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Building palpable momentum begins with a shared vision

There is a big difference between a well-run organization and one that is moving, with great energy, into the future.

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An advanced business education will create better stewards

It’s important for today’s church leaders and administrators to have and develop strong business management acumen in addition to a solid theological foundation in order to manage more effectively.

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Two new studies describe use of technology in churches

Protestant churches across the nation use various forms of emerging technology to influence people’s lives and enliven their church experience.

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Sermon-based small groups keep people from exiting the back door

By Ronald E. Keener It’s hard to argue with success. With 20 weekly services on five campuses, North Coast Church in Vista, CA is known for its innovation and its small “back door,” home to 7,000 in weekend attendance after using sermon-based small groups for 25 years. Senior Pastor Larry Osborne describes the approach in […]

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If tragedy strikes, travel insurance can safeguard mission teams

While visiting his missionary son in Portugal, Chuck Carpenter was involved in a tragic car accident. The collision killed a traveling companion and left him comatose in a Lisbon hospital ward.

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Landscape for congregations calls for redesign and watering

The landscaping around my house is a long way from achieving yard of the month status. Some trees and plants need to be removed or pruned and new ones should be planted. My yard also requires a lot more water than a rain-starved region will allow.

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Mark Driscoll, Senior Pastor, Mars Hill Church, Seattle, WA

Seattle is among the least churched cities in America.

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Bible Center Church in Charleston, WV

The design of a Charleston worship center is influenced by the mountains and lodges of the region.

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A solid foundation provides endless fellowship opportunities

The level of activity in the unofficially-opened gym/recreation/worship center at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship Church in Carrollton, TX moves steadily during the summer months. In the fall the pace is expected to pick up dramatically when programming increases and the new gym’s full potential is realized.

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Six keys for leaders to make changes without waves

During the host of seminars, webinars and workshops we’ve had the privilege of doing over the last year, conference attendees and readers have surfaced a number of issues that we are giving serious attention to for other writing and seminar directions. Some issues include:

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