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Dr. Bill Miller

HighPower eNews -- December 2012

"Power Tools for Pastors"

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A Word from Bill

Dear Pastors and Church Leaders,

Two Big Pieces of News this month: 1st - we have updated SermonBase software to 1.2. This is actually a big deal, so check out the "Software News" section for that info. 2nd - We have just released an ebook entitled, "How to Prepare a Great Sermon in Ten Easy Steps!" This is a good little book to give to someone who may fill in for you in the pulpit someday. It walks them through the process, step by step. This is available in our Books section on the HighPower Resources Store.

Thanks and God bless,
Dr. Bill

NEW this Month

  • New Blog Posts:
    • One Great Tip For Managing Staff
    • Why You Should Give Ministry Coaching A Try
  • Drama:  
    • Christmas In Narnia

A to Z Spiritual Gifts Bible Study and Inventory

"Spiritual Gifts"

The A to Z Spiritual Gifts Bible Study and Inventory is a complete solution to study, understand, and discover your spiritual gifts.



Take a look at these two Factoids


Factoid #1: “There are 537,379 clergy persons of all different faiths in the United States, according to The National Council of the Churches of Christ. An estimated 325,000 of these are serving churches or synagogues. ” Source: (Anderson, Leith. A Church for the 21st Century. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1992, p. 80.)

Factoid #2: “There are an estimated 375,000 churches in the United States, and most of them are small.” Source: (Leith Anderson, Dying for Change, (Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1990), p. 50.)

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..

  • Why You Should Give Ministry Coaching A Try-- Every professional athlete knows the value of a coach. Every Olympic athlete this year thanked their coach for helping them to get there. A Coach helps people to succeed. And this is not just limited to the world of athletics. Read more..
Check out other Blog entries here.
HighPower Thoughts Blog

Free Coaching Resources

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.

Setting Goals and Reaching Them -- Annual goals are a great way to re-align your life every 12 months to make sure you are on track for achieving the life you want. Here's how to set goals in such a way that you can reach them. This resource is free so there's no reason not to download it today! 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.

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SermonBase 1.2 Update

SermonBase 1.2

We have just completed an update of SermonBase Message Planning Software.

The new update includes improve ease-of-use & interface tools, better importing, four-layered auto-backups of all your sermons, on-line User Guide, improved import/export options.

And two really exciting features! First - the ability to Sell your Sermon on the HPR site; Second - the ability to purchase a "Sermon PowerPack" on the HPR site, which will automatically place all of the key data into the correct SermonBase fields. With a Sermon PowerPack, when you buy a sermon from HPR, you will be able to instantly edit the sermon, and make it truly your own, with no copyright limitations.

Check out this page to learn more about Sermon PowerPacks.

Other HighPower Software can be found here.

HighPower Sermon Available

Sermons - New Sermon Available

The Gift of Jesus -- When Mary submitted to God's plan for her life, the gift of Jesus, and therefore the first Christmas arrived. Read more…

More HighPower Sermons can be found here.

HighPower Dramas

Drama - New Drama Available

Christmas In Narnia -- A short play (in five parts) based on C.S. Lewis' "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe". The evil White Witch has put the land of Narnia into a permanent state of winter…but never Christmas! Four children from England stumble into this magical land and find themselves in a head to head battle between the White Witch and the powerful lion Aslan. Read more…

More HighPower Dramas can be found here.

HighPower Dramas

New Bible Study Series Available

Faith Essentials --The "Faith Essentials" Bible Study is a comprehensive collection of key teachings which are absolutely necessary for successful Christian living. 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. Read more…

More Bible Studies can be found here.

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