Month: June 2015

The Big 5 Questions: Their Answers Will Revitalize Your Church – Part 14

No strategy for helping people find a place to serve is complete until we have a plan to both equip and evaluate them in their effort. Far too many churches seem to think they’ve achieved their goal at the moment someone says, “Yes, Pastor, I’ll be glad to help.” But unless there’s a quality plan

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The Big 5 Questions: Their Answers Will Revitalize Your Church – Part 13

As we continue to explore our 4th of these critical five questions–How will we help them find a place to serve?–we need to ask the question of gifts. In today’s church, there’s much being made of discovering one’s gifts–and rightly so. Pastors and church leaders hope that when people discover their gifts, they will find

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The Big 5 Questions: Their Answers Will Revitalize Your Church – Part 12

Well, we’re finally ready for our fourth of the five big questions that will help revitalize your local church. As you may have noticed by now, each of these questions comes as a step in the process of connecting with and discipling new people. Only when we achieve such an outward, people focus can new life come

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The Big 5 Questions: Their Answers Will Revitalize Your Church – Part 11

It might seem like an odd question, but “where” matters in discipleship efforts. As most of us understand, the “where” of Jesus discipling tended to be everywhere. He taught on hillsides, near pools, on boats, and in farmer’s fields. Every moment of every day presented teachable life moments. And every such moment quickly became a life laboratory

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The Big 5 Questions: Their Answers Will Revitalize Your Church – Part 10

We’ve been considering our third of these critical five questions for strengthening your church–How will we teach them how to follow Jesus? Before we dive in again, let’s review where we’ve been so far. We have already discussed the first two of five critical questions for the enhanced and ongoing health of your church. Our first question—How do

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