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5 Practical Tools for 2017 for Pastors and Church Leaders

You obviously need to follow Jesus, believe the truth of his Word, and rely on the power of the Holy Spirit. A solid theology is the foundation for any year of preaching and leading in the context of a local church. And then there are the practical tools and resources that we use to grow...
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5 Words of Wisdom and Caution for a Growing Church

Five years ago, Grace Hills Church was made up of about 35 of us. Last year, our final year meeting in a movie theater, we had an average worship attendance of about 240. And since moving into our current location in January of this year, that average has been 385 with over 400 in five out...
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PDC 16 Learning Lab: Planting Healthy, Purpose Driven Churches

I’m extremely excited about Purpose Driven Conference 2016 coming up June 28 – 30! It’s the first time in almost a decade that Pastor Rick Warren and Saddleback Church have offered this kind of comprehensive leadership and church health conference and… I get to lead a learning lab on church planting! The description… It is possible to...
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Life: It’s STILL Not About You

Over a decade ago, Pastor Rick Warren wrote The Purpose Driven Life, which went viral and global. I still give it away all the time as a basic primer on life as God intended it to be lived. And this best-selling book starts with a single line that polarizes and leaves no room for negotiation...
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Pointers for Pastors: What Is a Purpose Driven Church?

What exactly is a ‘purpose driven’ church? In this Pointer for Pastors, I’ll tackle that question and explain what it means to focus on God’s eternal purposes for the church, rather than pretty much anything else. Click play to listen in… http://brandonacox.com/wp-content/uploads/2015-01-15_What-Is-a-Purpose-Driven-Church.m4aPodcast: Download (Duration: 4:15 — 2.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe to the Podcast: iTunes | Android...
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Brandon and Angie

God’s Five Purposes for Your Marriage

Angie and I are approaching our 17th wedding anniversary. I’d love to say that we’ve always been happily married, but that kind of dishonesty wouldn’t help you much. Happiness rises and falls, for all of us, married or not. And happiness isn’t the real goal of life anyway. Every day, I pray a prayer over my...
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