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Dr. Bill Miller

HighPower eNews -- May 2017

"Power Tools for Pastors"

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A Word from Bill

Hi Church Leaders,

The two Factoids this month both relate to organizational change.

These are factors which impact the church as well, since we are composed of human beings. The first Factoid is related to how a person/company can excel in a certain area. Many of these principles are adaptable to churches.

Just think of certain churches you know of who specialize in one key ministry. They are known all around the city, state, nation because of that one key ministry.

What is God calling your church to be?

Blessings on your ministry,

Dr. Bill

NEW this Month

  • Sermons:  
    • How to Progress from Thinking Small to Living Large
  • Bible Study:  
    • "Deep Waters" — A Men’s Leadership Study in Nehemiah

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: “1. Specialize in a very small niche; develop a core skill. 2. Choose a niche that you enjoy, where you can excel and stand a chance of becoming an acknowledged leader. 3. Realize that knowledge is power. 4. Identify your market and your core customers and serve them best. 5. Identify where 20 percent of effort gives 80 percent of returns. 6. Learn from the best. 7. Become self-employed early in your career. 8. Employ as many net value creators as possible. 9. Use outside contractors for everything but your core skill. 10. Exploit capital leverage.” Source: (Richard Koch. The 80/20 Principle. New York: Currency/Doubleday, 1998. P. 194.)


Factoid #2: “Herb Miller notes “…a frequently observed but seldom anticipated human behavior: the negative reaction of people in any organization whose size grows or shrinks by 30 percent or more.” “Many pastors report approximately eighteen months of unpleasant readjustment each time their church’s size changes 30 percent or more.” Source: (Miller, Herb. “The Parish Paper” Vol, 11, No.2, August 2003. “Resisting Church Resistance”)

These and other Factoids can be found at ChurchGrowth Factoids


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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

How to Progress from Thinking Small to Living Large -- Only faith in God’s might will empower you to think big. This sermon on optimism is based on Joshua 10 and is part of the Living on the Edge of Faith Sermon Series. Read more…

More HighPower Sermons can be found here.


HighPower Dramas

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. Read more…

More Bible Studies can be found here.


This Month's Freebie

This Month's Freebie

Gilligan & The Castaways -- A five part series based on the “Gilligan’s Island” television show. There are times in life when we feel adrift and alone, with no hope in sight. Much like the castaways, we look for our own ways to escape and to cope with difficult circumstances. Join Gilligan, the Skipper, and the others as they learn to survive, work together as a team, and above all, to rely on God’s power. Read more…



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