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Dear Church Leader,
More and more, we are depending on the "cloud" to provide us with the information which we need. Most programs are becoming completely web–based.
SermonBase Cloud is following this trend by providing you with access to all of your sermons from anywhere. As long as you have internet access you will be able to view, edit, create your sermons. You can work online when you are at the coffee shop, at home, even on vacation (but that wouldn’t be a vacation then, would it? ;). But if you want to, it is there.
We are still in the early formative stages of this, so give it a try and let us know what you think.
We have Pro Subscriptions now, as well as the free Lite Subscription to SermonBase Cloud.
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- Deep Waters – A Men's Leadership Study in Nehemiah
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.
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CHURCH GROWTH FACTOIDS:
Take a look at these two Factoids
Factoid #1: “Long pastoral tenure is not a panacea or the single answer to struggling churches across America, but I believe that long tenure is one of the key requisites for churches to move from mediocrity to goodness to greatness.- Thom Rainer, p.58
” Source: (“Tom Rainer. Breakout Churches. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005.)
Factoid #2: “At the time  of the writing of this book, the average tenure was 21.6 years. That tenure is six times greater than the tenure of the typical American pastor. — Thom Rainer ” Source: (“Thom Rainer. Breakout Churches. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005.)
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.)
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- Simple Church: Alignment – – Alignment is defined as "the arrangement of all ministries and staff around the same simple process." According to their research, "there is a highly significant relationship between church vitality and alignment". Read more..
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From Here to There
– – The message shows the similarities between the Early Church in Acts 1, and our situation right now. It assures listeners that Jesus has provided us with all we need to succeed at evangelism.
More HighPower Sermons can be found here.
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My Debt is Better than Your Debt
– – Two guys are comparing cars, and showing their financial pride & ignorance in a humorous way. Read more…
More HighPower Dramas can be found here.
New Bible Study Series Available
"Deep Waters" — A Men’s Leadership Study in Nehemiah
– – This 11–lesson Bible Study series will dig deep into the life and ministry of Nehemiah, the cupbearer who had unreserved access to the King. What leadership qualities that bring results can we learn from him? Each lesson is composed of in–depth but engaging guide questions to make the discussion more applicable in today’s context.
More Bible Studies can be found here.
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.
can be found here.
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How to Multiply your Faith through Mentoring – – Every person can multiply their faith through mentoring. This sermon is part of the Living on the Edge of Faith Series and is based on Joshua 11:15 & 23.
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