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A Word from Bill
Pastor and Church Leaders,
We are entering a whole new year!
It is going to take better leadership, and organization than ever before to lead your churches. The challenges and opportunities of 2013 call for new abilities and skills.
This year, you may want to pursue Leadership Coaching with Dr. Bill Miller to focus your energies on real results for your church growth and health.
We are also working on some cool new software resources to help you organize your ministry better than ever in 2013. Keep your eyes on HPR eNews for those announcements!
This year we are also offering something new for churches: Customized Software for your Church needs. Check out our new website for "HighPower Data Solutions".
God's best to you in the New Year as you seek to serve the Lord Jesus!
Dr. Bill Miller
NEW this Month
- New Blog Posts:
- How to Set Great Annual Goals
- Goal Planning for Life Success
- My Debt is Better than Your Debt
The A to Z Spiritual Gifts Bible Study and Inventory is a complete solution to study, understand, and discover your spiritual gifts.
CHURCH GROWTH FACTOIDS:
Take a look at these two Factoids
Factoid #1: “71 percent of breakout churches report an increased emphasis on prayer over the past several years as compared to only 40 percent of churches which continue on the plateau.”
Source: ("Church Growth Principles", C. Kirk Hadaway, Nashville: Broadman Press, 1991, p. 164.)
Factoid #2: “The percentage of Americans who "completely agree" that "prayer is an important part of my daily life" rose from 41 percent in 1987 to 53 percent in 1997, an incrase of twelve percentage points.”
Source: (George Gallup, THE NEXT AMERICAN SPIRITUALITY, 2000, p. 25.)
These and other Factoids can be found at ChurchGrowth Factoids
HighPower Thoughts Blog
(What I’m learning right now in the areas of Leadership Development, Church Growth, Simple Church, & Church Health.)
Check out other Blog entries here.
- 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..
- Goal Planning for Life Success-- If you really want to achieve your Life Goals, then you need to break those goals down into manageable chunks; something larger than annual goals, but of enough specificity to know you are making progress toward your Life Goals.
Free Coaching 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.
How Coaching can Help to Translate Intangible Goals into Measurable Results -- The power of non-directive coaching is when the coach do not tell anyone what to do but rather draw it out of them so that each person develops and chooses their own goals and actions. And the end-result of that is much greater progress towards one's life goals.
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.
FamilyFaces 1.6 Update: new look & improved connection features, and have removed some bugs. We have a new installer for Windows which should work better than the others.
- SermonBase 1.2 update: lots and lots of new features and better functionality. This is a Free Update for all SermonBase owners. Just "like" us on the SermonBase Facebook page, and then email us for the unlock code. We have a new installer for Windows.
- SermonBase Video: "SB Search Abilities" on YouTube, "Bill Miller - SermonBase" channel;
- Software Support Pages and FAQs have all been updated, so check there for help.
Other HighPower Software can be found here.
Sermons - New Sermon Available
A Simple Family Christmas
-- In a time when Christmas seems to be all about everything except the story of the Christ Child, this message helps listeners return to the reality and simplicity of that first Christmas, through a verse by verse exposition of Luke 2:8-20.
More HighPower Sermons can be found here.
Drama - New Drama Available
My Debt is Better than Your Debt
-- Two guys are comparing cars, and showing their financial pride & ignorance in a humorous way. Read more…
More HighPower Dramas can be found here.
New Bible Study Series Available
Spiritual Gifts Bible Study
--Did you know that there are a 26 spiritual gifts found in the pages of Scripture? These gifts range from Administration to Wisdom.
Add them all up and you get 26!
How many of them can you identify??
More Bible Studies can be found here.