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Dr. Bill Miller

HighPower eNews -- June 2012

"Power Tools for Pastors"

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A Word from Bill

This month we want to hear from you about Spiritual Gift Inventories. There are a lot of them out there, and we would like to find out what you like and dislike about them. Please click here to take a quick survey on spiritual gifts.

Also, Pastor YOU ARE IMPORTANT! All the church growth experts recognize that your role is incredibly important as you lead your church. Check out the two Church Growth Factoids here to learn more. Then contact Dr. Bill Miller for a free coaching session here to improve your leadership ability.

God’s best to you and your ministry! ~ Dr. Bill

NEW this Month

  • New Blog Posts:
    • One Great Tip For Managing Staff
    • Developing Apprentice Leaders
  • Coaching:
    • Church Board Leadership Training Plan
    • Staff Coaching Questions
  • Sermons:  
    • How to Power Up Your Faith
    • Team Power

Spiritual Gifts Survey

"Spiritual Gifts Survey"

"Pastor and Church Leaders, have you ever taken a spiritual gifts survey or inventory? We would like to get your opinions about spiritual gift inventories. Please click the following link for spiritual gift inventory which will take you to a page on the HighPower site for a quick 8–question survey. It will take you just 2–minutes to complete. Thanks!"



Take a look at these two Factoids


Factoid #1: “Peter Wagner’s statement, in America, the primary catalytic factor for church growth in a local church is the pastor. Lyle Schaller notes, pastoral leadership is a critical factor in church growth.” Source: (Church Growth Principles", C. Kirk Hadaway, Nashville: Broadman Press, 1991, p. 74.)

Factoid #2: “The pastors in 26 percent of growing churches said that they were pacesetters to a very great extent, as compared to only 10 percent of the pastors in plateaued churches and 7 percent of the pastors of declining churches.” Source: (Church Growth Principles", C. Kirk Hadaway, Nashville: Broadman Press, 1991, p. 84.)

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:

  • One Great Tip For Managing Staff -- Leaders have a tricky job of trying to walk the thin line between getting work accomplished in ministry through other people, but also not micro–managing what they are doing. Some leaders err on one side, some on another. Read more..

  • Developing Apprentice Leaders-- One of the toughest jobs that I believe exist in the local church, but also one of the most important ones, is developing leadership apprentices who are qualified to take over and lead an existing ministry. Read more..
Check out other Blog entries here.
HighPower Thoughts Blog


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.

Church Board Leadership Training Plan -- To make sure that everyone is at the same level in terms of leadership preparedness, these guidelines are equally applicable to those who are already serving on the church leadership Board, as well as those who are just coming on to the Board. Read more..

Staff Coaching Questions -- These are standard set of questions for coaching people whom you have met with every week (like Church Staff) 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

SermonBase has great search abilities! Not only can you search for any sermon by Title, Topic, Scripture, and Date, but if choose the Search or Find options, you will discover these as well: You can search for sermons based on: which MONTH you preached; who the SPEAKER was; you can search by DRAMA, MUSIC, VIDEO, ILLUSTRATIONS, QUOTATIONS, TESTIMONY. Read more..
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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.
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

How to Power Up Your Faith -- This message will help listeners to tap into all the spiritual power which God has available to them as followers of Jesus Christ. Using the story of Ernest Schackleton and the fated 'Endurance' ship on its trek to the Antarctic as an intro, the message calls believers to draw upon Christ's power for spiritual growth and service. Read more…

Team Power -- This is a message for ministry team leaders in your church, more than a sermon. The download file includes a worksheet to help each team develop its own ‘resume’ of goals and team projects. Read more…

More HighPower Sermons can be found here.

HighPower Dramas

Drama - New Drama Available

One Body -- A reader’s theatre piece based on 1 Corinthians 12. Within the church, each person makes up a different part of the body of Christ. We are given unique talents and skills to be used for God's special purpose. Read more…

More HighPower Dramas can be found here.

HighPower Dramas

New Bible Study Series Available

Faith Essentials -- New Christians need the assurance of their salvation as they begin their walk with Jesus. They also need to know how to overcome temptation and how to have a regular daily devotional time to meet with God each day. The "Faith Essentials" Bible Study is a comprehensive collection of key teachings which are absolutely necessary for successful Christian living. Read more…

More Bible Studies can be found here.

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