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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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Church Visitors: The Dark Side of Church Hospitality

Church visitors are a passion of mine. The passion began at a small church in New Mexico. In retrospect I have to confess that my church hospitality initiatives weren’t altruistic. They were selfish. When church visitors became church members it meant I was a good preacher. At least that’s what I thought! Church assimilation was

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Church metrics: hammering bookcases together?

It is a beautiful Saturday, with Chamber of Commerce weather. There is a light breeze, scattered high clouds and the kind of sun that warms you slowly. On this day I have accumulated all of the materials and plans for a book case. I have nails, screws, sawhorses, hammer, screwdriver, wood glue and plans showing

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Pastor Burnout – extinguish before igniting!

How you can prevent the next Pastor from burnout We’d like to offer a free tool that will be immensely useful to Transition Pastors and Interim Pastors. Use it to bless the next Pastor by eliminating the “too much bread, too little butter” list of requirements in the typical Pastor’s Job Description. If you’re in

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