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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Copy a Mega-Church

If someone asked you who you’re following in today’s church landscape, you could probably answer with a list of 3-5 church leaders and perhaps 3-5 organizations to whom you’re paying close attention. Even if you say you don’t have a list, chances are you do. Your list might simply consist of critics of mega-church leaders or mega-churches. We all…

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Do These 3 Selfish Leadership Motivations Describe You?

I wish I could remember who it was, but years ago someone told me that accumulation and success has a cycle. More Better Different This is true among the rich, but–stay tuned–it also has application for leaders. Here’s how it looks when it comes to wealth. As soon as you see it, you’ll recognize this…

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Stoked About Sunday?

So it’s tempting as we head into the weekend to say things like "so stoked about Sunday" or "so pumped about our next (fill in the blank for the service or event here).  But why are we stoked? Are we excited: because we’re speaking? because we organized the event? because we’re trying to get or…

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What Happened Christmas Eve

So we rolled with our Christmas Eve services and I think our Service Programming team (the sweet team that creates our services) did a great job straddling the tension between giving people what they want and delivering what people need.  As last week’s post pointed out, Christmas is an especially tough service to plan. So…

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What I Learned About Church from Bono – Transcendence

U2 is the biggest band in the world, and their latest 360 degree Tour makes you aware of that.  Constructing what many believe to be the biggest stage set in concert history, their stage is gigantic.  Check out this video for a tour of the set.  I’m pretty sure that at the Rogers Center, they…

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Great Ideas

I love getting around leaders who make me think.  Yesterday I had the opportunity to be at the North Point staff meeting where Reggie Joiner spoke.  After serving at North Point for over 10 years, Reggie left the staff there to devote all of his time to ReThink.  As part of that move, he's traveled…

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Your Favourite Christmas Music, Please…

Okay, this will just be fun for a Friday.  It's pretty much officially Christmas season. What's your favourite Christmas music? I'd love everyone to weigh in one: Your favourite current Christmas CD Your all time favourite Christmas CD Your favourite Christmas song to sing on Christmas Eve Here's mine: Current: Relient K – Let it…

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