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A Word from Bill
Take a look at the two Church Growth Factoids for this month.
Churches who want to grow are doing something about it. (Factoid #2)
They are taking action and tapping into the natural interests of their community and getting the word out to them.
They understand something about human nature and grab people's attention (Factoid #1).
They meet people where they are, and then they take them forward spiritually to where they need to be in their relationship with Jesus.
God bless you as you seek to reach your community for Jesus!
Blessings as you minister in the name of Jesus!
~ Dr. Bill
NEW this Month
- New Blog Posts:
- Church Leadership Animal Awareness
- What you may not know about House Churches
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:
Take a look at these two Factoids:
Factoid #1: “In a television commercial, we’re told, the sale is made or lost in the first three or four seconds. In a print ad, tests have shown, 75 percent of the buying decisions are made at the headline alone. In a sales presentation, data have shown us, the sale is made or lost in the first three minutes.
Source: (Gerber, Michael E. The E-myth Revisited. New York, Harper- Collins, 1995, p. 22)
Factoid #2: “53% of growing churches have recently done a mass-mailing to community residents, compared to 28% of plateaued churches.
Source: (Church Growth Principlesî, C. Kirk Hadaway, Nashville: Broadman Press, 1991, chart on p. 130.)
These and other Factoids can be found at ChurchGrowth Factoids
HighPower Thoughts Blog
(What I’m learning right now in the areas of Leadership Development, Church Growth, Simple Church, & Church Health.)
Check out other Blog entries here.
- Church Leadership Animal Awareness -- There are four animals lurking around your church who can either help or hinder your ministry. You need to know what these animals are, and then care for them appropriately, if you want to have a healthy and growing church. Read more..
- What you may not know about House Churches -- Some call them simple churches. Others use the term ‘organic churches’. The Bible refers to them simply as “the Church.” By definition, they are rapidly multiplying, simple communities of believers, meeting in homes, offices, campuses…wherever God is moving. This is the pattern common to many parts of the globe, and is now becoming more and more common in the U.S. as well. Read more..
Shepherd Care Group Software
Using the picture of Sheep, Shepherds, and Flocks this software helps
you track the details on all of
the small groups in your church.
HighPower Software can be found here.
Sermons - New Sermon Available
The Bible Mini-Series
– – Two-part series focused on the Bible's Truth
and Power, studying the doctrines of inerrancy and hermeneutics.
Includes fill-in-the-blank study notes. Read
HighPower Sermons can be found
Drama - New Drama Available
-- Themes addressed: James 3:1-12; the Tongue. Bob is a “good” Christian who believes himself to be a model of his faith. However, he doesn’t realize that living the faith is a 24-hours-a-day deal. Bob also has trouble taming the “restless evil” of his tongue. Based on James 3:1-12. Read more…
New Bible Study Series Available
-- 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.
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.
can be found here.
This Month's Freebie
How to Advance from Fear-filled to Faith-filled Living – – Faith fades when we ignore God’s guidelines for living. This sermon is part of the Living on the Edge of Faith Joshua Series.
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