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Dr. Bill Miller

HighPower eNews -- February 2012

"Power Tools for Pastors"

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NEW this month from Dr. Bill Miller

New - You can get one Free Coaching Session with Dr. Miller

  • Lots of new Blog Posts:
    • Simple Church – Defining Your Outcomes
    • How to Create a Growth Plan
    • How to Set GREAT Annual Goals
    • Four Step Recruiting Process
  • Coaching:
    • Annual Goal Setting
    • Personal Growth Plan
    • 3HChart - Our Definition of a Disciple
    • The First 100 Days
  • Sermons:  
    • Maturity: How To Measure Up To God's Standards
  • Drama:  
    • Creation Committee

CHURCH GROWTH FACTOIDS

CHURCH GROWTH FACTOIDS:

Take a look at these two Factoids

 

Factoid #1: According to Mission Frontiers magazine… – worldwide, Christianity is growing at the rate of 90,000 new believers every day. Source: (LOST IN AMERICA, Tom Clegg & Warren Bird, p. 26)

Factoid #2: THE 1-5-4 PRINCIPLE
One Driving Force of Church Growth: The Great Commission.
Five Essential Growth Functions for Church Growth: Evangelism, Discipleship, Ministry, Fellowship, Worship.
Four Results: Numerical Growth, Spiritual Growth, Ministry Expansion, Mission Advance.
Source: (not available)

These and other Factoids can be found at ChurchGrowth Factoids


HighPower Thoughts Blog

HighPower Thoughts  Blog

(What I’m learning right now in the areas of Leadership Development, Church Growth, Simple Church, & Church Health.)

Recent Posts:

  • Simple Church – Defining Your Outcomes -- The book "Simple Church" by Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger gives us four aspects of what makes a simple church. Those four parts are: Clarity, Movement, Alignment, Focus. Read more..

  • How to Create a Growth Plan-- A Growth Plan is simply a set of action steps which you create to achieve your personal growth goals in life. Note that a Growth Plan is focused on you. It is not focused outwardly on your job goals, for example. Read more..

  • How to Set GREAT Annual Goals-- A lot of people set goals each year. I love to set goals and usually take a couple of days each December to do so. But unless you know what makes a good goal, you can just be wasting a lot of time. So, what makes a goal GREAT, and worth the effort? Read more..

  • Four Step Recruiting Process -- The steps are to "Generate, Contact, Host, Solicit". The process couldn't be simpler. But it is important to ask for God's leading in the whole process so that you are not pursuing your own personal goals, but truly His goals to help you fulfill the Great Commission in and through your ministry. Read more..
Check out other Blog entries here.
HighPower Thoughts Blog

Coaching

NEW Resources:

 

Baseline Assessment -- What is a baseline assessment? It is an honest and rigorous evaluation of where you are at in life right now. It is a useful preparation for developing your Seven LifeGoals for Success. Read more..

Personal Growth Plan -- A personal growth plan is your plan to achieve success with your life. It is a predetermined route which you intend to take to enter into the future of your choice. It is your personal guide to winning at life. it has some structure to it, but it is also flexible as you grow and develop as a person. Read more..

3HChart - Our Definition of a Disciple -- Our Church exists to grow people to be like Jesus. Jesus called this "making disciples" (Mt. 28:19). The following chart is our description of the disciple we are desiring to develop for the Lord. The goal is to impact every regular attender at church in the following areas: Head, Heart Hand. Read more..

First 100 Days -- Are you in a new leadership position? How you lead during your first 100 days will set the tone for your ministry for years to come. Do you have a plan? Do you know what you will do, and what you will NOT do? Read more..

Free Coaching Session - a lot of pastors have not experienced the power of coaching yet. I’ve been a believer and a practitioner of coaching for many years now. it is a powerful tool to help individuals, and pastors, to reach their goals. I’m happy to share this powerful tool for effective ministry with other pastors. If you would be interested in receiving a free coaching session, please feel free to contact me. We can set up a time to do a one-hour no-obligation coaching session. Give it a try; I think you will enjoy the clarity of thought and planning which it provides. Contact me at “DrBill@HighPowerResources.com” for more info.

Other HighPower Coaching Resources can be found here.


Software News

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SermonBase Message Planning Software

SermonBase gives you 3 ways to look at all of your sermons: Series - Message - Calendar. Series tab will let you see all of your sermons grouped into Series. Message tab - allows you to look at all of your message, and sort by various headings. Calendar - view all of your sermons chronologically.


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Shepherd Care Group Software

Using the picture of Sheep, Shepherds, and Flocks" this software helps you track the details on all of the small groups in your church.


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Family Faces Church Directory Software

Are you tired of all the hassle involved in bringing in an outside organization to create a photo directory for your church? Do you want to save your people from the high pressure sales to buy a whole suite of family photos? This software is easy to use that does one thing very well – It helps you to create & maintain a great looking photo church directory.


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HighPower Library

This is a very simple program that helps you keep track of all the books in your library. It is free to pastors, as our gift to thank you. Enjoy it, use it, share it with friends. HighPower Library will let you add an unlimited number of books, CD's, articles, DVD's, videos, anything you can list, you can record and track in this software.

Click on HighPower Software to download your software Demos today.


HighPower Sermon Available

Sermons - New Sermon Available

Maturity: How To Measure Up To God's Standards -- The Big Idea –> When you are whole, you will practice holiness. Read more…

More HighPower Sermons can be found here.


HighPower Dramas

Drama - New Drama Available

Creation Committee -- What if God ran the business of creation like we run our lives? Instead of relying on a sure power source, we depend on our own plans and get bogged down in the details. In this sketch, God and His two assistants make up the "Creation Committee". It is the first day of creation…or supposed to be. Read more…

More HighPower Dramas can be found here.



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