Leadership

How to Create a Fast Growing Organization

The Momentum Principle: "The right person, at the right time, in the right location, with the right methods, with the right inner circle of leaders equals success."
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Substance: One of the Fastest Growing Churches in US!

Based on the investigation of Lifeway research [linked below], Outreach magazine recently reported that Substance is officially one of the fastest growing churches in the U.S.!  Way to go Substance!  Officially, we’re number 8 in terms of national growth percentages, and number 21 in terms of overall numbers. (Go God!)  Especially as we hit our…
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6 Reasons Why I Love Preaching from My Ipad

Every year or two, there’s always a trendy little gadget that steals our hearts.  My wife gave me an Ipad as an early birthday present (next Wed).  At first, I thought it’d be just another toy.  But I have gotten totally and completely hooked.  And I’ve had a boatload of pastors/lecturers ask me:  “Should I…
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Charisma Magazine did an Article on Substance

  Whenever we get a shout out from a national or regional publication I love to give you guys a peek.  Well this month we got a cool little feature in Charisma magazine as being a “Trendsetting Church” (April 2010).   So hats off to all you wonderful leaders at Substance… after all, you guys are…
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Stinkin’ Cool Pastor Alert: Scott Wilson at the Oaks

  We just had a crazy worship night last night.  Wow.  I feel beat up, yet happy!  (I can see why God is gonna give us resurrection bodies to worship him in heaven).  The crazy thing is that we had over 400 people join us live online (isn’t that crazy?)  But, right before I got…
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So How Does he Pick his Messages?

  Every month I ask my staff:  What are people dealing with the most?  What are the issues that are obstructing our church member’s abilities to experience and know God.  Of course, this is a tough question for me to ask… after all, if the sermons were up to me (& not God), I’d have…
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A Monday Morning Devotional For Tired Leaders

   I cry when I watch NFL films.  I know it’s a strange confession… especially for an artsy alternative boy like myself.  Both in high-school and college I was the “extreme-sports-only” guy.  But, NFL films make everything so climactic.  And, let’s be honest, NFL films aren’t necessarily about football.  They’re about normal people with huge…
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Teaching Church Planters! Yay!

  Wow, I just got to do one of the coolest things yesterday.  In case you didn’t know, we belong to one of the most amazing church organizations called the Association of Related Churches. (ARC).   Yesterday was a national “C.P.R.” Church Planters Roundtable where people fly in from all across the country to learn about…
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Speaking at NorthCentral’s Missional Conference

What a weekend!I hope you guys enjoyed John Bolin!Talk about a fun guy.It was also a huge blessing to me as I was preaching at NorthCentral University’s Missional Conference.  I would be exhausted today if I had to preach 3 services, a leadership service, and then 3 more sessions here at the NCU conference. Today…
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