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Strategy Making

A recent article in Harvard Business Review caught my attention.  “Strategy Making in Turbulent Times, a Dynamic New Model.”  Authors Michael Mankins and Mark Gottfredson, point out the need to move organizations forward with a continuous process of strategy making.…

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Brainstorming a Future Church

André Paul Guillaume, French author, stated, “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” This famous quote helps us understand that we cannot expect to grow or to go to new heights…

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Timing is Everything

On a recent flight from Houston, I was looking at my boarding pass after takeoff. Just a few minutes before we departed, this paper was a great necessity to me; it provided my access to my seat on the plane.…

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3 Ways to Support the Lead Pastor in the Summer

It’s mid-July and I remember it well after decades of being a full-time staff pastor. Is your lead pastor away on sabbatical, study leave, or an extended vacation? I can certainly write much about my summer ministry experiences, i.e.: Keeping…

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Checking off the “To Do” List

Jay Hostetler, May 5, 2015 I love to check things off the list. It feels so rewarding to get things done. In the speed driven world of high production and constant plugged-in behavior, we are all “gettin’ it done.” In…

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Church Plant Cords, Cables, & Competition?

Donna Hostetler, March 29, 2015 This morning it was our awesome privilege to be a part of a church plant pre-launch Sunday in Downers Grove, IL. Next Sunday, Easter morning will be the exciting official launch of City Wave church.…

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