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Dr. Bill Miller

HighPower eNews -- June 2013

"Power Tools for Pastors"

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A Word from Bill

Greetings Pastors and Church Leaders!

This month you will see a couple of links related to Spiritual Gifts. First, you can download the free spiritual gifts inventory and use it for your entire church if you would like.

Second, take a look at the two Factoids related to spiritual gifts. Christian Schwarz has done quite a bit of study about spiritual gift distribution in the local church. See if your church is above average for Interpretation and Mercy.

And most importanlty, be sure to help your people put their spiritual gifts into practice. Maybe some training classes on spiritual gifts this summer would get the church ready to serve well in the Fall.

God's best to you and yours,

Dr. Bill

NEW this Month

  • New Blog Posts:
    • One Great Tip For Managing Staff
    • Developing Apprentice Leaders
  • Sermons:  
    • The Practice of the Word: HOW God's Word can Change Your Life

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: “Our research indicates that 82 percent of all Christians with this [Interpretation] gift also have the gift of prophecy.” Source: (Schwarz, Christian. The Three Colors of Ministry. St. Charles, IL: ChurchSmart Resources, 2001, p. 129.)


Factoid #2: “Our research indicates that 13 percent of all Christians have the gift of mercy as a part of their gift mix.” Source: (Schwarz, Christian. The Three Colors of Ministry. St. Charles, IL: ChurchSmart Resources, 2001, p. 108.)

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

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.

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..

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

FamilyFaces Photo Directory Software: new look & improved connection features, and have removed some bugs. We have a new installer for Windows which should work better than the others.

Other HighPower Software can be found here.


HighPower Sermon Available

Sermons - New Sermon Available

The Practice of the Word: HOW God's Word can Change Your Life -- You Attitude and Actions towards God's Word determines your Approval by God. 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

The Search for Meaning & Fulfillment in Life -- 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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