Do you know what's going on within ten miles of your church?

Nov. 5, 2012
Miles McPherson details the statistics of life around his own church, including 11 abortion clinics, 17 adult book stores and 32 drug treatment centers. (Clip courtesy of NACC)

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Do you have what it takes for the job?

What is your response when someone looks at your résumé and asks how you match up with the task at hand? Which qualifications lend themselves to a position in ministry? Jodi Hickerson, Programming Director of Mission Church (Ventura, Calif.), reveals the most important qualifications to include and not include on ...
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The only 2 sermons you will ever need

How did Peter come up with his sermon-series in the book of Acts? His preaching revolved around two life-changing truths. Find out about these two life-changing truths and how this will impact your ministry. (Mike Baker, Senior Pastor of Eastview Christian Church in Normal, Ill., teaching at the NACC conference in 2015.)
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How to take the missional pulse of your leadership

Is your team talking about mission or discipleship? "If we spend all our time talking about how we don't know how to work together, it distracts us from what we should be doing," says Jim Barber. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)  
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How Jesus avoided questions he didn't want to answer

How many times have you been asked a question that you really did not want or need to answer? Is it wrong to not answer? Learn masterful communication from Jesus. Discover how he never spoke about things he did not want to discuss. (Mike Baker, Senior Pastor of Eastview Christian ...
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'Sometimes churches just need to die'

"I know that's a controversial statement," says Stephen Gray at Turnaround 20/20. "We don't like to think in those terms. But between 30,000 and 40,000 churches over the last decade have closed their doors for good."
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Remember this when you want to give up

If you find yourself discouraged and lacking evidence for the fruits of your labor, Lee Strobel reminds us that one day in heaven what you have invested in for eternity will be worth it. (Excerpted from the NACC conference in 2014.)
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Where are we headed?

Jim Barber emphasizes the importance of discussing the missional strategy of a church before reorganization. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
September 28, 2015  

Even idiots can become bold leaders

What's the secret to being bold Christian leaders that are able to speak into the war of words happening in our world? Peter and John knew the secret and were transformed from common men to world-changing leaders. Mike Baker, senior pastor of Eastview Christian Church (Normal, Ill.), shares the secret to ...
September 20, 2015  

Is conflict resolution a leadership priority?

"If they don't love each other at the end of the day, then they won't be able to revitalize the mission, vision and strategies of the church," Jim Barber says in his discussion on conflict resolution and reconciliation. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
September 20, 2015  

Find the starting point in order to make changes

Jim Barber discusses important questions to ask when approaching a transition in church governance. Discover what obstacles you may face depending on your church's background. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
September 04, 2015  

How to be a voice in the worldwide conversation

There's an ongoing conversation happening around the world all the time – from blogging to tweeting to texting, that many times speaks out against the church and Christians. How do we find our voice in this conversation and start to make an impact? Mike Baker, senior pastor of Eastview Christian Church (Normal, ...
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Time for a change?

Jim Barber explains what triggers the need for changes in a church's leadership structure. He also shares how often churches should implement these changes. (Jim Barber teaching at the Society for Church Consulting Training Summit in 2014.)
August 31, 2015  

Heaven only knows the impact you are making

“You have no idea how God will use you in ways you don’t even know, to be a link in the chain to lead people to heaven,” shares Lee Strobel with pastors and church leaders. For those wondering if what you are doing is making an impact, Lee Strobel shares ...
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