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Dr. Bill Miller

HighPower eNews -- April 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

  • New Blog Posts:
    • Performance Goals vs. Learning Goals
    • Sermon Idea: "Cross Sunday" Before "Resurrection Sunday"
  • Coaching:
    • Values Prioritization Exercise
    • Values Assessment Form
  • Sermons:  
    • Joshua – Edge of Faith Series
    • Struggling for Peace in an Age of Rage
    • Everyday Lies
  • Drama:  
    • Like Father, Like Son
  • Bible Study:  
    • "In Search of Life" – Ecclesiastes Bible Study

CHURCH GROWTH FACTOIDS

CHURCH GROWTH FACTOIDS:

Take a look at these two Factoids

 

Factoid #1: "At least three of every five elected officers (a voting majority) should have a Great Commission conscience." Source: (Win Arn, "How to Use Ratios to Effect Church Growth", in Wagner, C. Peter, ed. Church Growth: State of the Art. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale, 1986, ch. 8, p. 102. )


Factoid #2: "In [2009], 15% of Americans say they are "unaffiliated," up from 8% in 1990. It’s an even more pronounced change among young people — 46% of people ages 18 to 34 consider themselves to have "no religion," according to the American Religious Identification Survey by the Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society & Culture at Trinity College." Source: (Advertising Age. ˇ°Churches Get Religion on Marketing.ˇ± Beth Snyder Bulik. (http://www.adage.com). May 15, 2009. )

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:

Check out other Blog entries here.
HighPower Thoughts Blog

Coaching

NEW Resources:

We have a whole new layout of the list of Coaching Resources for your personal ministry within your local church. This is free to any and all Pastors. Below are two sample resources for you. Also visit here for the complete list.

Values Prioritization Exercise -- This is a forced–choice exercise in order to surface values on a team. You will select ten of the most important values for your church from the list of 30 possible values.Read more..

Values Assessment Form -- It is the hidden beliefs and values which often lend them to discord in the Church Board meetings. When good people of sincere commitment to Christ come to church leadership and do not share the same values and convictions about the ministry, it can lead to conflict. 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. 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

This is a powerful tool that allows users to track, manage, and create sermons & sermon series by planning out your messages and coordinating your sermons with your worship services. This exciting product catalogs, references, searches, categorizes, and shares your messages, sermons and series.


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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

This is an easy to use software that does one thing very well — help you to create & maintain a great looking computer-based Family Photo Directory that can be run by either Mac or PC. It will be you from expensive printing of paper manuals and high-pressures sales people trying to squeeze your families and little-old–ladies for more dollars for photos.
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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

Joshua – Edge of Faith Series -- This sermon series on the book of Joshua will engage the Church to practice courageous faith that will change their life in an unreserved commitment to God. People will see hope for the future and strive to seize it by committing totally to God. Read more…

Struggling for Peace in an Age of Rage -- This is a seven-week sermon series to help you experience peace in your heart and soul even in the midst of a deadly, dangerous, and chaotic world. Read more…

"Everyday Lies" -- This message examines three everyday lies which Malachi warns people about. These lies can destroy their relationship with God. Read more…

More HighPower Sermons can be found here.


HighPower Dramas

Drama - New Drama Available

Like Father, Like Son -- This sketch is about how fathers influence sons to be just like them. It takes place in a bar where a father is lamenting the mistakes he has made in his life, marriage, and parenting. Read more…

More HighPower Dramas can be found here.


HighPower Dramas

New Bible Study Series Available

"In Search of Life" Ecclesiastes Bible Study -- This is a great 16–lesson study of one of the most difficult to understand books of the Old Testament. This study includes a very comprehensive set of lessons which will give you a fabulous foundation for teaching or preaching from this wonderful book of the Bible. Ecclesiastes is a very relevant book for our day and age as so many people struggle to find meaning in life. All the answers are here, and they point right to Jesus Christ. Read more…

More Bible Studies can be found here.



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