Essentials Part 7: Leadership is a Privilege

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Regarding the ministry “growth Essentials” I’ve been blogging about, I wish I could say the concepts are new and profound, but that’s not the case. They’re really quite simple, in theory: 1. Healthy at the core.2. High quality, low complexity (two posts).3. Prayed up.4. Outreach is indispensable (two posts). Essential #5: Leadership is a Privilege. This idea is tied into …

Essentials Part 6: An Evangelism Taxonomy

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The past few weeks I’ve been writing about Essentials for ministry growth, based on observations from my travels around the country. This week is the second part of the outreach Essential: An Evangelism Taxonomy. It seems to me that growing, fruitful ministries often take evangelism beyond a single level. Here is a three-level taxonomy that I see often, though the ministries that use …

Essentials Part 5: Outreach is Indispensable

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Essentials for ministry growth that we’ve talked about so far: Healthy at the Core Reduce Complexity to the Point of Quality (two posts) Prayed Up These are observations from my travels. This week’s essential: Outreach is Indispensable. Occasionally I hear: Our job right now is to work on discipleship. We need to build up the saints to get them ready …

Essentials Part 4: Prayed Up

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This is a series about Essentials for ministry growth (in quantity and quality). Essential #1: Healthy at the CoreEssential #2: Reduce complexity to the point of qualityEssential #3: Prayed UpI fly into town for a week-long mission at Campus X. It’s pretty clear when the host ministry is all prayed up: Ordinary secular reality is broken apart.  Holes have been …