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Why Not?

Jay Hostetler, November 2, 2015 I love the financial advisor commercial on TV where the kid continues to ask his dad “why not?” in relation to his dad’s working relationship with his broker. The “why not” question provokes feelings of…

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Heaven

Donna Hostetler, October 26, 2015 I recently met my dear friend Doris in downtown Chicago early one morning. We started the day looking for a place to eat a bite. We found a local market just off Michigan Ave. that…

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Who’s Scooping the …?

Donna Hostetler, October 19, 2015 As I drove into the park a couple of weeks ago, I thought this sign was very interesting. No horses allowed. I've never seen a sign like this. Hmmm. They're beautiful animals and one of…

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Ministry Coaching

Jay Hostetler, October 12, 2015 The football season is in full force! I will quickly admit that I spent many hours on a recent Saturday watching college football. Most of us get excited about potential upsets; it’s fun to root…

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Keep Calm and Recharge

Donna Hostetler, October 6, 2015 Did you see the story in the “Morning Rounds” segment of CBS This Morning on Thync, the triangular device that attaches to your head to give you a low dose of electric current? It’s designed…

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Children’s Ministry

Donna Hostetler, September 26, 2015 Are your local playgrounds empty on Sunday because the children are in your program? I hope so! How important is your children’s ministry?  I can’t even begin to answer that without a wealth of exclamation,…

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Website Travel

Donna Hostetler, September 18, 2015 Vacations are wrapping up. The focus is on the Fall and how to get new guest traffic into the church. Driving across a Midwestern state this summer I noticed this old motel. At one time…

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Staffing Strategies

Jay Hostetler, August 25, 2015 An enormous amount of staff transition is expected over the next decade. Founding pastors reaching retirement age, boomers nearing the end of their ministry leadership, and younger leaders seeking new opportunities is creating “new look”…

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NextGen or Next Genocide

Jay Hostetler, August 10, 2015 Much is happening in the world of NextGen ministries in today’s church landscape. I have been privileged to consult with churches that are making great gains in establishing values for focusing on effective ministry to…

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The 2015 Fall Crop

Donna Hostetler, July 29, 2015 Driving through the farm lands of Ohio and Indiana this summer, I’ve considered the life of the farmer, as I have no experiential knowledge. The closest I’ve come to a farm was a summer when…

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