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Growth Points by Gary McIntosh


Parish Paper by Herb Miller

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2014 Mailings:

September

Parish Paper: How Churches Can Partner with Local Schools

Growth Points: What is Our Part in Missions, Part 1

July

Parish Paper: What Type of Follower Attends our Church?

Growth Points: What Is a Leader?

June:

Parish Paper: Caring for the Caregiver

May:

Parish Paper: Welcoming Children with Autism

April:

Growth Points: Are You an Anticipator or an Avoider?

Parish Paper: E-Giving - It's About More than Money

March:

Growth Points: Reducing the Intrusion of E-Mail

February:

Growth Points: Managing Conflict

Parish Paper: Clergy Turnover Consequences

January:

Growth Points: Deal with Resistance

Parish Paper: Big Ministry Trends 2014

 

2013 Mailings:

December

Growth Points: Ingredients for Effective Worship

Parish Paper: Why a Sense of Belonging Matters

November

Parish Paper: E-Mail Newsletters Worth More Than You Know

This means more than posting your print newsletter online.

Growth Points: Entry Events

October

Parish Paper: Key Questions about Worship Attenance

Growth Points: Evangelism Training

September

Parish Paper: Disaster Relief: Congregations in the Eye of the Storm

Growth Points: Number of Unchurched Friends

August

Parish Paper:"Power of Clergy Groups"

Growth Points:"Top Factors Found in Growing Churches"

July

Parish Paper: "Great Recession Lessons"

Growth Points: "Long Tenure Can Hurt Your Church"

June

Parish Paper: "Making Informed Decisions"

Growth Points: "Life Span [Stages] of Ministry"

May

Parish Paper: "Conversation Sand Traps"

Growth Points: "The Last 10 Minutes"

March

Parish Paper: "What Leadership Style Works in Our Church?"

Growth Points: "Isolation or Relationship?"

February

Parish Paper: Downsize Staff without Destroying Church

Growth Points: Small Group Life Cycle

2012 Mailings:

December:

Parish Paper: How to Use Our Five Senses During Advent

Growth Points: Healthy Churches Pray

November:

Parish Paper: How to Maintain Church Health in a Declining Population County

Growth Points: Revitalizing a Church Takes Time

October:

Parish Paper: Preventing Church Fraud

Growth Points: Don't Call Them Visitors

September:

Parish Paper: Where Are the Unchurched?

Growth Points: Add Side Doors to Your Church

August:

Parish Paper: Keys to Growing a Small Church

Growth Points: Commitments to Christ

July:

Parish Paper: "What Message Are We Sending about Giving?"

Growth Points: "Reaching Friends and Family"

May:

Parish Paper: "How to Turn Bystanders into Active Disciples"

Growth Points: "Worship Attendance Growth Rates"

April:

Parish Paper: "How Is Your Congregation's Health?"

Growth Points: "Target Groups"

March:

Parish Paper: "What Type of Future Are We Building?"

Growth Points: "Ministry Area"

January:

Parish Paper:"How to Perfect Your Leadership Triangle"

Growth Points: "Our Mobile World"

2011 Mailings:

November:

Parish Paper:"Should We Unleash the Power of Congregational Planning?"

Growth Points: "Developing Leaders"

October:

Parish Paper: "Why Do Smart Churches Make Dumb Decisions"

Growth Points: "Transitional Churches"

September:

Parish Paper: "Why Do People Connect with Christ and a Congregation?"

Growth Points: "Look Out! The Immigrants Are Here September 11"

August:

Parish Paper: "How to Prevent Bad Behavior During Times of Change"

Growth Points: "Identify Receptive People"

July:

Parish Paper: "How to Select Quality Staff"

Growth Points: "Converts Who Stay"

June:

Parish Paper: "What is the Pastor's Role in Church Finance?"

Growth Points: "Closing Our Doors, Part II"

May:

Parish Paper: "When Does Success Lead to Failure?"

Growth Points: "Closing Our Doors - Part 1"

April:

Growth Points: "Improving Morale, Part 2"

Parish Paper: "Incoming Pastor, Building Smoother Transition Bridges"

March 2011:

Growth Points:"Improving Morale, Part 1"

Parish Paper: "Does a Congregation's Location Influence Its Effectiveness?"

February 2011:

Growth Points: "Proponents & Opponents"

Parish Paper: "Accomplishing Worthy Goals - Being Smart Is Not Enough"

January 2011

Growth Points: Turnaround Leaders

Parish Paper: What Is Your Unconscious Intent

2010 Mailings:

 

December 2010

Growth Points:"There's Hope for Your Church"

Parish Paper: "Fifty Years Later"

November

Growth Points: "Handling Criticism Wisely"

Parish Paper: "Big-Picture Trends in Congregattions"

October

Growth Points: "The Net Generation"

Parish Paper: "Why Are Worship Visitors Important?"

September

Growth Points: Generational Update 2010

Parish Paper: Planning for the Unexpected Financial Crisis

August

Growth Points: Nine Hats of Pastor

Parish Paper: How Much Should We Pay our Pastor

 

July

      Growth Points:  Junk in the Mail

      Parrish Paper:   Should Our Congregation Use Internet Social Media?

 

June

        Growth Points: Slow People Down

        Parrish Paper: Why Does Mentoring Succeed and Fail

        

May

        Growth Points: Eleven Keys for Sustained Growth

      

        Parrish Paper: Generous Givers: A Product of Motivations & Methods 

 

April

       Growth Points: Restoring Hope

Parish Paper: What We Can Learn from the Emerging Church Movement

 

March

Growth Points: Breaking Through - Where Do You Start?

Parish Paper: New Trends in Belonging

 

February

Growth Points: Moving Off A Plateau Part Two

Parish Paper: Should We Fine-Tune Our Churches Internal Culture?

January

Growth Points: Moving Off the Plateau, Part I

Parish Paper: Becoming Comfortable with Conflict

 

2009

 

December

Growth Points: "Manage Your Church's Brand"

Parish Paper: "Are We a Leader-Sending Congregation?"

November

Growth Points: "The Planning Gap"

Parish Paper: "Seven Roads to a Multicultural Congregation"

October

Growth Points: "God the Planner"

Parish Paper: "Women Pastors: Are Our Assumptions Accurate?"

September

Growth Points: "Biblical Planning"

Parish Paper: "Do We Sing All 5 Worship-Hymn Preferences?"

August

Growth Points:"Breaking the 800 Barrier"

Parish Paper:"Shepherding Churches Through Grief Storms"

July

Growth Points: "Breaking the 400 Worship Barrier"

Parish Paper: "Lay Testimonials Strengthen Financial Giving!"

June

Growth Points: "Breaking the 85 Worship Barrier"

Parish Paper: "One Congregation, Many Locations"

May

Growth Points"Growing Smaller Churches"

Parish Paper"Permanent Endowment Fund: Blessing & Temptation"

 

April

Growth Points"The Planning Cycle"

Parish Paper "What Do People Want in Their Pastors?"

 

March

Growth Points"Church Board Affairs"

Parish Paper"Going into All the World: Church Web Site Basics"

 

February

Growth Points

Parish Paper"Should our Congregation Offer More Choices?"

January

Growth Points"Stage 5: The Dying Church"

Parish Paper"How to Identify our Church's Unstated Assumptions"

 

Mailings: 2008

 

December

 

November