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Dr. Bill Miller

HighPower eNews -- August 2013

"Power Tools for Pastors"

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A Word from Bill

Pastor and Church Leaders,

Wow, we have had a great last six months here at HPR!

In case you missed it, in the past six months here at HighPower Resources, we have released three great new tools to help pastors and church leaders. The goal, as we have said, is that your church is Well Fed, and Well Led.

Here is what we have released:

1. Book: "How to Prepare a Great! Sermon in Ten Easy Steps!" (February) -- (If you follow these steps, your church will be Well Fed!)

2. Ministry Master Software: the easiest to use software to keep track of ministry positions and where your people are serving in the church (May) (Well Led)

3. Book: "The Vigorous Church: How to Put Organic Church Growth to Work for You" (July) (Well Led)

Hope you are enjoying your summer!

God's best to you and your ministry!

~ Dr. Bill

NEW this Month

  • New Blog Posts:
    • Church Vigor: Combining the Best of Church Growth and Church Health
  • Sermons:  
    • How to Multiply your Faith through Mentoring
  • Drama:  
    • Gilligan & the Castaways
  • Books:  
    • The Vigorous Church

This Month's Freebie

This Month's Freebie

How to Power Up Your Faithy Sermon based on 2 Timothy 2:1-7 is a Christian growth message which will help Christians tap into all the power and resources which God provides them.


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: “An incorporation strategy that focuses on these second-time visitors specifically will result in 70 to 75 percent of these visitors joining within a year.” Source: (Win Arn, "How to Use Ratios to Effect Church Growth", in Wagner, C. Peter, ed. Church Growth: State of the Art. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale, 1986, ch. 8, p. 101.)


Factoid #2: “Our studies indicate that typical nongrowing churches see only 10 to 12 percent of their first-time visitors join.” Source: (Win Arn, 'How to Use Ratios to Effect Church Growth', in Wagner, C. Peter, ed. Church Growth: State of the Art. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale, 1986, ch. 8, p. 102.)

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:

  • Church Vigor: Combining the Best of Church Growth and Church Health – – Most pastors I've met who have an interest in church growth love the Lord and would never sacrifice quality for quantity, but like me they do believe that there is a place for counting. After all, Jesus told the story of the good shepherd who counted his sheep every night so that he would know if one went missing. 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.

Five–stage development plan for growing disciples – – This lays out the description of a Discipled Person according to Colossians 1:28 "We proclaim Him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ." 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

Ministry Master People Tracking Software– – 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. It can be located here.

Other HighPower Software can be found here.


HighPower Sermon Available

Sermons - New Sermon Available

How to Multiply your Faith through Mentoring – – This sermon series on the book of Joshua will engage the Church to practice courageous faith that will change their life in an unreserved commitment to God. People will see hope for the future and strive to seize it by committing totally to God. Read more…

More HighPower Sermons can be found here.


HighPower Dramas

Drama - New Drama Available

Gilligan & the Castaways – – A five part series based on the "Gilligan's Island" television show. There are times in life when we feel adrift and alone, with no hope in sight. Much like the castaways, we look for our own ways to escape and to cope with difficult circumstances. Join Gilligan, the Skipper, and the others as they learn to survive, work together as a team, and above all, to rely on God's power. Read more…

More HighPower Dramas can be found here.


HighPower Dramas

New Bible Study Series Available

Quiet Time – – This unique study examines the Israelite's experience with manna in the desert from Exodus 16 to help believers understand the importance of a consistent daily habit of meeting with the Lord in prayer. Then it provides a number of tools to have a good devotional experience, including teaching on the SPECS Bible Study method and the ACTS prayer method. The Bible Study packet also includes freely reproducible forms for daily quiet time use. Read more…

More Bible Studies can be found here.


HighPower Dramas

New Book Available

The Vigorous Church – – It is a scholarly work that covers major topics suc as the Formation of Organic Church Growth, The Biblical Basis of Organic Church Growth, Community and Organic Church Growth, The Local Church and Organic Church Growth. The book is well-researched and moves from high-level theory into practical realities for the local church. Read more…

More Books can be found here.



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