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Dr. Bill Miller

HighPower eNews -- February 2013

"Power Tools for Pastors"

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A Word from Bill

Wow, what a great couple of months we’ve been having here at HighPower Resources!

We just released the "How to Prepare a Great Sermon in Ten Easy Steps!" on Amazon.

We recently released the great 1.2 update to SermonBase (free to all customers).

We sold more copies of SermonBase than ever before.

We are just about to release the "Ministry Master People Tracking Software" for Macs and PC’s, and are looking for beta–testers. Go to the HPR site, then Software, then MinistryMaster to sign up as a beta–tester. (free software!)

It’s been a lot of fun! We are here to empower pastors for growth and health, so if there is any way I can help you, feel free to contact me.

Bill

NEW this Month

  • New Blog Posts:
    • Ministry Master Software
    • Book Review: The Uncommon Church by Pete Pawelek
  • Sermons:  
    • How to Prepare a Great Sermon in Ten Easy Steps!
  • Books:  
    • The Uncommon Church

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.


CHURCH GROWTH FACTOIDS

CHURCH GROWTH FACTOIDS:

Take a look at these two Factoids

 

Factoid #1: “According to 'Faith Communties Today' (the largest survey of churches ever conducted in the United States), at the turn of the century [2000] one-half of congregations have fewer than one hundred regularly attending adults and a full quarter of congregations have fewer than fifty regularly participating adults. … According to the same survey, less than 10 percent of churches have more than one thousand people…” Source: (Aubrey Malphurs. "Leading Leaders". Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005. P. 12. )


Factoid #2: “In fact, something less than 3 percent of all churches ever grow to 620.” Source: (Wagner, C. Peter. Spreading the Fire. The Acts of the Holy Spirit Series, Vol. 1. Ventura, CA: Regal Books, 1994, p. 17.)

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:

  • Ministry Master Software -- Ministry Master will show a list of all positions, plus all positions which have been filled, and all positions which are unfilled. What's more, when you look on the list of people, it will be an easy matter to find people who are not serving anywhere in the church. What's more, for each person will be listed their particular spiritual gifts and skills so that you can find a ministry perfectly suited to them. Read more..

  • Book Review: The Uncommon Church by Pete Pawelek-- The book is filled with Scriptures to tie in the themes to the author's premise of being an uncommon church. It's a book that will give you hope once again, and help you to dream about who we could be in Christ as churches, if we would just folllow God's high and holy calling. 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.

Coaching Basics: An Inside Look At A Coaching Session -- The key to understand here, is that 90% of the ideas and actions developed during the course of a coaching session, were conceived by the coachee. I, as the coach, simply help him to think clearly, plan objectively, and be accountable for his own stated goals and intentions. He owns his own plans, and executes them, because they are his plans. That is the power of coaching. 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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Sofware Updates

New Release: "Ministry Master People Tracking Software" We are just about ready to release a new software program to help your church track volunteers in ministry. It is called "Ministry Master", and it will help you answer key questions for your church like: "How many open positions do we have to fill in this church?" or "Who in this church has video editing abilities?" or "Which people in our church have the Gift of Intercession, who could really pray over an important issue facing us?"

Basically, Ministry Master will help you track the Gifts, Positions, and Skills of your people. I call it the "GPS" module for tracking your people in ministry.

Ministry Master is going to be the pastor's best friend. It is really easy to use, and it includes more than 20 written reports.

It is going to be availbable for both Macs and PC's.

I'm looking for some beta-testers to put it through it's paces. The reward for completing the beta-testing program is a free copy of Ministry Master.

Take a look at the HPR site for Ministry Master to learn more, then send me an email if you want in.

Other HighPower Software can be found here.


HighPower Sermon Available

Sermons - New Sermon Available

How to Prepare a Great Sermon in Ten Easy Steps! -- I've just released my first manual on preaching on Amazon. Check out my Author Page. The name of the mini-book is "How to Prepare a Great Sermon in Ten Easy Steps!" You can get it for your Kindle at the Amazon site. Read more…

More HighPower Sermons can be found here.


HighPower Dramas

Drama - New Drama Available

Remember Me -- This sketch is based on the account of the two thieves who were crucified along with Jesus. While one thief is bitter towards life and mocks Christ, the other thief comes to realize that his only hope lay with the man hanging beside him. Read more…

More HighPower Dramas can be found here.


HighPower Dramas

New Bible Study Series Available

Salvation --This Bible Study lists almost every relevant passage related to Scripture which deals with eternal security, from Job to Revelation. Then it looks in depth at the top seven passages related to eternal security. It also has a special focus upon the "Unforgivable Sin". Read more…

More Bible Studies can be found here.


HighPower Books

Books

Book Review: "The Uncommon Church" --by Pastor Pete Pawelek. Just finished reading a great book which just came out. The book is written by Pastor Pete Pawelek, who leads "The Cowboy Fellowship Church" in Pleasonton, TX. What’s great about this book is that it sets the bar high; it raises up a high standard for what the church of Jesus Christ could and should be. If every church in America followed the high Biblical calling of being an "uncommon church" as listed in this book, we would all be doing much better. The book is filled with Scriptures to tie in the themes to the author’s premise of being an uncommon church. And what I like about it is that he does not just reference the Scripture, but he actually quotes it in the book so that you can clearly see the relationship between the text and the Word of God. It’s a book that will give you hope once again, and help you to dream about who we could be in Christ as churches, if we would just folllow God’s high and holy calling. Read more…



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