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Coronavirus and the Church: How to Lead Online Groups

Most churches are streaming services or asking their congregations to host watch parties in their homes over the weekend, but what are they doing for small groups? After leading online small groups for over a decade, I have a little insight into how to coordinate and lead groups effectively. Not only can this meet a need during the Coronavirus crisis,…

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Coronavirus and the Church: How to Take Your Church Online … FAST!

Are you ready to move fully online, today?  If you read “Coronavirus and the Church: How to Best Prepare for the Inevitable“, then you probably want to know how to take your church online as fast as possible. In this post, I will give you simple steps every church can use to take their church fully online, from weekend sermons…

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Coronavirus and the Church: How to Best Prepare for the Inevitable

I know everyone has a “10 Ways to Stay Safe this Flu Season” article, but this is different. And for me, this is a lot more personal. My wife has Multiple Sclerosis, has been undergoing chemotherapy as her treatment for two years, and is immunocompromised. While people are picking sides on a virus, I am over here as a husband…

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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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Make the most of your time in Vista and come to North Coast Church for training at Sticky Teams

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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"You have nothing to prove and no one to impress." - Larry. 

I talk about margin a lot. I think some of it comes back to how I was raised, but most of it is how I went through ministry stressed and just plain tired for so long. So I learned how to say no and set proper priorities, learned to value the right thing in life, and really, learned to breathe easier. Maybe you're there now, and maybe, just maybe, you need some margin in your finances, relationships, time, and life too. 

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Church App Guide

Choose an App Provider that Works for You If your audience wants an app, then give it to them. If they rebuke it, ditch it. If they just want a way to connect, figure out a way that works for you in your context. That’s why I created this Church App Guide: to help you determine the why, what, and how…

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