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God Will Find You In the Gutter, And Take You Somewhere Else

Brandon Devotional

Jesus met with Nicodemus in the night, a relationally bren woman at a Samaritan well, and Matthew at a party thrown for tax collectors. He befriended prostitutes, recruited zealots, and pronounced forgiveness for known adulterers. God, in Christ, has definitely demonstrated his willingness to go to the gutters of society to change the lives of sinners by his truth and …

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8 Gifts to “Pour Into” the Leaders You’re Developing

Brandon Leadership

It’s great to be “pouring into” people. That’s a popular phrase in today’s leadership environment. I’ve used it because I like the word picture of it. Whatever I may have learned about life and leadership, I’m supposd to be passing along to others. But what does the phrase really mean? What, exactly, are we to pour into the people we lead? …

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6 Ways the Local Church Can Set the Table for Discipleship

Brandon Preaching

I grew up attending church A LOT. I was in a church classroom A LOT. When I was a kid, my family attended Sunday morning, Sunday night, and Wednesday night preaching and prayer services, plus Sunday School, plus missions education programs and Vacation Bible Schools. But… I didn’t grow spiritually, didn’t really experience spiritual depth, and didn’t really learn what …

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Who Are Your 3? Your 12? Your 70? Your Thousands?

Brandon Leadership

With whom are you doing life? What I mean is, with whom do you spend time hanging out and talking about the deepest things of life? Whom do you sharpen, and who sharpens you? Jesus lived toward the cross and the resurrection, and his singular focus on his end game motivated him to live very intentionally. He depended on God …

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Three Pillars of a Strong, Dynamic Ministry

Brandon Leadership

When it comes to leading a strong ministry and building a healthy church, it takes than solid theology or smart strategy. In fact, it takes a combination of those, plus the Spirit’s leading and empowerment. I think of these three as pillars of a dynamic ministry. Every church needs to be led by a Pastor with a strong ecclesiology …