5 Facts about First Time Guests

Rick Ezell has written a great article called 5 Must-Know Facts about First-Time Guests. Church leaders need to be aware of these five significant facts about first-time guests looking for a church home. It has been my experience that churches that are growing pay lots of attention to folks who…

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What the Church can learn from Kodak

I grew up with Kodak.  They made all the film that we used to take our family pictures. At one time they were one of the leading companies in the world. I was greatly surprised to hear recently of the company’s bankruptcy filing. A Judge in New York is giving…

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12 Easter Tips

1. Found People Find People! Invite someone to attend with you on Easter Sunday. People are very receptive to attend church on Easter so think about a neighbor, work associate, or classmate that needs to hear the Gospel and invite them. 2. Pray for the Holy Spirit to move in…

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Reading Your Own Obituary!

Like many of you I get up every morning, make my coffee and pick up the morning paper, usually glancing at the obituaries. Here is the deal… if my name is not listed; I go about my normal duties for the day. If my name is in the paper well…

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Interim or Intermittent?

One of the joys of serving Kentucky Baptists is visiting and preaching in churches across our state. I love our city churches and our country churches and all those in between. This year I have been in a number of our churches and have served as an interim. On my…

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Whatever Happened to Training?

I have worked with leaders for over three decades. Most of them were volunteers serving in some capacity in the church and others were staff people that I worked with or supervised. Many of my best friendships occurred because of those relationships. One of the things I observed is that…

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