Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Tuesday Roundup: Seven Articles

Multiplication is Impossible Without Intentionality

If 7-Eleven is intentional about multiplications, shouldn't churches be? Read more

Two Key Communication Benefits From the “Buy-In Bullseye”

It is hard to overstate the importance of communication when unveiling a new initiative or introducing change. The communication of a change is as critical as the strategic thinking behind the change. The communication of a new initiative is often as important as the initiative itself. A leadership team may have an incredible strategy, but if the communication is poor, the strategy will not be embraced. Leaders who communicate well have prepared the new initiative for momentum, while those who communicate poorly doom it to failure or a slow start. Read more

10 Reasons Why You Should Underprogram Your Church

A simple church can be more passionate about church planting, because a simpler church is easier to replicate and because it is seen as more preferable to send a growing number of people out to start a new work than to face the difficulty of accommodating more people in the original community. Read more

Eight Ways to Deal with Control Freaks in the Small Church

In small churches, each member has greater impact. This tends to attract control freaks. But we can deal with them lovingly and effectively. Read more

6 Reasons You Need the Songs of Jesus

The psalms were the divinely inspired hymnbook for the public worship of God in ancient Israel (1 Chron. 16:8–36). Because psalms were not simply read, but sung, they penetrated the minds and imaginations of the people as only music can do. They so saturated the heart and imagination of the average person that when Jesus entered Jerusalem it was only natural that the crowd would spontaneously greet him by reciting a line from a psalm (Mark 11:9; Ps. 118:26). Read more

Is Germany’s Refugee Crisis a Muslim Mission Field?

A three million-strong Christian denomination says a “strategic mission” to convert Muslims goes against “the spirit” of Jesus. Read more

The New Intolerance of Student Activism

A fight over Halloween costumes at Yale has devolved into an effort to censor dissenting views. Read more

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