Resource Roundup #41

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Featured Resource: 2017 Annual Report

It’s time again for our annual report—that yearly opportunity we have to celebrate God’s grace and walk in transparency before this wonderful family of churches.

Here's a look at the table of contents...


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The Best Simple Business Models That Work

This is a very quick read geared toward businesses and businessmen. But it could very easily translate into the realm of churches and churchmen. In fact, if you simply read the bolded headings you'd be done in about 10 seconds and would have plenty of ammunition for your next staff or elder meeting.


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10 Easy Phrases Which Point to a Healthy Team

Do you want to be a part of a healthy team? Do you like simple? Maybe we’ve made this more complicated than it has to be. I think there are values we can strive to attain which can help make our teams healthy. Let’s be honest, in team dynamics – just as in relationships – there are seasons when things are better than other times. But, over the course of months and years we should be able to identify a healthy team. You certainly know one when you serve on one.

I have noticed a few key things which are taking place when I’m on a healthy team. Here are 10 easy phrases which point to a healthy teams...


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Have you ever wondered what separates a healthy church from an unhealthy church when they have the same doctrine (and even methods) on paper? The long-term health and durability of a church simply cannot exceed the health of her elders who lead, teach, shepherd, and pray the church forward. Therefore, building and maintaining a healthy plurality of elders is the key to durability. Yet a healthy plurality is a delicate thing working through hardship and the difficulties of relationship while pursuing the noble task of eldership. If you wish to grow deeper in your theology of eldership to lead with a healthy, biblical vision of plurality, then this is your “How-To” guide.


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Parents, Take Note of the Spiritual Practices Common to Kids Who Flourish As Adults

Dear Pastor, Leader, Christian,

You owe it to yourself to read this prayer from Scotty Smith. Read it again. Then make it your own.


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Why Baby Boomers and Millennials Make Great Teams

The differing communication style of these two generations can prove to be an asset — if managed correctly.