Bud Brown

What if Paul was wrong?

This is part of the Synchro Blog April meme. This month we invite you to play the ‘what if’ game with us. Try to imagine that some or all of the Bible narrative is not necessarily true history, but is myth of one sort or another. What sort of effect would that knowledge have on

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Hot tip for interim pastors: 1 way to increase giving

Challenge the church to give. Frequently. Eric Geiger writes about how this simple tip increases giving. I’ll let him tell you the story in his own words: I am plugged into an executive pastors network with a group of guys that get together once a year. Last Spring as we were meeting, many of our

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Free Online Preaching Seminar

This looks interesting, but I can’t vouch for it. The producers tout this as a “FREE online preaching conference to help you prepare and deliver free sermons.” (link) The lineup includes some top names: Andy Stanley Steven Furtick Crawford Loritts Nancy Duarte Louie Giglio Pete Wilson Ed Stetzer Mark Driscoll Donald Miller Jon Acuff Mark

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The interim pastor’s guide to choosing a transition team

An interim pastor has it easier in one regard: the church hired you to accomplish one specific task. Your job, which you have chosen to accept, is to deal with the issues that hinder the church’s ministry. If you’re smart about this you’ll recruit a transition team to help you tackle big problems. The transition

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3 ways turnaround pastors build up or blow up a church

We have a problem. [pullquote]”The evangelical church will not keep up with population growth between 2005 and 2020. While evangelical churches almost kept up with population growth from 1990 to 2004, evangelical attendance growth slowed considerably in 2005 and 2006.” David T. Olson, The American Church in Crisis, p. 176[/pullquote]It is clearer with each passing

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Interim Pastor’s Guide: 4 steps to good church assessment

Interim pastors who have been charged with the responsibility of introducing healthful change to a client church must be master diagnosticians. An accurate assessment of the conditions that led to client church’s present condition is “mission critical”. Accurate assessment reveals the hindrances to the church’s ministry Accurate assessment uncovers corporate sin that may call for

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10 Mother’s Day Tips for Interim Pastors

If you are currently serving as an interim pastor, another great opportunity to introduce beneficial change lurks on the next page of your monthly calendar. Mother’s Day (May 12 this year) gives intentional interim ministers the chance to help a transitioning church see ministry opportunity through “outreach eyes.” Most everyone in the church will welcome

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Catch my recent article, “Proactively Leading Change by Listening” in the March 2013 issue of The American Church Magazine.

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