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Dr. Bill Miller

HighPower eNews -- September 2013

"Power Tools for Pastors"

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A Word from Bill

Pastor and Church Leaders,

Welcome to the New Ministry Year!

Yes, it all starts again, and I trust you are ready to go for a new year of ministry.

Do you have your goals for the year lined up? Do you know what are your critical metrics which you need to track and guide this year? Would you like to have a ministry partner as a sounding board, to listen to your ideas, and give you feedback?

That is what I do as a ministry and leadership coach. I don't tell you what to do; I help you to discover God's will for you and your ministry. Then together we develop organized, step-by-step plans to accomplish your goals. We develop SMART goals for all of your key ministry areas.

Then when you look back on your year, you will see accomplishment and progress.

Psalm 90:17 says "Lord, establish the work of our hands." That is what we want: for God to take our efforts and use them for eternity. I can help you do that as your private ministry coach.

Give me a call (507-396-3399) to talk about it or ask questions.

God's best to you and your ministry!


~ Dr. Bill

NEW this Month

  • Drama:  
    • Real World: Small Group
  • Books:  
    • The Vigorous Church

This Month's Freebie

This Month's Freebie

Point Man —This drama has a great message about being a witness for Christ. It includes a dramatic element of a soldier who gets shot and killed after witnessing to his buddies who ignored his witness while he was alive. It ends on a very inspirational note.

Enter the word "freebie" into the coupon code so that you get their discount.


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: “Building a new sanctuary and combine services? The new sanctuary probably should be no less than 65 to 70 percent filled when the services are consolidated.” Source: ("Church Growth Principles", C. Kirk Hadaway, Nashville: Broadman Press, 1991, p. 64.)


Factoid #2: “Despite the rule of thumb that a worship service in which more than 80 percent of the seats are filled is too full, such is the norm among large growing churches. In fact, in a survey of growing, plateaued, and declining Southern Baptist churches, it was found that the worship services in slightly over 80 percent of the growing churches with large total memberships… were more than 80 percent full. According to Lyle Schaller, there is no question but that when all teh pews or chairs are filled, this has a positive impact on the morale of the worshippers, and especially on the preacher.” Source: (Church Growth Principlesī, C. Kirk Hadaway, Nashville: Broadman Press, 1991, p. 63.)

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:

  • Goals – – Being a high "D" and high "C" on the DiSC Inventory (Choleric/Melancholy or Fire/Earth, depending on the system you are familiar with, I have this driving ambition to see results and the organizational bent to concentrate on the necessary details to get it done. So I've been a student of those things which can increase results (productivity, the high "C" part of me), and increase effectiveness in getting the right things done (results, the high "D" part of me). 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.

Time Management Bundle – – This is a collection of several tools to analyze and gain control and satisfaction with one’s use of time. Included tools are: 1st — DELEGATED PROJECTS LIST — 2nd — GOAL-RELATED ACTIONS ANALYSIS This tool is useful to do a time–study analysis. When you want to find out how much of your time is being spent on activities consistent with your established goals, and how much on other activities, use this form. It helps to answer the question if your time is well spent. — 3rd — PRIORITIZED ACTION LIST — 4th — RESULTS & SATISFACTION ANALYSIS This tool helps you to think about and locate unsatisfying activities. Everybody’s schedule is filled with a host of activities which could either be done by somebody else or not done at all. This tool will help you think this through and decide the best actions to take. — 5th — BRAIN–DUMP PAGE 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

SermonBase– – The updated SermonBase Message Planning Software includes improved 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 here.

Other HighPower Software can be found here.


HighPower Sermon Available

Sermons - New Sermon Available

Power Prayer Bundle – – includes a one–hour Seminar on prayer called, "How to Really Pray", and two Sermons on prayer, one from Romans 8:26–30, and another from 1 John 5:13–21. Plus the bundle includes both Teacher and Student notes for the Seminar, and both Sermons. It also includes a free download link to the audio of the seminar being taught. Read more…

More HighPower Sermons can be found here.


HighPower Dramas

Drama - New Drama Available

Real World: Small Group – – This is a four-week drama series, with an additional Introductory drama. This is a not–so–typical small group, in which each member conveys a major flaw, any of which might be commonly found within any circle of believers. Read more…

More HighPower Dramas can be found here.


HighPower Dramas

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? 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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