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Dr. Bill Miller

HighPower eNews -- August 2016

"Power Tools for Pastors"

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A Word from Bill

Dear Pastors,

This month's Factoids are all about you!

You are the critical factor, in addition to the Holy Spirit, in your church's growth.

I believe God is interested in reaching many more people for Christ through your church.

But according to much study on the topic, often the limiting factor is your own ability to lead your church to growth. I know this is a hard and tricky subject, but what can you as Pastor do to follow the Holy Spirit's leading and guide your church to the future God has for you?

This is food for thought and prayer, and learning and effort.

We can help you with the learning, and tools, and by God's grace you can take it from there.

Blessings in Christ,

Dr. Bill

NEW this Month

  • Sermons:  
    • Jesus and His Broken Followers
  • Drama:  
    • Worst of Sinners

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 pastors in 26 percent of growing churches said that they were pacesetters to a very great extent, as compared to only 10 percent of the pastors in plateaued churches and 7 percent of the pastors of declining churches.” Source: (“Church Growth Principles", C. Kirk Hadaway, Nashville: Broadman Press, 1991, p. 84)


Factoid #2: “Peter Wagner's statement, in America, the primary catalytic factor for church growth in a local church is the pastor. Lyle Schaller notes, pastoral leadership is a critical factor in church growth.”>Source: (“Church Growth Principles”, C. Kirk Hadaway, Nashville: Broadman Press, 1991, p. 74)

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:

  • Sermon Symmetry -- Symmetry is a description of how you write your Main Points. “Symmetry” means “balanced proportions”. If your sermon displays symmetry, it’s main points will be balanced and proportionate. That is, each main point will seem to have an equal and valuable relationship with all of the other main points. No main point will dominate, either in terms of importance, impact, or the amount of time you spend on it. Read more..
     
Check out other Blog entries here.
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Sofware Updates

Family Faces Church Directory Software

This is an easy to use software that does one thing very well — help you to create & maintain a great looking computer-based Family Photo Directory that can be run by either Mac or PC. It will be you from expensive printing of paper manuals and high-pressures sales people trying to squeeze your families and little-old–ladies for more dollars for photos.

Other HighPower Software can be found here.


HighPower Sermon Available

Sermons - New Sermon Available

Jesus and His Broken Followers -- Jesus said that He came to call the sick, not the healthy. This sermon series takes a look at the lives of Peter (Luke 5) and the Sinful Woman who anointed Jesus (Luke 7), and discovers how Jesus changes lives and hearts through His unconditional love. Read more…

More HighPower Sermons can be found here.


HighPower Dramas

Drama - New Drama Available

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. Read more…


HighPower Dramas

New Bible Study Series Available

Faith Essentials -- The "Faith Essentials" Bible Study is a comprehensive collection of key teachings which are absolutely necessary for successful Christian living. 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. 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

Can I Ever Feel Safe In This Violent Age? – – The only source of security in this world is found through faith in God.



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