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Dr. Bill Miller

HighPower eNews -- March 2015

"Power Tools for Pastors"

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A Word from Bill

Dear Pastor or Church Leader,

Welcome to this edition of HighPower eNews!

We are here to help your church be well fed and well led, by you! We do that by supplying you with the tools you need for both of these goals.

There is a great guest blog this month from Pastor Bryan Cutshell on five ships you need in your church. Take a look!

Blessings in Christ!

Dr. Bill

NEW this Month

  • New Blog Posts:
    • Pastors & the Digital, Interactive Glo Bible
    • 5 Ships Needed to Take Your Church Into the Future
  • Sermons:  
    • How to be the Spiritual Leader of your Home
  • Drama:  
    • Gilligan & The Castaways

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: In polls on biblical illiteracy, half of those descrbing themselves as Christians are unable to name who delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Many Americans cannot name the reason for celebrating Easter or what the Ten Commandments are. People think the name of Noah’s wife was Joan, as in ‘Joan of Ark’. Source: (George Gallup, THE NEXT AMERICAN SPIRITUALITY, 2000, p. 30.)

Factoid #2: Churches which have experienced breakout growth on the order of 50 percent or more over a four- year period have all been characterized by either an openness to change or at least by the passive permission for limited change. Source: (“Church Growth Principles”, C. Kirk Hadaway, Nashville: Broadman Press, 1991, p. 156.)

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:

  • Pastors & the Digital, Interactive Glo Bible -- The key, of course, as always with all teaching, technology and tools, is that it is empowered by the Holy Spirit. All the technology in the world will make no difference if the Holy Spirit is not present. So may I encourage you, pastor, to keep praying and asking God to release His Holy Spirit upon your church and your teaching in a powerful way, so that no matter what tools or technology you are or are not using, that God will be there and touch and change’s hearts with His powerful presence. Read more..
     
  • 5 Ships Needed to Take Your Church Into the Future -- One of the most common mistakes made by leaders is changing courses to fast. A church is a lot like a ship. If you turn too fast, you will turn the boat over. The sea of life if full of sunken ships that would have survived if the leaders would have transitioned instead of forcing abrupt and immediate change. Change is not accepted merely because it is needed. Many people know things need to change, but would rather settle for mediocrity than venture into the unknown seas of an uncertain future. Read more..
     
Check out other Blog entries here.
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Sofware Updates

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.

Other HighPower Software can be found here.


HighPower Sermon Available

Sermons - New Sermon Available

How to be the Spiritual Leader of your Home -- Being spiritual leader is not something you can demand because you are the father. It is something you earn because you are a Follower. Fathers must be Followers. Read more…

More HighPower Sermons can be found here.


HighPower Dramas

Drama - New Drama Available

Gilligan & The Castaways -- A five part series based on the “Gilligan’s Island” television show. There are times in life when we feel adrift and alone, with no hope in sight. Much like the castaways, we look for our own ways to escape and to cope with difficult circumstances. Join Gilligan, the Skipper, and the others as they learn to survive, work together as a team, and above all, to rely on God’s power. Read more…

More HighPower Dramas can be found here.


HighPower Dramas

New Bible Study Series Available

Temptation -- This helpful study on temptation is Scripture-rich. It examines the three sources of temptation from 1 John 2:15-17, from Satan’s ruse in Genesis 3, and the Lord’s temptation in Matthew 4. It also ties in the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6. Finally it teaches from Scripture how to respond when tempted. Read more…

More Bible Studies can be found here.


HighPower Books

Books

Power Preaching Bundle – – The Power Preaching Bundle includes the SermonBase Authorization Code and the manual, "How to Prepare a Great Sermon in Ten Easy Steps!" By combining SermonBase Message Planning Software with the preaching manual "How to Prepare a Great Sermon in Ten Easy Steps!" anyone can learn the principles of homiletics and sermon preparation to prepare themselves to teach the Bible in a powerful and engaging way. Read more…

More Books can be found here.


This Month's Freebie

This Month's Freebie

Remember Me – – This sketch is based on the account of the two thieves who were crucified along with Jesus. While one thief is bitter towards life and mocks Christ, the other thief comes to realize that his only hope lay with the man hanging beside him.



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