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8 Ways Church Leaders Can Use Periscope to Aid Your Mission

Today’s guest post on Periscope is by Rich Birch of Unseminary.com and the Unseminary Podcast.  Rich was also a guest on Episode 8 of my podcast. Scroll down the bottom to learn more about Rich and get a free ministry magazine with some of Rich’s best content.  ____ Periscope is a live video-streaming app for iOS and Android smartphones. Twitter purchased…

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Why Shrinking Attention Spans Are a Myth (And 5 Ways to Fight Them)

As a leader, you fight for people’s attention. If you don’t have their attention, you don’t have influence. And if you have no influence, you’re not leading. So having people’s attention is critical. How do you get it? That’s a great question. And the emerging consensus today is that you need to be shorter because people’s…

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The Pros and Cons of a Celebrity Pastor Culture

Without a doubt, we live in a celebrity culture. It’s interesting that we can be fascinated with people we’ll never meet and who likely have little desire to meet us. But we are. And in the last decade, celebrity culture has taken hold in the church. The burning question: is it good for us?  …

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Why All Future Leaders Will Be Great Conversationalists

Sometimes there’s a revolution going on and you can sense it, but you can’t quite name it. Almost every leader is caught in one of those moments right now. How you lead—and how you need to lead to in order to be relevant—is changing, fast. A generation ago, a leader was regarded as an expert.…

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12 Cultural Trends Church Leaders Can't Ignore (But Might)

When you lead an organization — especially when you are responsible for leading an organization like the local church — there is a temptation to ignore trends or minimize the impact they will have on how you operate. It’s so difficult to gain and keep momentum, that when you have some momentum it becomes tempting…

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Converting On-Line to Real Life

I’ve been married in real life to the same amazing woman for twenty years.  We met in person, not online.  Only eight people were on the internet in 1990.   We weren’t two of them. But this weekend I’m preaching on the difference between on-line and real life relationship as part of our Like Me series.…

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What I Learned from My Social Media Fast

So I feel like I emerged from a cave yesterday when I came out of a five day social media fast.  How do I feel?  Like the rest of the world gets around by sports car and I got handed a wagon with a broken wheel and no horse. My rules were simple:  communicate with…

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