Did you know that … About 3.5 billion people are connected to the Internet. In December of 2016, Instagram reported over 600 million monthly active users and over 400 million daily active users. There are over 2 billion monthly active Facebook users. Our world is connected more than we ever have been. We have access…

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“Social media is a viable ministry platform.” If you’re a pastor, you’ve probably heard those words several times over the last 10 years. And it’s true, social media is in fact, not just a viable ministry platform, but it’s one that churches and pastors can use as another point of connection throughout the week. Many…

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In the second episode of RocketCast, Michael talks with Lysa Terkeurst about crafting compelling messages, creating sticky statements and authentically connecting with your audience.  If you’re a speaker or a writer of any sort, you’ll find her insights helpful.  In this episode you will learn: They key to creating memorable messages How to connect your message…

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In an effort to add value to church leaders, The Rocket Company is attending the Velocity 2014 Conference and will be live-blogging throughout the event.  For anyone involved in church planting, this is a can’t-miss event. Dave Ferguson, Lead Pastor of COMMUNITY in Chicago, and Shawn Lovejoy, Lead Pastor of Mountain Lake Church, opened with…

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Hey, it’s Michael.  That’s me in the white shirt and tie. In 1991, I walked down the aisle at First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida to surrender to full time Christian ministry. I didn’t really understand those terms, or the ramifications of that decision. But I remember a strong pull to abandon my desire to be…

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It’s 7 days until Get More Volunteers. Click here to sign up before registration closes. The average church engages 45% of their adults and students in some kind of serving role. Here’s the breakdown:   Is your church average, below average or above average?  What percentage of your adults and students serve?  Would you like…

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How many weekends a year do you preach?  45 or more?  Fifty?  All of them? Preaching every week can be emotionally and spiritually draining.  I know you’re called to communicate the Gospel and you love sharing God’s Word with people, but a drained pastor isn’t a good preacher. Get intentional about taking a few weeks…

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Does your church receive an offering as a part of the weekly worship service? Do you pass a plate and give people the opportunity to give? And do you wish more people participated in that part of the service? The offering is one of the most important moments in the church service, because it’s the…

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In our effort to help churches succeed, The Rocket Company will be live blogging from this week’s Catalyst Conference.  Up next was Rocket Company friend and Senior Pastor of Central Christian Church in Las Vegas, the incredible Jud Wilhite. The following are 21 Leadership Quotes And Lessons from his challenging session. If you’re in leadership you know the weight of that prayer. – “Lord,…

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In our effort to help churches succeed, The Rocket Company will be live blogging from this week’s Catalyst Conference.  Catalyst blessed its audience with a video interview with Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, NJ.  It was an amazing time.  The following are 26 leadership quotes and lessons from his session each leader should know. Purpose is more important than a…

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