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Category: Small City Church

Three Church Lessons from a Jigsaw Puzzle

My wife loves to put together jigsaw puzzles. I’m not patient enough to always help, but I do try as much as I can stand it. A couple of Sundays we were on the back porch and I was watching Georgie put a puzzle together.

Here are 3 lessons the church can learn:

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Three People you Gotta See, to Grow your Church

smalltown“They have eyes, and yet they don’t see.” Many leaders don’t see the fruit that is about to manifest in those around them, all they can see is the tree. But, a tree can look strong, weak, ugly or handsome but that’s just the tree, the real test is what will they put forth. Especially in a small town… I’ve found there are three kinds of people (trees) that I have to constantly be on the look out for in order for our church to go where God intends it to go, they are…

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3 Essential Points For Every Sermon

SERMONI enjoy speaking and preaching in our church. Honestly, though, for years it was difficult to get ahead in thought and stay focused with a simple plan for each sermon.

Yeah I know, I took homiletics too. However, I’m a very simple guy that needs a simple but effective thought process that allows me to pray and study through a subject and stay on point all the way through.

A couple of years ago I “discovered” (only by God’s mercy on a simple minded leader) a process I have found to be very powerful.

Understanding all great sermons need a great story, intro and powerful closing, the body of the sermon is where these points are indispensable to me…

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3 Step Assimilation Process: Fill In The Blanks

ASSIMILATIONA simple assimilation process is absolutely vital for any church to see sustained growth. Here’s the one I’ve seen work so well, and you can customize it for your church quite easily. It covers the 3 things that we’re called to do as the church, but lets you fill in the blanks according to your culture, community, and context.

It has three steps…

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The 1st Step in Creating Momentum

momentumMomentum is one of those things we all want as leaders. When we have momentum behind us and what we’re leading, we become unstoppable. Walking in great momentum is one of those “sweet” spots for a leader. Every move you make seem to turn to gold.

How do you create momentum?

It definitely requires seeking God, beingĀ desperateĀ for his voice, and having a good team around you. The number one way, though, when it’s all said and done…

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