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Lack of focus kills…where is yours?

In my work life, I help lead the Consumer Packaged Goods and Retail Industry at Dassault Systemes.  Part of what I do is help design the solutions that help companies innovate.  One area focuses on the in-store world. There is a well know fact that 80% of all initiatives fail.  There are a ton of […]

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Why churches fail…loss of focus kills.

Jim Collins wrote a series of books that talk about companies that move from “Good to Great,” sustain their performance because they are “Built to Last” and sometimes lose that greatness and implode while we are stuck to consider “How the Mighty Fall.” To give a VERY BRIEF recap on the process, companies that get […]

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If this is not a call to action, I don’t know what is!

A paper called “A mathematical model of social group competition with application to the growth of religious non-affiliation” presented this week at the Dallas meeting of the American Physical Society predicts organized religion will be driven toward extinction in 9 countries. Is this really true? What are we (as the church) willing to do about it?

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Let the children lead…

Out of the prayers of children can come the clarity of God’s call for all of our churches.

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Egypt & Social Media…the blueprint of creating a digital movement (even for your church.)

Churches can learn a lesson from the digital revolution in Egypt. A digital movement can be generated using the social media tools now available. The power is in your hands. Use it wisely.

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Stay top of mind! State your calling in 5 to 8 words.

Many churches are going through their annual planning process to make a “Kingdom-difference” in their community. The problem is that most churches are not focused. They want to do everything well. But what is their focus? Creating a clear call can make all of the difference.

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What are your 3 big words? Untangling the mess of church strategic planning.

Many churches get bogged down in the strategic planning process. They get lost in the concepts of mission and vision and try to throw everything (including the kitchen sink). Try a different approach by focusing on 3 big words. Here’s how…

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Setting the bar…what are your goals for 2011?

Four our of five people will break their New Year’s resolution. Churches fail in the same trap. It is because they are too general and express more of a “wish” than a real, tangible goal. Learn how BHAGs (Big Hairy Audacious Goals) can make all of the difference…

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Expanding your boundaries…the impact of hyper-social nature of man and social media.

The growth of tribes and digital technologies create new opportunities for churches to “expand their boundaries” beyond the four walls of the church. How can churches understand the concepts of “hyper-social” and “human 1.0″ as well as new models and technologies for interaction to help create God-centered change.

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Is this what you are meant for? Reflecting on God’s Calling for You and Your Church

Reflection is always a good thing. We get caught up in our day-to-day living and get so busy that we never have a chance to reflect on our lives or how we serve God (either on our own or as part of the church. As you reflect on your life, what would God say about you and your church?

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