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5 Things We Did In 2014 To Grow By 1059%

5 Things We Did In 2014 To Grow By 1059% | Build For Victory | Scoop.it

2014 was a pivotal year for us here at Gleam, we’ve gone from humble bootstrapped beginnings to now having a product that is reaching more than 10M users every month & growing at 20%. 


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Ministry Innovation Travels on Two Legs: The People-Centric Process of New Ideas

Ministry Innovation Travels on Two Legs: The People-Centric Process of New Ideas | Build For Victory | Scoop.it
When we talk about things like disruption and radical innovation, and innovation tools and processes, it’s easy to forget that people drive innovation. But if innovation is a process (and it is), it is surely a people-centric process.
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Stuck in a Funk: How to Get Your Church Moving Forward by Tony Morgan

Stuck in a Funk: How to Get Your Church Moving Forward by Tony Morgan | Build For Victory | Scoop.it
Do you feel like your church or ministry has hit a wall? Or does it feel like no matter what you do you can’t seem to make it over the next hurdle? Tony Morgan, in his book Stuck in a Funk?
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Does Your Leadership Reveal the Character of God? – Pure Church ...

Does Your Leadership Reveal the Character of God? – Pure Church ... | Build For Victory | Scoop.it
One of the best ministry tools I know of are the wonderful little booklets produced by CCEF and New Growth Press. The booklets provide concise, biblical and inexpensive (most cost only a couple of dollars) answers to ...
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Trends Among Growing Churches: Some Reflections on the Fastest Growing and Largest U.S. Churches

Trends Among Growing Churches: Some Reflections on the Fastest Growing and Largest U.S. Churches | Build For Victory | Scoop.it
ChurchLeaders.com exists to equip, inspire and inform ministry leaders for greater impact!
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What’s the Difference Between Church Mission Statements and a Tagline?

What’s the Difference Between Church Mission Statements and a Tagline? | Build For Victory | Scoop.it
Just Do It. This may be the most known marketing slogan in the world. 25 years ago, Nike fused brand and tagline with three words.
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Architects Eager to Begin Crystal Cathedral's Renovation - Aleteia

Architects Eager to Begin Crystal Cathedral's Renovation - Aleteia | Build For Victory | Scoop.it
Architects Eager to Begin Crystal Cathedral's Renovation Aleteia The Diocese of Orange purchased the 3,000-seat Crystal Cathedral in February of 2012 from the Protestant church which founded it.
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Gothic architecture will be shaken but not stirred - Warwick Courier

Gothic architecture will be shaken but not stirred - Warwick Courier | Build For Victory | Scoop.it
Gothic architecture will be shaken but not stirred Warwick Courier “The maintenance and conservation of listed church buildings such as ours is a huge legal responsibility that falls on parochial church councils with little or no help from the...
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Casting Crowns, Newsboys, Lecrae Join Teen Mania's SURGE Nationwide Event Targeting 'Apathetic' Youth

Casting Crowns, Newsboys, Lecrae Join Teen Mania's SURGE Nationwide Event Targeting 'Apathetic' Youth | Build For Victory | Scoop.it
Studies show that a large percentage of young Christians drop out of church between high school and age 30 due to issues with their faith, but the founder of Teen Mania Ministries is hoping to draw them back in with a unique, nationwide experience...
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Nationwide Event Targets 'Apathetic' Youth

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Mark MacDonald: Overwhelmed Communicators

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We always like to hear from the new board members of our nonprofit parent, the Center for Church Communication, and today we talk with Mark MacDonald. Mark has recently joined the board to help with the Certification Lab.
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Number of Unpaid Ministers Rises as Denominations Decline

Number of Unpaid Ministers Rises as Denominations Decline | Build For Victory | Scoop.it
Is unpaid ministry the future of the mainline church? At least one expert thinks so.
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Pastors and Leaders: Ignore the Power of Media at Your Own Peril

Pastors and Leaders: Ignore the Power of Media at Your Own Peril | Build For Victory | Scoop.it
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Developing as Assessment Culture that Provides Truth Today and Direction Tomorrow

