christian Coaching Magazine and represent a wide array of leaders and coaches as the authors. Thanks for reading! -Jerome] Impact …
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  • Five Flaws of Weak Leaders

    Five Flaws of Weak Leaders

    Recently, a great blog was published by Michael Hyatt, CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers. Based on Doris Kearns Goodwin's award winning book Team of Rivals, Hyatt outlined five weak leadership traits …
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  • Disaster Giving is Impulse Giving

    Disaster Giving is Impulse Giving

    The recent earthquake disaster in Haiti will lead many churches to send very generous aid to the affected areas. Unfortunately, most churches do not maintain adaquate reserves in order to …
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  • Established churches, leaders and confident humility

    Established churches, leaders and confident humility

    The numbers are not precise, but we estimate there are around 400,000 churches in the United States. Of that number, nearly 90 percent could be described as "established." I prefer the term "…
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  • Why Do They Do That?

    Why Do They Do That?

    Watching basketball illustrates how people's functioning can go up and down. The best teams don't win every game, even against the worst teams. My local team, the Portland Trailblazers, despite many …
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  • My Leader, My Dad

    My Leader, My Dad

    My dad gave me this journal for my 28th birthday on December 6, 2009. Daddy knows me very well. He knows I love to write, and that I'm a deep thinker. So, I am sure he would want me to write deep …
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  • No More Lone Rangers!

    No More Lone Rangers!

    The Lone Ranger is a piece of American entertainment history. On Feb 2, 1933 the Lone Ranger episodes were launched on the radio. On Sept 14, 1949 it air for the first time on ABC and aired until …
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  • Coaching PostModerns

    Coaching PostModerns

    [The articles I post on ChurchCentral are drawn from recent issues of Christian Coaching Magazine and represent a wide array of leaders and coaches as the authors. Thanks for reading! -Jerome] …
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  • 7 Reasons to Be Hopeful About Worship in 2010

    7 Reasons to Be Hopeful About Worship in 2010

    Seven Reasons to Be Hopeful About Worship in 2010The best is yet to come, but our recent past taught us what we needed to know…Most of the pain for churches last year centered around not …
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  • Church Giving: TOP 10 New Year's Resolutions to Make Giving Go UP in a Down Economy

    Church Giving: TOP 10 New Year's Resolutions to Make Giving Go UP in a Down Economy

    Do you want to make a real difference in the lives of your church families in the coming year? Do you want to see people be more joyful, generous, and faithful in their giving to God in 2010? Do you …
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  • The missing metric

    The missing metric

    On a recent flight, I had the opportunity to sit next to a man who was the ideal conversationalist for me. First, he was not a Christian, but he was eager to hear from me about the gospel. That part …
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  • Book Review:  The Great Emergence by Phyllis Tickle

    Book Review: The Great Emergence by Phyllis Tickle

    I would commend The Great Emergence to anyone interested in understanding "how Christianity is changing and why." In succinct fashion, author Phyllis Tickle invites readers into a conversation that …
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  • How Do You Spot a Future Leader?

    How Do You Spot a Future Leader?

    When we look for those we would like to develop as leaders in our church, we can be drawn to the obvious heavy lifters such as those who seem to be natural leaders, or those who have a lot of …
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  • Contextual Generosity

    Contextual Generosity

    In pursuit of the almighty dollar, many church leaders insist upon canned stewardship sermons and deceive themselves into thinking everyone will respond generously. To the dismay of those counting …
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  • 2010:  We're In A New Place Now

    2010: We're In A New Place Now

    Yet, more and more, I'm learning about what makes people resilient in tough times. Just think of the sheer energy it takes to re-invent our lives, churches, businesses and cities in the face of …
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  • Jerusalem or Antioch: What Church Are You?

    Jerusalem or Antioch: What Church Are You?

    I just finished writing a book titled "Preaching for Transformation." I used Acts as the text, especially Acts 1:8 where the apostles ("Apostles" means "the sent ones" in Greek) were told they would …
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  • Human Hope versus Divine Hope

    Human Hope versus Divine Hope

    You ask, "How can Christmas be past but not over"? Because the incarnation (God is for us and God is with us) is possible every day. Our prepositional God is faithful to us and strengthens our hope. …
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'I don't like my church,' says the pastor

Pastor Danny Chambers came home one Sunday and said, "I don't like my church. I wouldn't attend my church." His wife said, "You need to define what a winning church looks like to you."
 

 
A six-step strategy for disciple-making

Maturing the believers in your church is the ultimate goal of the Great Commission. (Aubrey Malphurs at a consultant training session hosted by the Society for Church Consulting)
 

 
Ten tactics from Proverbs to help you manage conflict

This rapid-fire list of concepts and verses will arm you with things to do when conflict takes root in your church. (Tom Harper at Church Central Turnaround 20/20)
 

 
Elmer Towns: The next big church turnaround method

"Life groups are changing today's church." (From Church Central's Turnaround 20/20 summit in 2012)
 

 
John Maxwell launches a prayer meeting

When he was a pastor in San Diego, Maxwell went against the wishes of his board and started a new prayer ministry that helped the church grow. Here's how he did it. (Elmer Towns at Church Central Turnaround 20/20)
 

 
Do some churches do more harm than good?

When a church doesn't make disciples, its value to the Kingdom is questionable. (Aubrey Malphurs leading a training session for the Society for Church Consulting.)
 

 
How weaknesses help leaders win spiritual battles
Chuck Lawless, Dan Reeves and John Ewart talk about the power of brokenness in fighting Satan in a church turnaround situation. We all have weaknesses that the enemy is very aware of, and when we direct our fear toward God rather than him, we …
 
Bandero Road Church's 7 'how we live together' statements

Will Mancini discusses how this church defines what a disciple should look like in their congregation. (From Church Central Turnaround 20/20)

 
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