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Word from Bill
Dear Ministry Friends,
I read this verse in my devotions recently:
“Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed.”1 Corinthians 1:7 NIV
This is awesome! God has promised that your church had every spiritual gift which it needs to honor God and teach and serve your community! You have every gift you need! But,...who has these gifts? Your people! Do they know what their gifts are? Do you know what their gifts are? And are they using those gifts in ministry ?
It is because of questions like these that I developed the MinistryMaster software. It helps you to track the gifts and those who have them in your church. It helps you know where to place them in ministry in your church.
Check out the free Demo here,
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We are now offering FREE subscriptions to "SermonBase Cloud". This is a web-based version of SermonBase! We are happy to offer this to all HighPower Resources eNews subscribers on a trial basis. The software is still currently in beta-test mode, and we have some pastors who are trying it out, and offering their opinions of it as beta-testers.
Let us know if you want to be on that team. Meanwhile, feel free to try out this link and sign up for your free subscription to SermonBase Lite. This is free for six-months, for as many sermons as you want to create or store in it for your own use.
Go to this link and give it a try. Then be sure to send your comments to DrBill@HighPowerResources.com to let us know how you like SermonBase Cloud.
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: “Apparently the specific content and quality of preaching is less important than its use in imparting a vision, a sense of urgency, and an expectation of spiritual growth. ” Source: (“Church Growth Principles”, C. Kirk Hadaway, Nashville: Broadman Press, 1991, p. 81.)
Factoid #2: “the pastors of 54 percent of growing churches said their members lean towards “dreaming about the future” rather than “living in the past” as compared to only 21 percent of plateaued churches… ” Source: (“Church Growth Principles”, C. Kirk Hadaway, Nashville: Broadman Press, 1991, p. 96.)
These and other Factoids can be found at ChurchGrowth Factoids
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- How Your Attitude Can Lift Your Leadership -- One of the key factors in leading a successful ministry is your attitude. Your internal thoughts , motivations, and feelings are incredibly important to your leadership ability. That is because thoughts lead to behaviors. If your internal thought life is not in harmony with God’s perspective on life, then your motivations and actions and decisions will also be out of sync with God’s desires. This, of course, will lead to problems in your church. Read more..
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.
Sermons - New Sermon Available
How To Face Trials With Faith -- This sermon is based on Romans 8:18-25 which teaches the two essential attitudes to help you to face trials by faith.Read more…
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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. Read more…
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…
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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. Read more…
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Book of Job – – A humorous retelling of the story of Job, a righteous man who had everything a man could want. In order to test his faith, God allows Satan to make Job’s life miserable. Although he questions God, Job’s faith remains unshaken, and he is rewarded for his unwavering righteousness.
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