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Silence often can be a significant element of worship. But “planned silence” is very different from the “dead time” that results from a lack of planning and inattention to detail that detract from the experience of worship.
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Following-up with guests after outreach events is vital to reaching new disciples. Learn how to get them to return.
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“I would even go so far as to say controlling leadership violates some important Biblical principles — especially in the church.”
One of my pet peeves in leadership is the controlling leader. Because of that, I have written extensively on the subject on my blog. Controlling leaders are in every type of…
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Company’s coming this Sunday. Brush up on your church’s hospitality with “50 Ways to Welcome New People” — free at http://bit.ly/1BDSOZP.
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“Not everyone knows where the bathroom is located on your campus. Not everyone knows where the nursery is or where to take their children when they arrive at church. Do they go into the worship service? Is there Sunday school for the kids? Where are the classes?”
"Just take APS and you can't miss us! We're on APS," said the person on the phone. "APS? What is that?" I asked. "Oh, uhm, it's the street that we're on." "The street's name? How…
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Pastor Dwayne Bruce’s congregation had become over-reliant on fundraisers. So he launched an intensive program of teaching and preaching to jumpstart a more spiritually motivated approach to giving. http://bit.ly/1FWPXkz
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Millennials aren’t seeking pat answers to life’s big questions but a broader framework for understanding God in less dogmatic and narrow ways.
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“True achievement often comes from doing the simplest things well.” Read “Baseball and the Simplicity of Leadership” by Lovett H. Weems, Jr., at http://bit.ly/1PjwCys.
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“When you want someone to behave in a new way, explain the ‘new way’ clearly. Don’t assume the new moves are obvious.” — Chip Heath and Dan Heath http://bit.ly/1H5Wacz
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“Creativity is what we’re made to do and who we’re made to be, as humans and as Christ followers. When we create, the things we make grow.”
A recent parody poked fun at innovation in the church by pretending that an ancient church, 1,700 years old, had rebranded its name to match an American, nondenominational…
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Many leaders try to solve problems on their own, but a better approach can be to bring together stakeholders to ask questions and consider options,” says Lovett H. Weems, Jr. http://bit.ly/1bBpCxd
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“There is no church in the world that does not participate in marketing; there are just those that do it well and those that do not.” — Richard L. Reising http://bit.ly/18OralM
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The Lewis Center seeks to be a trusted resource for church leadership ideas, research, resources, and training so that there is an increase in congregational and denominational service, vitality, and growth.

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