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Dr. Bill Miller

HighPower eNews -- February 2016

"Power Tools for Pastors"

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A Word from Bill

Dear Pastors,

Please take note of the two Church Growth Factoids from this month.

They are both very important if you want people to #1 listen to your sermons, and #2, change their lives as a result of listening to them. Take these to heart and use this knowledge to affect the way you present your messages, and your congregation will be happier, larger, and more spiritually faithful than if you were to ignore the sage advice presented in these two Factoids.

God bless you and your ministry.

Dr. Bill

NEW this Month

  • Sermons:  
    • Maturity: How to Live Up to God’s Standards
  • Drama:  
    • Restless Evil

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: “One Third More Service Attendance with Need-Orientated Sermons There may have been times when people came to church regardless of the quality of worship and sermon, but today it is not true anymore. The quality and relevance of your sermon can make a difference of 33-38% in the size of your church attendance.” Source: (“Research TidBit” by Petr in ala , eNCDine, December 2004, (the Natural Church Development on-line magazine)


Factoid #2: “It is not enough for us to simply proclaim that ‘Christ is the answer.’ We must show the unchurched how Christ is the answer. Sermons that exhort people to change, without sharing the practical steps of how to do it, end up just producing more guilt and frustration.” – Rick Warren ” Source: (Rick Warren, Ministry ToolBox Email Newsletter, Issue #183, 12/1/2004)

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:

  • Three Reasons Your Church is Failing -- There are a lot of ideas and suggestions out there about how to help your church grow. Many of them are focused on changes which you need to make with your church, often related to advertising, marketing, assimilation, welcome strategies, etc. 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

Maturity: How to Live Up to God’s Standards -- When you are whole, you will practice holiness. A sermon based on Ephesians 4:1-16. Read more…

More HighPower Sermons can be found here.


HighPower Dramas

Drama - New Drama Available

Restless Evil -- 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…


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

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

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.



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