Purpose Is Everything

Starbucks has a purpose statement. It is written on the back side of every apron. Customers don’t see it. “To inspire and nurture the human spirit, one person, one cup, and one neighborhood at a time.” There is a correlation between the beginning of coffee shops and the start of the industrial revolution. Some historians say there is a cause

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Smile More!

What do you think about this statement? “The most important thing you can do to create a loving church is smile more.” On a scale of 1 to 10 how true do you think that is? C’mon, pick a number because I am going to ask you the question again after you watch this. Did that move your number up

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How to Comprehend and Fix Behaviour

There is an underlying sequence inside a person which ultimately demonstrates itself in the behaviour exhibited by their lives. We are often confronted with words out of a mouth that say one thing leaving an impression and quite a different story in what the person actually does. Always go with the outer evidence, not the words in developing your understanding

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The Five Foundation Pillars

It takes five foundation pillars to create any entity out of nothing.  And in church work sometimes you really do have to start from scratch. You might hope to get some help from outside your church and in some cases, it happens. But it is not likely. You have to accept responsibility for all five in house. Motivation First of

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Worship Team Wanted

I wish I had taken a picture. It was on the church sign in front of the church high above a four-lane highway. “Worship Team Wanted.” My mind whirred. What is that saying to a potential newcomer? I suppose it says different things to different people. Let’s see. To the church guitar player from the other church who really thinks

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