Developing as Assessment Culture that Provides Truth Today and Direction Tomorrow | Build For Victory | Scoop.it
I hate bad stats. They undermine the credibility of Christians and can confuse the issues. (I’ve written on the issue in Christianity Today.) But when we apply stats wisely, they can be of great benefit.
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Clergy Anger & the Urgency of a True Spiritual Life

Clergy Anger & the Urgency of a True Spiritual Life | Build For Victory | Scoop.it
Most pastors are inherently "nice people". Abusers take advantage of them, and they take it. They may even think that this is a sign of humility and faithfulness to the Lord. Yet in fact, these abu...
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Dysfunctional bullies with power in the church

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Embrace Restrictions: The 5-Minute Presentation

Embrace Restrictions: The 5-Minute Presentation | Build For Victory | Scoop.it
Earlier this year I gave a talk at the Ignite Conference in Minneapolis about reading a lot of books. The kicker: The talk was limited to five minutes (strictly enforced) and 20 slides that auto-advanced every 15 seconds.
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Too Busy to Connect: Avoiding Invalidation in our Communication

Too Busy to Connect: Avoiding Invalidation in our Communication | Build For Victory | Scoop.it
Do we care about talking to each other anymore, or are we settling for mostly texts, emails, tweets, and similar electronic quickies? We often think that quick communication saves time. This is true in some cases.
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Interfaith push to fix Affordable Care Act church-specific glitch

The Obama administration has denied the AFL-CIO request. The Church Pension Group estimates that about 6% of clergy and 16% of lay employees currently enrolled in The Episcopal Church Medical Trust's plans would ...
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Tradition Prefers Failure to Innovation

Tradition Prefers Failure to Innovation | Build For Victory | Scoop.it
I remember the first time I heard of IDEO - a famous firm that seemingly few have heard about – a company that helps others innovate.
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Certification Lab: Interview With Stephen Brewster

Certification Lab: Interview With Stephen Brewster | Build For Victory | Scoop.it
Stephen Brewster is the creative arts pastor at Cross Point Church in Nashville, Tenn. He’s also one of the presenters and organizers of the Certification Lab, a two-day training intensive coming to Nashville in October.
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Is Your Church Strategy Really Yours or Just an Illusion?

Is Your Church Strategy Really Yours or Just an Illusion? | Build For Victory | Scoop.it
The illusion of a strategy is worse than not having a strategy. For the person who wants to lose weight, the illusion of a diet/exercise plan is worse than not having one. Because when you don’t have one, you at least know you don’t have one.
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Churches keeping historic music alive - Toledo Blade

Churches keeping historic music alive - Toledo Blade | Build For Victory | Scoop.it
Toledo Blade Churches keeping historic music alive Toledo Blade Trinity is one of the area's oldest parishes at 150 years, but an architectural do-over in 2003 yielded a sanctuary open to the walls and its star-studded blue ceiling, a setting...
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Thriving in Uncertainty

Thriving in Uncertainty | Build For Victory | Scoop.it
- a quick personal note: I'm away attending to some urgent family business, so I've had to suspend the 2013 GsD Fall Term for a week. In it's place, I'm reposting one of the most popular series on ...
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Ten years after the worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns with another groundbreaking work

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Don’t Let Fear Sabotage the Development of Your Ministry Leaders

Don’t Let Fear Sabotage the Development of Your Ministry Leaders | Build For Victory | Scoop.it
What would happen if the Christ Centered leaders in your church began to pour into and develop new leaders?  The impact on your church and community could be massive. You can’t argue with the power of multiplication.
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7 Key Steps of Recruiting, Training, and Retaining Church Volunteers

7 Key Steps of Recruiting, Training, and Retaining Church Volunteers | Build For Victory | Scoop.it
I’ve written on burnout (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 & also this one) and volunteer issues before, but the key to avoiding those issues is right-fitting volunteers and placing safe boundaries around their workload.
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5 Ways to Measure Missional Advance and Impact in Your Neighborhood

5 Ways to Measure Missional Advance and Impact in Your Neighborhood | Build For Victory | Scoop.it
Over the past month, many people have heard about my “Jericho Road Moment.” That story is part of a bigger story this year where I’m praying and pursuing God’s kingdom work in my neighborhood and city with renewed initiative and intentionality.
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