• Free Chapter of Connect

    CONNECT! Creating a Culture of Relationships That Matter, by Phil Maynard In Connect!, Phil turns everything we have ever learned about how to do faith sharing upside down. It is not top down information sharing. It is not bottom up catechism learning. It is putting ourselves in the right places for person to person building of relationships, for heart to heart […][...]
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  • Free Chapter of Shift

    DOWNLOAD THE FIRST CHAPTER… FREE! – “Discover the key shifts that all churches must make if they are going to have a fruitful ministry in the next century… Rural, urban, black, Hispanic, Anglo, Asian, multicultural, liberal, evangelical… they all need to think through these key [...]
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  • Free Chapter of Membership to Discipleship

    DOWNLOAD THE FIRST CHAPTER… FREE! – Membership to Discipleship answers the fundamental questions facing those who would answer Christ’s call to encourage and equip those who would follow: “What behaviors mark the lives of growing disciples?” and “How do we provide the support and [...]
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  • Mystery Worship Audit

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  • The Grace Pattern

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  • Faith Coaching

    A great introduction to coaching in support of a dlscipleship process.  Growth as a disciple requires identifying our current reality, clear goals, and a plan to grow into our potential.  When we are accountable for our discipleship- we are much more likely to grow.  Faith coaching is a great [...]
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  • Missional Renaissance

    Reggie McNeal, nationally acclaimed author and consultant helps churches consider shifts toward becoming more missional.  We are reminded that the focus of ministry should be kingdom-oriented and not church oriented.  This requires that we start thinking differently and doing business in new ways.[...]
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  • See, Know, Serve Part 1

    Tom Bandy helps church leaders discover the value and impact of demographic resources in understanding their communities.  If we really want to reach the people in our communities we have to understand who they are.  Different lifestyle groups or microcultures bring different needs and [...]
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  • See, Know, Serve Part 2

    Tom Bandy helps church leaders discover the value and impact of demographic resources in understanding their communities.  If we really want to reach the people in our communities we have to understand who they are.  Different lifestyle groups or microcultures bring different needs and [...]
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  • Acts 1-8 Exercise

    A resource to help leaders understand the characteristics of people in their communities and what it would take to connect with them.  By exploring the characteristics of those active in the congregation and contrasting these with those not involved it is often possible to identify gaps in [...]
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  • Community Interviews

    Demographics are great but nothing beats actually talking to leaders in the community to develop an in-depth understanding of needs and opportunities.  This tool provides suggestions for who to be in conversation with and what kinds of questions might be helpful.  Identifying commonalities in [...]
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  • Demographic Survey

    This worksheet helps leadership teams process the demographic information about their community.  It is based on the QuickInsite Report available from MissionInsite and provides a template to explore a significant amount of data for understanding the local community[...]
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  • SCOT Analysis

    A quick, easy tool to help leaders begin to process their Strengths, Challenges, Opportunities, and Threats.  A great tool for exploring possibilities for new ventures or solving problems.  Often leads to a path of least resistance and helps identify when change is possible.[...]
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  • Behavioral Covenants

    This resource helps leadership teams develop a covenant that guides the way they agree to treat each other and deal with conflict in their work together.  A behavioral covenant provides clear guidelines for team interactions and for dealing with difficult conversations that may need to happen [...]
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  • Membership Covenant

    This sample covenant is available to serve as a model/template for churches seeking to set clear expectations for membership.  Membership covenants clarify the congregations expectations for those who are joining the church.  Research clearly indicates that churches that are growing and [...]
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  • What People Need – Summary

    This summary slide shows what research indicates people need from the church to grow as maturing disciples.  Research (Willow Creek Reveal Study) has identified some common elements that disciples say they need from the church to grow toward maturity.  You may be surprised at what they say![...]
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  • What’s The Difference Slide

    This table indicates some of the distinctions between what it means to be a member in contrast to what it means to be a disciple.  In a church culture that still counts people on membership rolls as a valid indicator of church health this table helps us identify some of […][...]
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  • 7 Spiritual Practices For a Stronger Christian Walk

    Free eBook reveals: The most important foundational practices rarely taught in churches today How authentic “love for one another” goes beyond our casual and electronic relationships. Why a faith walk that pleases God doesn’t happen by accident or by osmosis.[...]
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  • 5 Shifts For More Effective Churches eBook

    Free eBook reveals: How to be an expression of God’s hospitality to the world He so loved. (hint: it’s not about us!) The reason “Survival Mentality” is the opposite of how God wants us to live. Five vital shifts your church must make to be more effective.[...]
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