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4 Ways to Overcome Small Group Obstacles this Fall

John Gilman September 5, 2017

Fall is the time of year when families begin establishing new routines and schedules. As a new school year gets underway, many churches like to highlight the scriptural call to community through the introduction of small groups. Discipleship and meeting together for fellowship are so vital for spiritual wellness and growth. The practice of accountability… Continue Reading »

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Is your Church in the Cloud?

John Gilman August 21, 2017

On paper, the Church is an organization. In reality, the Church is an organism. Each one is unique. Each one has many parts. And each one needs to stay connected, even when they aren’t gathered. The most prevailing description and analogy related to the Church in scripture is a Body. In fact, the apostle Paul… Continue Reading »

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The Importance of Prioritizing Rest as a Leader

John Gilman June 27, 2017

There are times we begin to feel depleted, empty, running out of steam. If we are even a little self-aware we can see the signs within ourselves. We become easily irritated, quick to become critical, find ourselves complaining, feeling extremely pessimistic, unusually tired. Our body has unique ways of sending out signals warning us that… Continue Reading »

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Outreach 101: 5 Keys to Discipleship and Growth

John Gilman May 18, 2017

Many churches are continuing the push to reach new people as they realize the need to engage the millennial generation.  These efforts can certainly be evaluated with mixed reviews as most churches are plateaued and declining.  This is concerning, but what must the church do to solve this issue? The answers may seem complex, but… Continue Reading »

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Cultivating a Well-Rounded Ministry

John Gilman May 4, 2017

Piloting a helicopter demands one’s complete attention to control the madness of the multiple parts of the machine. Pilots lean on 3 dimensional thinking to navigate the constant roll, pitch and yaw and move in the desired direction. It reminds me of the skills needed to operating a successful church. Cultivating a well rounded ministry… Continue Reading »

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10 Easter Celebration Do’s and Don’ts

John Gilman April 13, 2017

Easter weekend is arguably the biggest worship service of the year for most churches. A considerable amount of planning should go into all that is happening on this big day. Why is it so important? First, it is the day that Christ-followers celebrate the empty tomb and that Jesus arose from the dead – can’t… Continue Reading »

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7 Steps to Launching A Successful Ministry

John Gilman February 21, 2017

Don’t fly a plane before it’s built. Don’t move into a house that’s under construction and don’t launch a ministry before it’s ready. I’ve seen many people with a love for God and a heart for people launch ministries with enthusiasm that haven’t lasted. I’ve seen small groups fail, youth outreaches come and go, churches… Continue Reading »

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