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Seth Godin on Church Planting

I don't know if Seth knows what church planting is or not, but his post yesterday should be memorized (it's short - that's Seth) by every church planter in the world. I'll quote it in its entirety because of its brevity... There's nothing wrong with having a plan. Plans are great. But missions are better. Missions survive when plans fail, and plans almost always fail. Gotta love Seth. …

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Leaders Are People Who Create a New Reality

I was involved in a fairly deep conversation this morning with a fellow Pastor and mentor about the subject of change. Yes, it's hard. Everyone understands that. But leading change is real leadership. Michael Hyatt said as much in a recent blog post... My answer to the question is this: Leaders exist to create a shift in reality. Without leaders, things drift along. They go where they want to go, following the path of least resistance. However, when this is not …

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Communication Is What We DO

This post is a bit of a rant, but not a mean one. I spend a LOT of time on the phone and on the internet connecting with church leaders. I've observed, in the wild, the communications strategies of hundreds of churches, and I keep noticing that the very basic principles of messaging and communication are often missed. Let me give you some examples of what I mean... I see church websites that are poorly designed. It isn't just aesthetics, which on the whole tend to be a …

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Content Is Social Media Currency

We're all tired of hearing how "content is king," but it's still the rallying cry of many, many people in the marketing world. The phrase encourages debate between content producers (writers and publishers) and creatives (designers and developers). Is content really king? Or is it usability? the development platform? or the sharable nature of the content? I'm going to suggest a different line of thought. Content may be king of your world, but I think of it more as …

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Get Your Social Media Story Straight

via convinceandconvert.com Cool thoughts by Jay about leveraging authenticity. …

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Thank God For the BMA of America

I grew up in a staunchly conservative Southern Baptist church, where I first heard the gospel and received Christ as my Savior. I was baptized by Doug Riley, a man who was committed to the faithful proclamation of God's inerrant Word. Many of my heroes in the faith are or were Southern Baptist leaders.I have benefitted greatly from W. A. Criswell's heart for the preaching of the Word of God in its perfect entirety. I've been inspired to be a more wise and well-equipped leader …

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Blessed Persecution

”And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad… Therefore they that were scattered abroad went everywhere preaching the word.” –Acts 8:1, 4 At the close of Jesus’ ministry, just after His resurrection, He instructed the apostles and the church they would lead to “go into all the world” and preach the gospel everywhere. God has always wanted to be known to men everywhere, hence His great effort to …

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