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Confessions of A Small-Church Pastor

Palm Sunday: A Service of Lessons and Prayers

For this Palm Sunday, we took a different approach. We combined elements of the Liturgy of the Palms about the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, with elements of the...


beauty and depravity

A vision has sprouted: Churches Standing Together for Oso Mudslide Relief.

It’s been such a heavy week processing all the news from the tragedy of the mudslides in Snohomish County in Washington or otherwise known by locals as the Oso Mudslide. On...


Provocative Church

Something More

One man's life changed the course of history for billions of people across the globe. He is both revered and reviled, famed and feared and you know who he is without a single...


Frankly Speaking

Figuring It Out At Finish Line

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Brian Barela's Blog

Passion is Central to The Future of Work

I discovered Somewhere yesterday, a new platform (only requesting invitations at this stage) that aims to help people “show the world what they do and how they work.”...


3 Dangers to Avoid for Visionary Leaders

So you say you are a visionary leader. Every organization needs a visionary. This person sees the future possibility and can begin to construct what that looks like in broad brush...


Confessions of a Worship Leader

How To Get Tons of Followers on Twitter – Free

Ok, This seems to be a popular subject so I thought I’d write a posting on it.Everyone wants to know how to have tons of followers on Twitter, so here are a few steps to...


History in the Making

We're Trying to Accomplish Something

"Hell there are no rules. We're trying to accomplish something." -Thomas Edison I'm not blogging anymore. Sadly. (I blame Twitter.) But I am sending confidential emails to a group...



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Reaching The Online Generation

Leadership on the Back of a Chick-Fil-A Receipt

Random thoughts about leadership that hit me while munching on some delicious Chick-Fil-A nuggets and waffle fries.  I used my receipt to record these thoughts and expanded upon...


Jason Bedell Online

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Church 2.0 - the blog

Does Google Hate Christians? Do Christians Hate Google?!

Answer: NO.  And some. But if you were to believe some vocal Christians complaining about Google changing their policies, you would think that they do hate us.  Google used to...


Perry Noble dot com

NewSpring Church Staff Core Values

In the February edition of the Leadership Podcast, we mentioned that in one of Andy Stanley's recent podcasts, he recommended that we develop a culture for our team and create...


Duo Digest

Practices for a Missional Church Planting Order

What practices can sustain missional practice and spiritual vitality among church planters? Taking cues from Ignatius of Loyola, who gains authority by virtue of the missionary...


All Praise Blog

The Kind of Worshipper God Wants

John 4:23-24 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God...


Agile Ministry

Taking a Sabbatical

After much prayer and consideration, I have decided that it is time to put Volunteer Centered on hold for a bit and take a break. I have been writing for 5 years and have said ...