• Whose Vision Is It Anyways?

    Whose Vision Is It Anyways?

    During Auxano's co::Lab, vision coach Will Mancini has been showing us how to develop a "Vision Pathway that leads to a lifestyle of visionary leadership." By definition, a lifestyle affects …
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  • Blinded by the Obvious

    Blinded by the Obvious

    "The people walking in darkness have seen a great light…" Isaiah 9.2______________________________ On a grey Friday morning in January 2007, during the peak of the commuter rush, an unassuming …
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  • Can teams plan worship?

    Can teams plan worship?

    Can teams plan worship?Well, yes and no…I have been planning (or trying to plan) worship for over 40 years, and in that time I've learned a few things about how planning works... and doesn't …
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  • A prayer to finish well

    A prayer to finish well

    Lord, strengthen me to finish well.May I, as I draw closer to the end of my earthly life,Be a man who loves Your Church more than I ever have,A man who prays for Your Church and Your leaders in the …
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  • Organic Linear Growth. Really?

    Organic Linear Growth. Really?

    Our senior pastor, Mark Beeson, is challenging our entire church to memorize 2 Peter 1.2-12 (NIV). He started with our staff a couple weeks ago. Last evening during our First Wednesday service he …
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  • Are You Saying Your Prayers?

    Are You Saying Your Prayers?

    What sustains you? Leadership can be difficult, draining and exhausting. It's simply not possible to keep going forever without resources. For church leaders, that includes having a spiritual life.In …
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  • Christmas Consumerism Gauge

    Christmas Consumerism Gauge

    Recently I heard something on the radio that jumped from the speakers directly into my thoughts. The song was Here Comes Santa Claus. Mind you I was not expecting much in the way of ecclesiology from …
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  • Heresy and How to Respond

    Heresy and How to Respond

    I was just getting ready to do a blog on the comparison of heresy in the first few centuries to that of today since today is so much like the 1st century, when I received a post from one of the …
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  • Team Values: Uncovering the Real Ones

    Team Values: Uncovering the Real Ones

    The 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 Team …
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  • Book review: ChurchMorph, by Eddie Gibbs

    Book review: ChurchMorph, by Eddie Gibbs

    This review will be published in the next issue of the Great Commission Research Journal. Whether you are emerging, missional, mainline or traditional, you cannot escape the context of changing …
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  • More About the Missional Church

    More About the Missional Church

    I've been thinking a lot lately about the growing use of the word "Missional" to describe the church. I've seen so many definitions of the word that it makes my head spin. Still I offer you another …
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  • Tiger and the Pastor's Family

    Tiger and the Pastor's Family

    Fortune magazine arrived in the mailbox a couple of days ago. On page 49 is an Accenture advertisement featuring Tiger Woods. He stands in the rough looking down at his golf ball situated in a rocky …
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  • The Hyper-Connected Church

    The Hyper-Connected Church

    The spin revolving around social networking may be slowing down. I suspect that somewhere between Facebook and Twitter interest peaked and I believe trends suggest we can expect less hype going …
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  • Two insights about the Millennials

    Two insights about the Millennials

    The Millennial Generation fascinates me. Depending upon the years you frame the generation, it is the largest—or nearly the largest—generation in America's history. For example, if the …
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  • Does Your Birth Order Affect Your Ministry?

    Does Your Birth Order Affect Your Ministry?

    My younger brother told me recently that one of his most enduring childhood memories is chasing after me on his tricycle while I and my friends shot away from him on our bikes. What memories do you …
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  • The Lead Sheet

    The Lead Sheet

    Everybody knows that effective communication is essential to leadership success and to the other person's leadership challenge. Sometimes all we get from leaders is the "lead" sheet and it is up to …
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  • The Coach Approach and the Chief Motif

    The Coach Approach and the Chief Motif

    [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] The …
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  • A Hot Trend In Church Consulting

    A Hot Trend In Church Consulting

    Digital Missions is the leveraging of technology to spread the gospel. Over the next five years, thousands of churches will consider developing innovative technology initiatives. A hot trend in …
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  • Thanks for what?

    Thanks for what?

    Thanks for what?Church and the holidays… For over 40 years I was the principal musician in various churches. My responsibilities included planning and implementing well over 5000 services. …
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  • The Challenge of Church Government

    The Challenge of Church Government

    What is the purpose of church government? I believe it is to discern the will of God and get it done effectively. That being the measuring stick, how is your church doing? Are you accomplishing the …
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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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