Pro Church Tools Podcast: The Small Church Movement

I recently had the privilege of being interviewed by Brady Shearer on the Pro Church Tools podcast. We talked about creativity and branding, but spent even more time on the idea that the church in the next generation may be larger than ever, but also more spread out...
5 Ways to Foster Creativity In Your Church

5 Ways to Foster Creativity In Your Church

I get the feeling that churches like left-brained people more. I don’t think it’s intentional, but we tend to gravitate toward people who have teaching and organizational gifts rather than creative gifts. Organizers help us structure the church for...
3 Ministries of Every Church Staff Member

3 Ministries of Every Church Staff Member

Some churches view the staff as hired workers. If that is the case in your church, respect your leaders and don’t blame any rebellious attitudes on what I am about to say about this. Other churches view the staff as interdependent creative thinkers and leaders....

31 Signs You Are a Thought Leader

The phrases “thought leader” and “thought leadership” seem to be everywhere today. What exactly is a thought leader? It’s tricky because the phrases “thought leader” and “thought leadership” are new and trendy....

Mind Mapping and Sermon Preparation

Below is a mind map. Behold… If you’ve never used mind mapping, you might want to give it a try. I’ve found it to be an excellent tool for brainstorming, organizational charting, sermon preparation, memorization of large amounts of data, planning,...

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