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Welcoming Guests and First Impressions

The sermon starts in the parking lot, and the impression you make for your guests on Sunday morning during the first 10 minutes will be indelible.

Technology and The Church

Leveraging technology for ministry can be an incredible blessing. But it can also be fraught with problems and pitfalls. Learn how to use technology well.

Vision and Leadership

Our God longs for leaders to request of Him to do that which they cannot. Faith filled vision, leadership and risk are key ingredients for ministry.

Preaching and Communication

You know and understand how challenging it is to communicate. It is hard to get and capture people's attention. Learn how to communicate effectively.

Creativity and Innovation

Being creative means asking the right questions and making new associations. Discover new and creative ideas for your ministry.

Waving Goodbye To 2009

Using the Google Wave interface...we take a look at the highlights and lowlights of 2009

A Christmas Gift Worth Getting

I've used Logos throughout my years of seminary and believe it is one of the best programs out there for Bible study and research. Logos is one of the most comprehensive and powerful software packages on the market - now having recently added a iPhone/iPod app.

Although this software is top does come with a hefty price tag.

But during Christmas they are running a 25% discount code: DECKTHEHALLS

If you were thinking of purchasing Logos Bible Software, make sure to take advantage of this discount!

A Job Interview That Will Make You Think (And Sweat)

At The Business Insider, Alyson Shontell wrote about her unsuccessful job interview with Google, which has gained a reputation for asking hard and bizarre questions that test a candidate’s creativity, priorities, and critical thinking skills. She provided 15 examples from other people who’ve interviewed with Google:
How much should you charge to wash all the windows in Seattle?
Why are manhole covers round?

Design an evacuation plan for San Francisco.

You have eight balls all of the same size 7 of them weigh the same, and one of them weighs slightly more. How can you find the ball that is heavier by using a balance and only two weighings?
You can read more questions and the preferred answers at the link.

Granted, I not sure that I would want to be on the receiving end of those most challenging questions - but what is cool about these Google interview questions, is that they challenge the person to critically think and be creative.  Too often it is those skills that are most needed in a job - particularly in ministry. 

Facebook vs. Twitter

I think posting infographics like this one, remind us all of the scope and impact these social networks have.  The next issue is the question of how the church is going to effectively leverage and participate within them? Or will the church simply ignore them, hoping that they'll go away?

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(ht: Metrobest)

"The Best Book I’ve Read On The Nature Of Church Ministry"

Best is a strong word - yet listen to Pastor Mark Dever explain why he thinks this is the BEST book on the nature of church ministry.

This book is 50% off for the next 48 hours at Westminster books (here)

Don't miss this opportunity to get this book.

It's Not Just For Kids!

Based on the most recent Pew Internet report, the median ages of some of the most popular social networks are:
Social networks are not for just for kids.

Given that fact, how is your church using social media for ministry throughout the church (kids and adults alike)?