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Four Principles for Creating (and Growing) Sustainable Systems

Everyone likes to talk about scale, but not everyone can (or should) think about it. For me, I have had to find a happy medium between growing my business and balancing my life. In business books and articles like Forbes, they call this the “work life balance“. The thing is, I don’t have balance and do not intend to. But…

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Two Easy Wins for Content Management and Social Media Sharing

When you are head-down and focused on reaching your long-term goals, it’s easy to forget that the best way to reach them are easy wins along the way. Easy wins are what I would call a momentum makers, and the more wins you have along the way, the greater chance you have at accomplishing your big goals. Easy wins give…

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How to Make the Most of Sticky Teams (and other conferences)

It’s conference time again here at North Coast Training, and your pastor is probably wondering if the team should go again this year. The argument is pretty simple: If you’re doing the same conferences year after year, then you’re not learning anything new. You see the same speakers, hear the same talks, and go back to your church the same.…

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Why we switched hosts and how it improved our user experience.

We breathe a little easier now. If you have a website, then you know your web host is mission critical to your success. Everyone always assumes their hosting provider is working for them, but how many know that they need to work with you? It’s like making the move from a beginner’s stick, to one that’s meant for you. Like my…

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Creative Team Meeting Framework for Sermon Branding

Creative team meetings don’t have to be a headache. I want to help your church by providing a creative team meeting framework with ten questions that will help you discover, develop, and distribute an effective sermon series. It’s been almost two years since I originally created the sermon branding resource, so I felt it was time to renew the post…

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How to Save $82,000 a Year for Your Church

$82,000 is a lot of money, for any size of church.  A few months ago my friends at Tithely came to me asking about our experience with moving North Coast Church over to Tithely. To give you a little back-story, when we first started discussing the possibility of moving giving providers, we were using no less than three giving partners.…

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