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Don’t Believe the Rumors [Audio]

Pastor, you will always have critics, and you will always have fans. At the end of the day, you need to have the guts to believe neither, but rather to allow your affirmation to flow only from the truth God has declared about you in His Word. …

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Think Bigger

You know what my problem is? I think too small. Every time I expect big things from God, He surprises me with more, which is both a delight as well as a shame. I need to think bigger! In a recent ten-minute message I gave at a church planting assessment, I address this very issue of thinking past today, past the visible, and past the possible. …

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7 Tips for Making Your Podcasts Shine

Know Your Competition Are there a large number of other people Podcasting about the same subject matter as you? You should be aware of your competition’s websites and their Podcasting topics. Try to offer something different. Offer your customers something that is relevant, interesting and unique or that puts a unique spin on a familiar topic. Use Podcasting directories to find out who your competitors are. Who Are Your Listeners? Research your target audience. Podcasting …

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You Create the Culture of Your Leadership Environment

I threw out a few thoughts this morning and captured them on my iphone concerning the culture of your leadership environment. We can't always control which tasks we're going to be facing as a team, but we can determine ahead of time the prevailing attitudes. This is a matter of creating the right leadership culture. Listen in... ... and share! And comment! …

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Audio of Men’s Bible Study on Discipleship

I recently posted some thoughts about what discipleship looks like and that article was really the product of a recent men's Bible study at Bethel. Every Tuesday a bunch of men get up and get to church by 6:15 a.m. for a pre-workday Bible study. We opened the year with an open discussion about the meaning of discipleship and I found it highly encouraging. I wanted to pass along the audio in case you'd missed it, are interested in coming, or just need some inspiration about …

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How We Record Sermons for the Audio Podcast

We've been recording messages and distributing them in mp3 format for quite some time now. Our old site (no longer in use, but holds archives) is BibleJourney.org and we now post sermons at Bethel's site and distribute them via podcast. There are a lot of ways to do this, and many may be more efficient or better from a technical standpoint, but this is the method we've found to be easy-to-follow and reliable. …

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