Compelled to Create

Compelled to Create

Compelled to Create? Yes, I said compelled to create. I am compelled to create. I agree with Jeff Goins in this very thought-exploding statement. I grew up very musical. I even attended San Diego State University for a year so I could study Vocal Performance in Opera. I loved every music class. That strenuous training …

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Men’s Breakfast

Men’s Breakfast

Men’s Breakfast! How do we put on a men’s breakfast at church? WHY do we put on a men’s breakfast at church? What is it about breakfast and men on (typically) Saturday mornings in American churches? Should we do away with the paradigm that believes that men should get together once a month to eat …

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Happy Birthday Neil

Happy Birthday Neil

Today is my 38th birthday. When my wife and five children sang me “Happy Birthday Neil” (“Daddy”) over our happy birthday doughnuts, I had these reflections flash in my head like lightning. But, you’ll have to wait until tonight when I can type them down for you church leaders. Today is important to me, and …

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How to Build Your Platform

How to Build Your Platform

Build your platform with Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World by Michael Hyatt. Wow! This is an essential must-have if you’re trying to reach an audience a larger scale. I wish I had this course in seminary, almost as a Preaching 501 class or a how to communicate that burning message inside you… for …

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The Best Defense is a Good Offense

The Best Defense is a Good Offense

The Best Defense is a Good Offense “The best defense is a good offense” is an old proverb that has been applied to many fields of endeavor, including games and military combat. Generally the idea is that offensive action preoccupies the opposition and ultimately its ability to directly harm. Mao Zedong opined that “the only …

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The Gates of Hades

The Gates of Hades

Gates of Hades: Caesarea Philippi In first century Israel, the gates of Hades was known to be located in Caesarea Philippi. This city would be an equivalent of Las Vegas – Sin City – but much worse than the modern city in the American West. The location of Caesarea Philippi was especially unique because it …

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Check out this great new app!

Check out this great new app!

Hey, Check out the Church Leaders Campfire mobile app I just used! http://churchleaderscampfire.mobapp.at Shared from my mobile app: http://churchleaderscampfire.mobapp.at Powered by Conduit Mobile: http://mobile.conduit.com Add a comment here to tell us what you think!

Overcome Fear in Evangelism

Overcome Fear in Evangelism

How to Overcome Fear in Evangelism If I want to know how to overcome fear in evangelism, where do I start? Although there are numerous resources out there to help remedy our problem, we can also look to examples that currently exist around us. Helpful Resources on How to Overcome Fear in Evangelism Helpful books …

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How to Train Small Group Leaders

How to Train Small Group Leaders

How to Train Small Group Leaders, part 1 If I want to know how to train small group leaders, then I must instinctively know what kind of small group I am looking to have. Borrowing from parenting wisdom, one must know their intended goal for that particular group in order to know how to train …

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One Thing Living… the Secret of Life!

One Thing Living… the Secret of Life!

What is the secret of life? It’s One Thing Living. One Thing Living… In this scene from City Slickers, despite Curly’s tough exterior, he is a wise man indeed. Curly advises the main character how to face his problems: by concentrating on the “one thing” that is most important in his life. The Secret of …

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