Bud Brown

Jesus gives eternal life freely. So do we.

We have a free copy of Eternal Life for you This e-book helps people investigate Jesus’ claims for themselves. It guides readers thru Jesus’ claims and asks them to reflect on the evidence that validates his offer. Eternal Life segments the Gospel of John into short sections anyone can study on their own, when and

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Church metrics that matter to Jesus’ mission

Church metrics are useful – if they are metrics that matter. In an earlier post on this subject Dr. Alan Cole asserted that metrics not based on strategy are meaningless. An oft misunderstood Bible verse favors his argument. Church metrics: is God about the numbers? Church growth advocates and pastors of large churches love Acts

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Extraordinary hospitality for church visitors

[dc]E[/dc]xtra ordinary hospitality is probably the last thing church visitors expect on a Sunday morning. I find that odd. After all, church visitors visit because the Father is drawing them. Since God gives us the chance to join in this work, hospitality – odd as it may sound – is a heavenly vocation. We are

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Three reasons why interims die in the Pastor Search Committee

[dc]P[/dc]astor search is a perilous process. Twice I’ve seen a transition fail because the Pastor Search Committee took shortcuts. Both Transition Pastors did a fine job. Thorough assessments were made, problems were resolved, new leaders were trained and sound strategic plans were put in place. But the Pastor Search Committees ignored the process and went

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Social media as a church renewal tool

Interim pastors aren’t called in because the church is experiencing growth and vitality  Usually it’s the opposite; declining attendance and diminishing ministries  A question facing the interim on Day 1 is “how can I steer this congregation in the right direction without asking for money or a lot of resources?” Social media answers the question

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I’ve got a favor to ask

We could use your help. If this blog is useful or interesting then we’d like to ask a favor: click over to our Facebook page and hit the “Like” button. When we get 30 hits Facebook gives us access to some additional tools that will help us expand our ministry over there. Thanks for taking

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Transition Pastors deal in reality

[dc]S[/dc]eth Godin has a great post that Transition Pastors should file away for the future. Denying facts you don’t like nails it. Money quote: Transformational leaders don’t start by denying the world around them. Instead, they describe a future they’d like to create instead. Get it. Print it. File it. Read it, often.

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