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Dr. Bill Miller

HighPower eNews -- January 2017

"Power Tools for Pastors"

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A Word from Bill

Hello Church Leader,

Our Church Growth Factoids this month on January focus on vision and the future. It is significant that pastors of growing churches say that Vision is one of their strong traits. But exactly what is vision?

Vision, as many define it is, "a picture of a preferred future".

At its simplest then, pastors who have growing churches take more time than others to think about the future of their church. They dream of where it could be, what it could do, who it could become.

This requires time with the Lord every day, and extended time with the Lord on a regular basis. "To dream God's dreams after Him", as they say.

As we enter 2017, my prayer is that God may lead you and guide you to His vision for His church which you are overseeing.


Dr. Bill

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Take a look at these two Factoids


Factoid #1: “40 percent of growing church pastors say that vision is one of their traits to a very great extent as compared to only 16 percent of plateaued church pastors…” Source: (“Church Growth Principles”, C. Kirk Hadaway, Nashville: Broadman Press, 1991, p. 83.)

Factoid #2: ““Hope is not a strategy.” — Gen. H.Norman Schwartzkopf” Source: (not available)

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.)

  • How to Set Great Annual Goals – – A lot of people set goals each year. I love to set goals and usually take a couple of days each December to do so. But unless you know what makes a good goal, you can just be wasting a lot of time. So, what makes a goal GREAT, and worth the effort? Read more..

Check out other Blog entries here.

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More HighPower Dramas can be found here.

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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 How to Prepare a Great Sermon in Ten Easy Steps


How to Prepare a Great Sermon in Ten Easy Steps – – This 44-page book takes a simple step-by-step approach to creating a sermon. Dr. Miller has been helping people build great sermons for years through Sermon Coaching and SermonBase Message Planning Software. Now all of that training is pulled together in a simple, reproducible process, following the classic guidelines of homiletics, explained in a format that both laymen and pastors will appreciate. Read more…

More Books can be found here.

This Month's Freebie

This Month's Freebie

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.

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