Resources to help you flourish your city

How Do Churches Change?

How does change happen? How do organizations and institutions change? How do churches change? The world has changed dramatically—and churches have noticed! There’s no getting around it. The way we’ve done ministry in the past—strategic planning leading to lots of...

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I love the church I’ve heard it said that the church is the hope of the world—and I agree! The church is the Body of Christ and the Light of the World. I firmly believe that it is through the church – God's people – that He will bring healing and redemption to the...

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Really Listening Really Matters

I’m going to start this post off with a bad joke...  Ready? My wife yelled at me today saying, “You weren’t even listening just now, were you?”  I thought to myself, “Man, what a weird way to start a conversation…” For some people, listening is hard, isn’t it?  We get...

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Lessons From The Ski Slopes

What if Mikaela Shiffrin never learned to fall? I hold my breath while she hurls herself out of the starting gate, dropping precariously into wind gusts, facing 50 technical turns ahead on a 1,000-foot vertical drop. She makes it look effortless. We know it’s not. ...

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Drop The Agenda

Most of the time it’s good to have a plan.  If you’re starting a church, or beginning an exercise program, or moving into a new career you should probably have a plan.  You should know how much it’s going to cost, how long it will take, who will help you accomplish...

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The Freedom To Love

My daughter was backing away from me and I didn’t like it. I peppered Erin with questions and she resisted more. We had reached the middle school years. My insecurity as a parent flared up as I felt my daughter slipping through my grasp and I didn’t know how to make...

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