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Dr. Bill Miller

HighPower eNews -- December 2016

"Power Tools for Pastors"

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A Word from Bill

Dear Church Leader,

Greetings in the name of the Christ Child, who is the King of Kings.

As we enter this Christmas season, the world tends to forget Who this Season is about. But we know, and it is our responsibility as church leaders to help our people to remember and celebrate.

Blessings to you as you serve Jesus during this season.

If you find anything in this newsletter which will help you to make your church Well Fed & Well Led, then we will be gratified at being one small part of your spiritual ministry.

God bless,

Dr. Bill

NEW this Month

  • Sermons:  
    • A Simple Family Christmas
  • Drama:  
    • Christmas In Narnia

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"SermonBase Cloud"

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.


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: “Our research indicates that the gift of shepherding is relatively widespread, appearing in 12 percent of the gift mixes of all Christians.” Source: (Schwarz, Christian. The Three Colors of Ministry. St. Charles, IL: ChurchSmart Resources, 2001, p. 121.)


Factoid #2: “Our research indicates that 82 percent of all Christians with this [Interpretation] gift also have the gift of prophecy.” Source: (Schwarz, Christian. The Three Colors of Ministry. St. Charles, IL: ChurchSmart Resources, 2001, p. 129.)

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:

  • Sticky Church vs. Simple Church – – If there are only two slots in most – not all – people’s lives, what do you want those two slots to be? You need to make a determination of this as the pastor of the church. What is important for the spiritual health of your people? As I ask myself that question, there is not a lot that I feel is worthy of pushing out their need to fellowship and pray each week with some close Christian friends as they support one another in a small group, in the hopes of living a successful Christian life. What is more important than that? Read more..
Check out other Blog entries here.
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Software News

HighPower Library

HighPower Library is a very simple program that helps you keep track of all the books in your library. It is free to pastors, as our gift to thank you. Enjoy it, use it, share it with friends.

Other HighPower Software can be found here.



HighPower Sermon Available

Sermons - New Sermon Available

A Simple Family Christmas -- In a time when Christmas seems to be all about everything except the story of the Christ Child, this message helps listeners return to the reality and simplicity of that first Christmas, through a verse by verse exposition of Luke 2:8-20. Read more…

More HighPower Sermons can be found here.



HighPower Dramas

Drama - New Drama Available

Christmas In Narnia -- A short play (in five parts) based on C.S. Lewis’ “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”. The evil White Witch has put the land of Narnia into a permanent state of winter…but never Christmas! Four children from England stumble into this magical land and find themselves in a head to head battle between the White Witch and the powerful lion Aslan. Read more…

More HighPower Dramas can be found here.


HighPower Dramas

New Bible Study Series Available

Spiritual Gifts Bible Study --Did you know that there are a 26 spiritual gifts found in the pages of Scripture? These gifts range from Administration to Wisdom. Add them all up and you get 26! How many of them can you identify?? Read more…

More Bible Studies can be found here.


HighPower Books

Books

Book Review: “Focus” (Willowcreek Study) – – The Reveal research is based on responses from hundreds of churches and many thousands of church members. When Willowcreek ‘revealed’ their initial findings from the first book, entitled (surprise!) “Reveal”, it created quite a stir. The reason for this is that Willowcreek made some changes to their philosophy of ministry, to a slightly more traditional approach, as a result of what they learned in the first Reveal study. Read more…

More Books can be found here.


This Month's Freebie

This Month's Freebie

The Gift of Jesus – – When Mary submitted to God’s plan for her life, the gift of Jesus, and therefore the first Christmas arrived. This sermon is based on Luke 1:26-28.



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