Wow! How to Create Amazing Guest Experiences

June 23, 2013

  Wow! How to Create Amazing Guest Experiences Peter Drucker once said, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” If I understand the statement correctly, culture has a greater impact on the life of an organization than strategy does. So if that assertion is true, what type of culture is your church creating, and how are your first-time guests…

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What Life Cycle Is Your Ministry In?

June 20, 2013

Bill Hybels at the 2011 Leadership Summit gave a great opening talk about 5 questions that each leader needs to ask and answer. One of the questions he asked was, “Are you naming, facing, and resolving the problems that exit in your church or organization?” The way Willow Creek had and was answering this particular question…

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The Power of God

June 17, 2013

Over the past year Eastside has been on a wonderful journey of spiritual and numerical growth. What has been the impetus for this growth? There are many variables to consider, for example: great volunteers, clarity of vision and mission, wonderful staff team, awesome members of the church who gets it, experienced coaches working with the staff…

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Remodel, Here We Come!

June 13, 2013

Eastsiders, On Sunday I announced that the leadership of the church has been working for the last 3-6 months figuring out our space issues at Eastside. Remember we have gone from an average attendance of 350 to an average attendance of 531 in one year. We now have a simple game plan. With game plan…

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5 Reasons Why Our Family Sponsors A Child In Guatemala

June 12, 2013

(This is Rubi. There are currently 65 girls at Prince of Peace; 16 girls who have no sponsors) I was reading another blog today that sparked me to write this post. Click here to read that post.  Several years ago, I went on my first international mission trip to Guatemala. I spent the week at…

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Why Every Pastor Should Invest In A Coach

June 9, 2013

Over the past year, Eastside Community Church has benefitted from two experienced coaches. After being on this journey, and living through the impact of coaching, it has become increasingly clear to me that every pastor should invest in a coach. Why? Here are some compelling reasons: 1. Every leader has “blind spots” which need to…

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What Has Happened To The Southern Baptist Convention?

June 8, 2013

This past week the convention which I am associated with, Southern Baptist, released its annual report and the numbers were not encouraging at all. To read the report – click here. Let me say on the front end of this conversation that I am not here to point blame or to blame any particular entity…

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When Does Worship Begin At Your Church?

June 6, 2013

When does worship begin? There are a lot of thoughts on when worship starts at a weekend worship gathering. For many, worship starts the moment the band strikes up. For others, worship starts when people walks through the front doors; while others would lobby that worship begins in your quite time with God. I agree…

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