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Fingerprints Everywhere, Name Nowhere

"We want our fingerprints to be everywhere, and our names to be nowhere." —Paul Loyless

My good friend Paul Loyless of Compassion International made this statement while we were on a vision trip to Peru last year.

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How You Lead Matters

You’ve probably heard it a dozen times from leadership books, from leadership coaches, from social media, from every source imaginable. People don’t leave jobs — they leave leaders. It’s become a standard leadership cliche. But cliches often become cliches because they’re true. People don’t leave jobs. They leave the people who were leading them in those jobs. And if you’re a leader, that’s a reality you have to pay attention to every day.

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Growing your church one experience at a time

Have you visited a Starbucks lately? If you have, chances are better than not that you received a smile, were asked your name and, if you didn’t like your drink, were offered a replacement with no questions asked. Traveling as much as I do gives me plenty of opportunities to hit a local Starbucks and, even though I tend to prefer local establishments over chains, I greatly respect and appreciate the consistent experience I get at Starbucks. That’s why Ryan Stigile’s recent article about why people like Starbucks more than the church caught my attention.

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5 resources to help you make more disciples in 2016

Here at Church Community Builder our goal is to help church leaders be more effective for the sake of making disciples. Everything we do revolves around that purpose. As the year comes to a close, you’re no doubt spending more time dreaming about how you can do that better next year. Today I want to highlight five of our most popular resources that will help make 2016 an even better year for disciple making than 2015.

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