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2022 New Beginnings

Donna Hostetler Isn’t that the ultimate expression of our ministry focus?  New beginnings, new life, a new creation in Christ. All of our efforts are focused toward one goal—winning the lost, bringing hope to those without. And what better message…

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The Deep Dive Technique

Organization, Process, Culture, and Leadership According to www.RapidBi.com, the History of Deep Dive…“Originally developed by the IDEO group (a learning design company) for rapid product development, the Deep-Dive technique is now widely and increasingly used for innovation not only in product development…

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The Coach’s Words

One of my favorite August traditions is watching the Little League World Series. Kids from all over the country compete to reach the series held in Williamsport, PA. Even though I grew up in Western Pennsylvania and played little league,…

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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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Deep Dive Now!

A trip to Maui offered us the opportunity to snorkel floating underwater near the surface allowing us to see the beautiful coral reefs and saltwater fish. Scuba diving requires training to dive deep underneath the sea and see a magnificent…

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“Next Gen is the Now Gen”

This profound truth of the Now Gen comes our friend Pastor Erick Penn in Three Rivers, Michigan. We worked with Erick and his team to develop and strengthen their children’s and youth ministry to come under the larger umbrella of…

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Next Gen Ren

Renovation:  the process of improving a process or making something new. Renovation Island is an engaging HGTV series. Canadians Bryan and Sarah Baeumler work to restore an abandoned resort on a small island in the Bahamas. The resort property, with…

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Reaching the Community While Stuck at Home?

Jeff Jamba Overwhelmed. Bored.  Fearful. Looking ahead to opportunities in the future. We may feel all over the map when it comes to how we continue to deal with the unprecedented reality of COVID-19. In the first couple of weeks…

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Avoiding 3 Common Pitfalls of the Enneagram

By Jeff Jamba Enneafever!  It seems everyone in ministry is talking about it.  Andy Stanley (https://andystanley.com/podcast/enneagram-for-leaders-part-1/) recently devoted not one, but two leadership podcasts to it.  In particular among younger leaders, it’s growing popularity and staying power only seems to…

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Leading Change in the Church

by Jeff Jamba Leading change is difficult anywhere. Leading change in the church can be particularly difficult because many churches not only function as complex organizations but also as extended family for many people.  Leading change well in the church…

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