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Dr. Bill Miller

HighPower eNews -- February 2017

"Power Tools for Pastors"

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A Word from Bill

Hey Pastors,

I wanted to let you know that we have made some changes to SermonBase Cloud this month.

So sign into your free account, or your Pro account and take a look around. Our goal is to help you to make sure that your congregation is well fed and well led.

SermonBase Cloud is part of the way we are helping you to feed your flock, by planning out and creating great sermons and series.

See the section under SermonBase to see the list of changes.

God bless,
Dr. Bill

NEW this Month

  • Sermons:  
    • Jesus and His Broken Followers
  • Bible Study:  
    • The Search for Meaning & Fulfillment in Life

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"SermonBase Cloud"

RECENT UPDATES TO SERMONBASE CLOUD

1. Messages page has a new tab for Content.
2. It includes fields for Intro, Body, Conclusion.
3. Each of these has a button which will take you to an expanded view of the intro, main, or conclusion.


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: “According to ‘Faith Communties Today’ (the largest survey of churches ever conducted in the United States), at the turn of the century [2000] one-half of congregations have fewer than one hundred regularly attending adults and a full quarter of congregations have fewer than fifty regularly participating adults. … According to the same survey, less than 10 percent of churches have more than one thousand people…” Source: (Aubrey Malphurs. “Leading Leaders”. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005. P. 12.)


Factoid #2: “Randy Frazee and Lyle Schaller write that 66-75 percent of congregations founded before 1960 are plateaued or shrinking.” Source: (Malphurs, Aubrey. Leading Leaders. Grand Rapids: Baker 2005.)

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.)

  • The Five Elements of Christian Coaching – – Coaching is currently on an international growth spurt. The growth of coaching as a profession and the increase in the number of life coaches is experiencing phenomenal growth and advancement. Many people are learning about coaching, but not as many understand the uniqueness of Christian coaching. In this article I will give you an update on the key elements of coaching in general, and about Christian coaching in particular. Read more..

Check out other Blog entries here.


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Sofware Updates

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.



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

New Bible Study Series Available

The Search for Meaning & Fulfillment in Life -- This is a great 16–lesson study of one of the most difficult to understand books of the Old Testament. This study includes a very comprehensive set of lessons which will give you a fabulous foundation for teaching or preaching from this wonderful book of the Bible. Ecclesiastes is a very relevant book for our day and age as so many people struggle to find meaning in life. All the answers are here, and they point right to Jesus Christ. 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

Torn Nets & Sinking Boats: How Jesus Changes Lives – – This message examines the four steps which Jesus took when helping Peter to change his life, and then relates these four steps to our life today.



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