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Justin Trapp is a church leader and entrepreneur. In 2014, on a mission trip to Madagascar, after he Facetimed into his wife’s very first ultrasound of their first child, Justin felt God’s leading to step way outside his comfort zone and focus on one thing, helping...

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4 Lessons on Transition in Life and Ministry

4 Lessons on Transition in Life and Ministry

The winds of change blow from time to time in our lives. I am currently in a transitional season in my life.  This process is producing some valuable lessons I thought I would share. I have learned several things but for narrowed it down to four for this post. 1....

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What can God do in your life in one year?

What can God do in your life in one year?

One year ago, a major shift happened in my life... It all started on a warm evening in Madagascar. I was standing on the porch outside my room listening to my sons heartbeat for the first time. The beauty of technology made it possible for me to virtually attend my...

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How Do You Write Your Sermons?

How Do You Write Your Sermons?

A few days ago I sent my email list a short survey asking, "How do you write your sermons?" I was BLOWN AWAY when over 1000 pastors responded in the first 24 hours. In case you missed it... At the end of the survey I have a free gift for you. It's a brand new...

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Youth Leader Survey Results

Last week I launched my youth leader survey.  I am very pleased to say over 900 youth leaders responded. My company Ministry Pass, has seen a surge recently in interest from youth leaders so I created this survey to help us better serve your needs.  What I learned,...

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Jesus and the Parable of Marketing

Jesus and the Parable of Marketing

A dear pastor friend of mine recently shared with me his frustration surrounding a failed outreach event at his church. He has a passion for his church to grow by reaching the community but the last event was a huge expense and it wasn't well attended. They didn't...

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How to Inspire Your Church to Make Ideas Happen

How to Inspire Your Church to Make Ideas Happen

I'm pumped to have author and speaker Joël Malm guest posting on my blog today. Joël's a good friend of mine and a phenomenal leader. He's also graciously volunteered to give away a FREE copy of his new book, Vision Map, to the first ten people who comment on the...

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How to Make Your Sermons Easier to Remember

How to Make Your Sermons Easier to Remember

Almost instantaneously, sermon series have taken the preaching world by storm. Visit a handful of church websites and you’re bound to find a majority promoting their hot, new sermon series. Despite the popularity of sermon series, many ministers still view them with...

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5 Tips for Using Media in Your Sermons

5 Tips for Using Media in Your Sermons

Media is a powerful thing. When employed correctly, it can enhance the communication of God’s Word and add a sense of freshness to your messages. Used haphazardly though, videos, photos, and slides can become a huge distraction to the audience. Here are five tips that...

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Church Graphics Handbook

If you feel intimidated by photoshop, stumped for creativity or just want to get better at designing, the Church Graphics Handbook is just what you are looking for. My friend, Brady Shearer just released this incredible resource for churches.  You can get access to...

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Launching a Company in 4 Months…

A few weeks ago introduced Ministry Pass.  I shared the reasons why I was creating it on a post you can read HERE.    Tomorrow I will officially launch our new company and so I wanted to share some of the backstory. It all started on a plane ride from Madagascar......

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Learn from Mark Batterson

Mark Batterson is a pastor and New York Times bestselling author of books you may have read, The Circle Maker, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, and his newest book, The Grave Robber.   Needless to say, I was pretty excited when he agreed to partner with me and...

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One tip to increase online giving

One tip to increase online giving

I started a company that helps churches with their media and marketing.  One of the things we do is help churches increase online giving with a few tips we learned. One church we were helping were very hesitant to set up online giving.  They gave me excuses like: 1....

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Former pastor sells his Bibles

Former pastor sells his Bibles

A few Saturdays ago, my wife and I were almost home when she saw a garage sale sign.  She loves re-purposing furniture so we followed the signs. When we started looking at everything I noticed some seminary books for sale.  I asked the man if he went to Bible school...

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#30in30 – Chad Clarkson Interview

#30in30 – Chad Clarkson Interview

I was out of town last week and quickly realized how unreliable hotel wifi speeds are when trying to upload large video files.  I am back in the office and back to posting my #30in30 series. Chad Clarkson leads the Houston Church Planters Network, a network...

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