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    Links of the Week (5/12/18)

    Links of the Week

    Each Saturday we point you to the best preaching, leadership, and ministry content we have encountered on the internet during the week. Links of the Week CNLP 180: William Vanderbloemen On How To Gain A Competitive Advantage By Creating An Amazing Culture Staff And Volunteers Won’t Want To Leave – by Carey Nieuwhof How To Prepare […]

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    4 Things Holding Your Elder Board and Staff Back From Thriving

    4 Things Holding Your Elder Board and Staff Back From Thriving

    When an elder board and staff thrive, the local church thrives. But you and I both know of too many stories and examples of elder boards (or whatever you call your leadership team) and church staffs that are dysfunctional. Why is that? According to Thom Rainer, 200 churches will close this week. That’s heartbreaking. It’s […]

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    11 Tips for Using Sermon Illustrations

    11 Tips for Using Sermon Illustrations

    Explanation, illustration, and application; good sermons have all 3. For many preachers (young and old) the illustration pool can be tough to wade through. Where to find them, how to use them, where to store them, what will relate well; these are but a few of the questions involved in using illustrations. Here are a few […]

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    Surviving Feedback From Friends

    I made a very big mistake. Tired, ready for bed, and grateful that my sermon for Sunday was finished after hours of concentrated prep, I asked for my wife’s honest input on the sermon. Surviving Feedback From Friends Ok, I really didn’t want honest feedback. I just wanted her stamp of approval, a pat of […]

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    Gen Z: A Profile of a New Generation

    Gen Z: A Profile of a New Generation

    Kids these days, amirite? Although “millennials” may be the most studied generation so far in American history, another generation rises among us: Generation Z. Who are they? A Profile of Gen Z Thankfully, James Emery White seeks to answer that question in his book: Meet Generation Z: Understanding and Reaching the New Post-Christian World. White desperately […]

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    Fostering an Environment of Collaboration

    I’ve been in many church offices where I observe walled-off office after walled-off office. I’ve also seen settings where you are the only person in the office so instead you work at home or in Starbucks by yourself every day. So in these situations how do we spur on collaboration? Collaboration is paramount to a […]