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Dr. Bill Miller

HighPower eNews -- December 2013

"Power Tools for Pastors"

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A Word from Bill

Dear Pastors,

December is a great month for proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ!

What a great opportunity to tell the world about Jesus!

December is a month that should be filled with positive, optimistic, hope–filled messages. Yes the world has needs, but December is the time that we remind the world that God so loved us that He gave His one and only Son to offer hope and joy to a world that needs Him.

God bless you and your ministry as your spread the Joy and Love of Christ with a needy world!

Thanks and God bless your Ministry!

~ Dr. Bill

NEW this Month

  • New Blog Posts:
    • Four Tools to Succeed at Assimilation of Guests to Church
  • Drama:  
    • Like Father, Like Son
  • Books:  
    • Book Review: "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: “2% of people are Innovators 18% of people are Early Adopters 60% of people are Middle Adopters 18% of people are Late Adopters 2% of people are Laggards.” Source: (Wagner, C. Peter, ed. Church Growth: State of the Art. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale, 1986. P. 86)


Factoid #2: “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)

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.)

  • Four Tools to Succeed at Assimilation of Guests to Church – – There is no other action which will so invigorate you and your church than to start actually counting who becomes a believer through your ministry. Now for some, this may seem like a no brainer; of course you count decisions for Christ. But a surprisingly high number of churches never do this. Read more..

Check out other Blog entries 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

Money Talk – – There can only be one master of your life. This series will help you do a heart-check to see where you are at in regard to the throne of your life. Because if you are going to be talking about how to best steward your time, talents, and possessions, you need to make sure you know WHO you are stewarding them for God or yourself. Read more…

More HighPower Sermons can be found here.


HighPower Dramas

Drama - New Drama Available

Like Father, Like Son – – This sketch is about how fathers influence sons to be just like them. It takes place in a bar where a father is lamenting the mistakes he has made in his life, marriage, and parenting. 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 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…

More Books can be found here.


This Month's Freebie

This Month's Freebie

A Simple Family Christmas – – The listeners will desire to have a Christmas focused on the real meaning, and will know how to focus on the simple message of Christmas. Scripture reference is Luke 2:8–20.

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



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