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Dr. Bill Miller

HighPower eNews -- September 2014

"Power Tools for Pastors"

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A Word from Bill

Dear Pastor,

Our goal is to help you in the task of making sure that your church is Well Fed & Well Led. There are some great resources this month to help you with that.

If you have not yet read "Simple Church" be sure to take a look at the HPR Blog about Clarity, and the Book Review about Simple Church. This is a great tool to help your church be healthy and strong.

Be sure to grab the Freebie of the month, a drama, in reader's theatre format, from 1 Corinthians 12.

The sermon this month focuses on how to help your people grow spiritually up to maturity in Christ.

God bless you as you serve Him!

Blessings as you minister in the name of Jesus!

~ Dr. Bill

NEW this Month

  • Sermons:  
    • Maturity: How To Measure Up To God's Standards
  • Drama:  
    • Real World: Small Group
  • Bible Study:  
    • The Search for Meaning & Fulfillment in Life
  • 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: “THE 1-5-4 PRINCIPLE
One Driving Force of Church Growth - The Great Commission
Five Essential Growth Functions for Church Growth - Evangelism, Discipleship, Ministry, Fellowship, Worship
Four Results - Numerical Growth, Spiritual Growth, Ministry Expansion, Mission Advance.
Source: (not available)


Factoid #2: “Seven of the twenty largest churches report a combined total of nearly 25,000 cell groups being operated among themselves.” Source: (John N. Vaughn, “Trends Among the World’s Twenty Largest Churches,” ch. 12 inWagner, C. Peter, ed. Church Growth: State of the Art. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale, 1986, p. 132.)

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.)

  • Simple Church: Clarity -- Clarity means having a blueprint for your ministry. Most churches have no clear plans for growth. Clarity is defined as "the ability of the process to be communicated and understood by the people". This is a reference to your discipleship process. If it is not so simple and clear that the people of your church can easily communicate it to one another, then it is too complicated to work! Read more..

Check out other Blog entries here.
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Sofware Updates

SermonBase Message Planning Software

SermonBase has great search abilities! Not only can you search for any sermon by Title, Topic, Scripture, and Date, but if choose the Search or Find options, you will discover these as well: You can search for sermons based on: which MONTH you preached; who the SPEAKER was; you can search by DRAMA, MUSIC, VIDEO, ILLUSTRATIONS, QUOTATIONS, TESTIMONY. Read more..

Other HighPower Software can be found here.


HighPower Sermon Available

Sermons - New Sermon Available

Maturity: How To Measure Up To God's Standards -- Key Teaching Points in this Sermon are: Three marks of Christian maturity; Seven qualities that make for worthy living; Seven parts to your calling; Five empowering roles; Four aspects of Christian maturity 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…


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.


HighPower Books

Books

Simple Church – A Review of a Compelling Book – – Simple Church, by Thom Rainer & Eric Geiger, is a compelling book. Based upon a lot of research, which they detail in their book, they make a very strong case for the simple church. They define simple church this way: “A simple church is designed around a straightforward and strategic process that moves people through the stages of spiritual growth.” They then unpack this definition in a highly effective way throughout the book. Read more…

More Books can be found here.


This Month's Freebie

This Month's Freebie

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.

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



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