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Dr. Bill Miller

HighPower eNews -- May 2014

"Power Tools for Pastors"

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A Word from Bill

Dear Pastors,

It is not just about Church Growth, and its not just about Church Health. Don’t believe those who try to tell you that it is only one or the other. Every pastor needs to be concerned with the welfare of the sheep in his flock. And every pastor needs to be concerned about those who are not yet part of Christ’s flock.

You will find a lot of good blog content on the HighPower site which helps you with both Church Growth and Church Health. So whatever you are currently focusing upon, you can find it here.

God’s best to you,

~ Dr. Bill

NEW this Month

  • Drama:  
    • Real World: Small Group
  • 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: “More Muslims in Iran have come to Christ since 1980 than in the previous one thousand years combined.” Source: (Towns, Elmer & Warren Bird. Into the Future. Grand Rapids: Fleming H. Revell, 2000, p. 222.)


Factoid #2: “In 1900, Korea had no Protestant church; it was deemed impossible to penetrate.”Today Korea is 35 percent Christian with seven thousand churches in the city of Seoul alone.” Source: (Towns, Elmer & Warren Bird. Into the Future. Grand Rapids: Fleming H. Revell, 2000, p. 222.)

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 Inhibitors to Church Growth -- I am calling them ‘inhibitors’ rather than ‘barriers’ because the phrase ‘growth barriers’ is usually applied to things like the 250, 500, or 800 barrier. I discuss here four issues, which when unaddressed, will drag you down, slow you down, and generally create a lot of ministry friction and distraction which will inhibit the growth of your church. Read more..
Check out other Blog entries here.
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Other HighPower Software can be found here.


HighPower Sermon Available

Sermons - New Sermon Available

Things Fall Apart -- Things fall apart when we choose sin over God because sin causes a rift in our relationship with God. (3:1-5); sin causes us to fall prey to temptation. (3:6); sin causes a change in our perception. (3:7-11); and sin causes us to reject responsibility. (3:12-13) 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

Faith Essentials -- New Christians need the assurance of their salvation as they begin their walk with Jesus. They also need to know how to overcome temptation and how to have a regular daily devotional time to meet with God each day. The "Faith Essentials" Bible Study is a comprehensive collection of key teachings which are absolutely necessary for successful Christian living. 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

Worst of Sinners – – Based on 1 Timothy 1:12–17. Before he became Paul, apostle and tireless missionary to the Gentiles, he was Saul of Tarsus, a zealous persecutor of Christians. Taking advantage of Paul’s unsavory past, Satan pays his adversary a little visit in an effort to derail his ministry. Although Paul admits to being the "worst of sinners", he reminds Satan that Christ’s mercy and forgiveness has freed him (and all believers) from the mistakes of the past.

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