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Oct
23
2013

Make Your Church Magnetic

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Over the last few months it seems as though I have had more conversations about creating an environment that welcomes the spiritually unresolved than anything else. Between you and me, I love helping churches think through how to create a more welcoming culture. This is why I am so excited about today’s Ministry Briefing Conversation. I don’t know of a church on the face of the planet that doesn’t want to be a place where the […]

Oct
1
2013

What’s In October’s Ministry Briefing

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Two big things are happening today: I am headed down to Atlanta for Catalyst (I’d love to connect if you have some time! Click here to email me!) The October edition of Ministry Briefing is being released today. Here are three stories from the monthly edition of Ministry Briefing that have me thinking long and hard: One in Ten Children Cared for by Grandparents: At the start of the recession in 2007, the number of children living with […]

Sep
25
2013

Conversations: Todd Henry

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If you have read this blog for any length of time, you probably realize that I have a slight man-crush on Todd Henry. His book, The Accidental Creative, is one of my go to books when working with church leaders. Tomorrow Todd is releasing his second book, Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Every Day, which I am anticipating greatly. When Todd Rhoades and I were putting together a list of interviews that we wanted to […]

Sep
18
2013

Conversations: What Canada Can Teach Us

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Canada is a wonderful country. The cities are beautiful, the people are incredibly nice, and they gave us hockey (what more do you need?). But Canada also has the potential to give the evangelical church in the United States another, very important gift: wisdom and experience. Ten years ago Canada legalized same-sex marriage. Today, in America, we are rapidly moving towards legalization of same-sex marriage in all fifty states. Whether this scares you, or excites you, […]

Sep
16
2013

When a Church (Finally) Gets it Right

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This month Ministry Briefing changed from a monthly to a weekly publication. This means we are able to get news and information out to our readers in a much more timely basis (and YOU can get one week free by clicking here). Now that I got the commercial out of the way, I wanted to highlight a story in the September 13th edition of Ministry Briefing: White Baptist Church Apologizes for Ban Against Black Members in the 60’s […]

Sep
4
2013

Hook Ups, Billy Corgan, & Business on Facebook

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I can not believe that September is here. It seems that it was only yesterday that I was planting our garden, and chasing away the baby rabbits attempting to much on my watermelon vines. With the beginning of the new month, I am excited to announce the release of September’s Ministry Briefing. This month we have another two hundred stories that will help you stay in know, keep up with culture, and develop better sermons. […]

Aug
2
2013

August’s Ministry Briefing: Fart Spray Mishaps

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My friend Todd and I have been working on Ministry Briefing since the beginning of the year. For those who are not familiar with what we are doing, each month we summarize and link to over two hundred stories that church leaders will find helpful. We include studies, news stories, blog posts, and all sorts of other information that you may have missed through the course of the month. We have found that there is […]

Jun
5
2013

Parable of the White Sentra or Agile Leadership

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Yesterday morning I was returning from my Tuesday morning Bible study, minding my own business on the 135 (a pretty significant highway on Long Island), when it happened: the person driving the white Nissan Sentra in front of me realized that they were about to miss their exit, slammed on their brakes, and went from 70 mph to 20 mph in the blink of an eye. I am not making this up… I looked at […]

Jun
3
2013

Craig Groeschel & Perry Noble on Ministry Briefing

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Today marks the release of the June edition of Ministry Briefing, and I think it is our best yet. This month we brought together over 200 stories that we believe are helpful for church leaders to read. We think that this is one of the best tools available for church leaders today, but don’t take our word for it, check out what other church leaders are saying: As a ministry leader, timely news and  targeted […]

May
6
2013

Speed Round, Featuring Mark Driscoll and Ed Young

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This afternoon we present the latest Ministry Briefing Speed Round, featuring stories focused on Ed Young and Mark Driscoll: Mark Driscoll surprises everyone by making environmentally insensitive comments, and suggests that men who drive minivans are mini-men. Ed Young hosts “Dog Days Weekend,” which encourages everyone to bring their dogs to church and tailors the sermon around dogs. Pray for the janitor. If stories like these interest you, check out Ministry Briefing Digest, 175 stories, articles, and studies that pastors […]

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