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I’m trying something kind of new this week – sharing a list of ten things that have inspired me that I think YOU would benefit from reading. Find those in the list at the end, but first, a quote about prayer… “Prayers are prophecies. They are the best predictors of your spiritual future. Who you […]

The post 10+ Links and Resources for Leaders and Creatives – July 6, 2018 appeared first on Brandon Cox.

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Remember the Once-ler? From The Lorax by Dr. Seuss? He was a fairly normal guy who wanted to build a big business at the expense of the environment, so he kept “biggering and biggering” until all the trees were gone, the wildlife had vacated the landscape, and his business crashed. The little children’s book seems to […]

The post 8 Ways to Stop Biggering and Start Bettering the Church appeared first on Brandon Cox.

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I’m an introvert, and I’m a pastor. It’s a tough combination to pull off, especially when we tend to celebrate certain types of personalities over others in the world of ministry leadership. As church planters, we went through a couple of different assessment periods before we launched Grace Hills Church, and I can specifically remember […]

The post The Best Personality Type for Ministry Leaders appeared first on Brandon Cox.

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Years ago, a sweet lady in our church handed me a little slip of paper to encourage me on my journey. I unfolded it and it read: God doesn’t call the qualified; he qualifies the called. I’m not sure who said it originally, but I’ve heard and repeated it many times since. And then, as […]

The post Actually, God Calls the Qualified… Into Leadership appeared first on Brandon Cox.

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The church I’m serving as pastor just bought a new property for $1.1 million in the heart of Northwest Arkansas. We spent a lot of time praying over that decision and it felt like a huge step. But it wasn’t the most important decision I’ve ever had to make as a pastor. I once left […]

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I see it all the time. I’ve done it myself. And it’s incredibly ineffective. It looks like this… Hi, this is Pastor So-and-so. I’m the Pastor of the First Fantastic Church. We meet on Sundays at 10:00 and we’d love to have you. Come check us out, worship with us, and see what we’re all […]

The post Church Facebook Ads Work Well When They Answer THIS Question appeared first on Brandon Cox.

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Summer is almost here, and summer is a great time to work ON the ministry and not just IN the ministry. What does that mean? It means, it’s a great time to get organized and get all of your church’s systems in order so that your work is more effective. My friends over at Church […]

The post 7 Awesome Online Courses for Church Leaders appeared first on Brandon Cox.

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The struggle is real. When you drop the phrase spiritual warfare into a casual conversations, you often get mixed reactions. On the one hand, a lot of people are skeptics when it comes to anything invisible or supernatural. In fact, many people will believe in heaven and angels but choose not to believe in hell or demons. […]

The post Spiritual Warfare and the Lives of Pastors and Church Leaders appeared first on Brandon Cox.

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So, what are you reading lately? It’s a question that comes up a LOT in the worlds in which I walk – both church and business leadership. So I decided to keep one blog post that I would update and refresh with each new book I read and (usually) recommend, along with some brief thoughts on […]

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We’re so “ether-or” in our viewpoints, aren’t we? We have a tendency to form an opinion, stake a position, and defend it against anything that looks different. Tension can be good. Out of tension flows a creative discussion and differences of opinion that force us to re-evaluate our viewpoints and emphases to ensure that we’re […]

The post 3 Components of a Healthy Church Planting Model appeared first on Brandon Cox.

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