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  • History of the Four Temperaments

    Hundreds of years before Jesus lived, the father of medicine, Hippocrates, described four categories of human traits and behavior that he believed were influenced by the “humors,” or the four...

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  • Christmas Visitors

    Here are three things we do to turn first-time visitors during the holidays into returning guests the next week. 1.  Assume they're in the room. We start the service by...

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  • Three Secrets to Volunteer Recruitment

    Some of our volunteer roles aren’t always fun: parking team volunteers brave the rain, heat, and grumpy drivers; production team volunteers arrive before sunrise for sound check; family ministry volunteers...

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  • One Critical Habit for Engaging the Unchurched

    One Critical Habit for Engaging the Unchurched There’s ONE thing at the center of the target for us whenever we’re engaging with unchurched folks. We’re aiming for a conversation, not...

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  • Evangelism Through Generosity

    One of the challenges of being a church for unchurched people is that you don’t meet unchurched people in church. Until they’ve interacted with or been invited by one of...

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  • Accessible and Irresistible

    Thoughts from Andy on Creating a More Irresistible Church At Drive 2013, Andy challenged church leaders to consider how accessible and irresistible they were making the message of Jesus for...

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  • 100 Almost Free Ways to Appreciate Volunteers

    Our KidMin staff brainstormed for 30 minutes on free or nearly free ways we can appreciate our volunteers. Our goal was to come up with 100 ideas! After we took out...

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  • Starting Point - Easter Visitors

    Every single Sunday, the goal of our services is the same: to create an experience so engaging that folks will want to return next week. Each week, we’re trying to...

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  • Staff Communication

    [Begin scene] Husband sits at kitchen table eating a bagel and reading newspaper. Wife enters, harried, and tells husband her parents are coming over for dinner that evening. Husband grunts....

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