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How to adjust to multiple services: 8 tips

How can preachers make adjustments that better prepare them for the transition from one to multiple services? I’ve been a part of such a transition numerous times, and made the transition from two to three, and three to four. I’ve also had to make adjustments for seasons that included preaching live in multiple venues and multiple locations on Sundays. Each season required me to make adjustments — physically, personally and vocationally. While my experience is that the jump from two to three services requires the most adjusting — the jump from one to two services also requires substantial adjustments.
Here are some things I’ve found.

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Church growth essentials: Understanding the “Big Picture”

In the context of church growth, “big picture” thinking provides the framework for establishing, maintaining and improving church financial health.

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Faith-Based Travel 101

Despite the recent recession, religious travel remains a priority among church groups.

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The restorative power of the Holy Land

With special attention to the nuances of sacred sites, visitors to Israel will experience the intersection of history, geography and archeology.

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Clean water gives Liberians a chance for a healthy life

Short-term missionaries to Africa provide for physical and spiritual needs through water and medical ministries.

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Don’t let your missions trip become a nightmare

Rodger Murchison, associate pastor of the First Baptist Church of Augusta in Georgia, faced a missions pastor’s worst fear — the death of a team member while on a mission trip. When the enthusiastic group of nine assembled in the church parking lot to head for earthquake-ravaged Chile, no one could have guessed one of their group members would not return with them.

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Church Executive, June 2010, Volume 9, Issue 6

Among the highlights of the June issue is an interview with Larry Osborne, author and lead pastor, North Coast Church, Vista, CA. Also included are articles on how to deal with stress in pastoral work and the social justice movement.

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