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In the following pages I will chronicle my step by step journey as a Church Planter
4 steps to a great service.

Set the Stage. To many times we assume that everyone in the room is already part of the “club” and knows the basics of who we are, what we believe, and what we are getting ready to do. (Sing 3 songs, take up offering, play a cool intro video, listen to a message, pray and dismiss). But the truth is many people coming to our service have absolutely no clue of any of these things. Because of this, each week we want to set the stage for... 
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3 Things that will cap your leadership lid – part 2

REFUSING TO TAKE HONEST CRITIQUE We all want to be right. I think it’s just human nature. We want to come up with a great idea, have it be amazing and then get all of the credit. But the truth of the matter is, there are very few times in life where we as leaders come up with an idea that is absolutely perfect and cannot be improved upon. In fact I would go as far to say that there is NEVER a time in life where our ideas are perfect …... 
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Three Things That Will Cap Your Leadership Lid – Part I

LOOKING AT THE WRONG PEOPLE. If you are a 6′ tall forward in High School that averages 15 points per game for your basketball team in rural small-town America and all you ever do is compare yourself to the local competition. You are going to be in for a rude awakening when you play against Division I Athletes that are All-Americans from the big city. However, if you constantly study guys that are bigger, faster and stronger than you. It will... 
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7 things that let me know God has called me to plant a Church in Visalia

I have had so many people ask me “Kevin – Why are you planting a church?” “How did you know you are suppose to plant and why in the world Visalia?” “You could go anywhere to plant a church … why Tulare County?” I have had this conversation so many times with different people, that I thought I would go ahead and put down in writing some of the things that God did to let me know He was calling us to... 
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Church Leaders – It’s time to come out of the closet.

If there is one topic that Church Leaders are afraid or intimidated to teach about it is Homosexuality. I don’t know if it is because we do not know a lot about it, we are not sure exactly how to approach it publicly without sounding homophobic or we are just a little shy about dealing with controversial subjects from the pulpit. No matter the reason it is time for Pastors and Youth Pastors to come out of the closet and teach Godly, loving,... 
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An Outsiders view of Church.

I have been raised in church. From the time I was little up till now I have always had a church home. In fact for the past 21 years I have either worked full-time or volunteered full time at a local church. I have always been an “insider” when it comes to church attendance. This summer things are a bit different. This summer I find myself without a weekly church home. Myself, my family and a few of our friends have answered God’s... 
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One Day Skype Conference

One of the things I absolutely love doing is serving and raising up leaders to be more effective at building their teams and reaching more teenagers. Out of this desire to train leaders I developed a SKYPE ONE DAY COACHING CONFERENCE for leaders and their entire team. Here is how it works. Skype One Day Coaching Conference In the Skype One Day we will take 3 hours to do a private coaching conference with you and your entire team. Before the Conference... 
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Advertising will … and won’t …

Advertising is a great tool to be used by your church and ministry. However, as you build your advertising game-plan keep in mind a few things that advertising will and won’t do … Advertising won’t …. Advertising won’t change reality for people who attend your ministry venues. Advertising won’t win people to Jesus . Advertising won’t make disciples. Advertising won’t replace personal relationships. Advertising... 
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Four M’s that will Make you a Better Leader

Mentor. Paul said “Follow me as I follow Christ.” Every leader needs a mentor. Mentors don’t have to be people that you meet with one on one. Mentors can be people that you choose to learn from and then read everything they write, listen to everything they say, and watch everything they do, even from afar. If you want to become the leader God has desires you to be … you have to have a mentor. Mind. One of my favorite passages... 
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3 things I learned while at Hillsong Paris

This past week Pastor Brendan White allowed me the honor of speaking at his Hillsong Paris Campus. I met Brendan and his team a few years ago, where we were both speaking at a leadership conference in France. Like you I have heard a lot about Hillsong over the years, the quality, the passion, and the worship experience. I have watched what God is doing thru their team from afar, but until this past weekend I had never been to an actual Hillsong... 
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